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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 […]

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 […]