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UK is showing some confidence in personal data security

November 1, 2011

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A SURVEY by the Information commissioner’s office in the UK shows that 49% of the respondents were confident of the way businesses use their personal data in terms of security, as reported by V3. The accompanying article presents this finding as ‘less than half’ of respondants being confident, and notes that it underlines the importance for […]

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. […]

Google+ privacy profile

June 29, 2011

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Interesting article from wired.com about privacy on google’s new social networking site google+ http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2011/06/google-facebook-privacy/ although google shouldn’t be breaching privacy thanks to the failure of google+’s predecessor, google buzz. http://techliberation.com/2011/03/30/the-ftc%E2%80%99s-google-buzz-privacy-settlement/

“Google’s rival to Facebook”

June 29, 2011

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from AFP via the Herald http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=10735164 A google company rival to facebook that lets users group their friends and filter the information they recieve. It seems like an attempt to change the ‘public information’ aspect of social networking. On the other hand, the information will be in the hands of google, currently being investigated for […]

Herald: National party sending out surveys

June 28, 2011

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http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10734929 “The survey is clearly intended as an election tool. Its questions include asking voters which party they support and it tries to ascertain if they are swing voters.” This is collection of personal information not to sell, but to gain political power. How different is this to the NZ Post survey?

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 […]