Tag Archives: privacy

Why I broke up with Facebook

Posted on 19. Sep, 2012 by .

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Facebook and I met about five or six years ago. At first everything was great. We’d meet occasionally, have some fun, share photos and talk about friends. Over the years though something changed, at times things got a bit stalker-ish, a bit intrusive and even rather dull. Like any relationship we’ve had our ups and [...]

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Google vs Westminster on Privacy

Posted on 30. Mar, 2012 by .

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Google made the headlines over privacy again this week, and not for the first time this month. This time the search giant was standing up to Westminster Members of Parliament, who believe that the major online players should be controlling what we can say and see, all in the name of privacy. Parliament’s involvement in [...]

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Google’s new privacy rules, and what they might mean for you

Posted on 08. Mar, 2012 by .

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Google launched their controversial new privacy rules yesterday (Thursday), and the reaction across the board has already been fiery, with everyone from the European Commissioner of Justice and U.S. State Attorney Generals to everyday internet and smartphone users weighing in with their opinions on the matter.

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Joining the Google SSL conspiracy theories

Posted on 25. Oct, 2011 by .

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A week ago Google announced it would make search more secure. It would do this by automatically deploy SSL encryption on searches for logged in users. A logged in user is someone with a cookie from YouTube, Google+, Gmail, etc, that’s still active. Google suggests that that’s less than 10% of current searches. The search [...]

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Are sensible passwords really about to be banned in France?

Posted on 11. Apr, 2011 by .

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Last week, Slashdot surfaced news about impending and controversial data laws in France with the headline “France Outlaws Hashed Passwords“. They linked to the BBC news story about Google, eBay, Dailymotion and others challenging it. It’s considered bad form to store passwords in plain text. Plain text is unencrypted. It would mean that if your [...]

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The Technology for Marketing & Advertising walkthrough

Posted on 03. Mar, 2011 by .

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Did you know that Earls Court is going to close after the 2012 Olympics? Current plans will have the venue host Olympic volleyball and then it may well become a residential site. This week the historic venue was host to an event even more energetic than the bounce of elite athletes up and down the [...]

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