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Digital inheritance?

November 1, 2011

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link (Digital Trends) A recent survey raises the issue of digital inheritance, with people leaving the passwords to personal information and data in their wills. This includes photos, videos, music and access to facebook accounts and other webpages. Although the survey was targeted at Brits, it would be unsurprising to find it happening here in NZ. […]

The strange reality of “People-searching” (US)

September 7, 2011

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Spokeo, Intelius and ZabaSearch are three websites that allow you to search a wealth of information on anyone in the US. Searching my first and last name on ZabaSearch (free) offered over 1000 results from the US, an initialled middle name brought the number down to 64, most of whom had phone number, date of […]

Herald ‘vox pop’ survey article on internet privacy

June 27, 2011

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http://www.nzherald.co.nz/privacy/news/article.cfm?c_id=546&objectid=10731790 A simple reporting of three people’s opinions on facebook and internet privacy. “I feel like people online are my friends,” says Campbell. “So I’m more likely to share information with them than a stranger, even though you could get strangers online.” … perhaps this shows a belief by internet users that the internet is […]

Guardian: Facebook book review

June 24, 2011

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Review of a book about Facebook, http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2010/jul/18/the-facebook-effect-david-kirkpatrick-book-review The second to last par in particular caught my eye: “Facebook makes the bulk of its money by helping companies target potential customers more effectively than mainstream media, and last year – the first that it began turning a profit – it took an estimated $800m (£530m) in revenues. […]

The Guardian: Facebook privacy

June 24, 2011

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A link to a choppy article from the Guardian detailing Facebook’s access to phone numbers, http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/blog/2010/oct/06/facebook-privacy-phone-numbers-upload and the embedded Tom Scott site “EVIL” http://www.tomscott.com/evil/

Easy encryption for public web security

June 24, 2011

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An APF article via NZ Herald about a new service called PrivateSky which encrypts and decrypts information posted by the user to facebook, email and general internet exchanges: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=10734020

Dominion Post coverage of the NZ post survey scandal

June 24, 2011

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The following is a link to the coverage by the Dominion Post of New Zealand Post’s survey of personal information. http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/5164810/NZ-Post-defends-selling-information Some of the notable comments: wayne   #11   04:37 pm Jun 20 2011 If you have completed the details giving them permission to use the data what right do you have to complain that they […]