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OFF-GRID: all the ways your personal data is collected…

November 2, 2011

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Off-grid blogger TECHSTAR offers a somewhat depressing list of all the ways personal data is collected from everyday people. The article begins with the infamous Scott McNealy quote “You have zero privacy anyway. Get over it.” Advertisements

Verizon comes clean about on-selling

November 1, 2011

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LINK to Houston news LINK to FOX Verizon in the US recently came clean about on-selling personal data to third parties for marketing. The data being sold is collected through cell-phones and smart-phones to give a person’s location, downloaded smartphone apps and websites visited, as well as age and gender. The public statement says: “these […]

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. […]

POLITICS.HU (Hungary): Hungary’s data protection ombudsman lays down the law about personal surveys.

August 20, 2011

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“Ombudsman rules personal data in govt survey be destroyed” “According to the ombudsman, the bar code in the header of each questionnaire makes the sheets “unique and personal”, and respondents could be identified. Jori also said that the waiver attached to each questionnaire “would allow for nearly unlimited handling” of the personal data of respondents.”

NZ post privacy policy for the Lifestyle survey

July 1, 2011

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Privacy policy here  

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 […]