Category Archives: Privacy

PRISM

Seen today. “If the innocent have nothing to fear, why waste millions of pounds seeing what they’re doing?” I think that does a pretty good job of summing it up. Advertisements

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Authenticator change, let’s follow the money

Been pondering and I think I’ve come up with a reason for this apparently stupid change which has no visible driving reason, no screaming customers, no mega threads on the official forums (or indeed on blogs) about how terrible it … Continue reading

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Authenticator Change

“Intelligent l0gin” apparently, the system is checking that you are consistently coming in from the same IP and then deciding whether to ask for the authenticator or not. http://us.blizzard.com/support/article.xml?locale=en_US&articleId=24660 Need to ponder this one.

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Facebook is at it again

http://www.eweekeurope.co.uk/news/critics-bash-facebook-for-sharing-phone-numbers-18274 The line here is simple, trust Facebook with nothing which you are not entirely happy making public to the entire world.  If you don’t want it shared, remove it from FB asap.    

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Real ID, next steps

I’ve previously discussed my general thoughts around Real ID, the problems with it and some of the motivations which were driving Blizzard.  I do not actually ascribe malicious intent to Blizzard or Activision.  I know this goes against the received … Continue reading

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Latitude

Google Latitude, it’s cool technology, I have nothing to dispute there.  It’s the technology and capability my teenage self dreamt of.  Today I got an invitation to share my location with someone I know (someone who I do count as … Continue reading

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Online information & security

Another day, another information horror story of sorts. Someone has stuck a bot crawling Facebook for public information, collated it into a nicely presented format and slapped it up on a torrent for downloading.  Let’s look at the impact of … Continue reading

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