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The controversial “Street View” feature of Google Maps first launched in the US has now come to Australia, raising privacy fears while giving the world a street level view of the land down under. Go ogle it and see what you think!

Published in Fuzzy Logic
Has Google become schizophrenic? It seems that way as with one breath it tells us that it takes our privacy very seriously indeed, and in the next admits that there is no privacy...

Published in Home Tech
That is the surprising conclusion of a University of Michigan study which discovered that more than 75 percent of bank sites surveyed had at least one flaw which could make customers vulnerable to financial or identity loss. The findings, which will be presented today at a Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security meeting  at the Carnegie Mellon University, suggest that these are design flaws that cannot be fixed with a simple patch...

Published in Home Tech
There is a scenario in the new Batman movie which, although technically absurd, foreshadows a surveillance system that is frighteningly close to reality

Published in Cornered!
Ever wondered if someone is reading your Google Mail messages? Well now, courtesy of a new Google privacy tool (oh the irony) you can find out...

Published in Home Tech
The privacy related problems just pile up for Google as the first Street View vans are spotted in the United Kingdom and European Data Protection laws are rolled out to greet them...

Published in Home Tech
Saturday, 05 July 2008 16:29

No appeal from Google on YouTube data ruling

An appeal by Google against the decision of a federal judge in New York that it must hand over details of every video ever viewed on YouTube to Viacom was not only widely expected, but thought to be pretty much a given. A comment by Google's senior litigation counsel seems to suggest otherwise...

Published in Networking
Do you ever feel uncomfortable when you're warned that "this call may be monitored for quality and training purposes" and then you're asked for sensitive information such as a credit card number? IBM's India Research Laboratory thinks it has the answer.

Published in Home Tech
A judge has ordered that YouTube must hand over every record of every video watched by YouTube users to Viacom. That's the user name, address and IP address relating to every video clip you ever watched. The data, contained on a set of four terabyte hard drives, is to be used to help Viacom prove that copyright infringing material is more popular than user-generated video content. And increase the liability of Google if Viacom wins its $1 billion copyright infringement case, of course. Meanwhile, it seems, all your YouTube viewing history belongs to Viacom...

Published in Networking
Wednesday, 02 July 2008 19:51

Internet snoops wanted. Apply US Army.

Do you have what it takes to snoop around web pages, chat rooms, blogs and other Internet areas? Great, the United States Army has just the job for you...

Published in Networking
New research reveals that a staggering 47 percent of British IT admin staff admit to accessing confidential or sensitive information. Information, that is, which they are not meant to be looking at in the first place.

Published in Home Tech
Google is testing technology to blur faces seen in Steet View images, but is that enough to satisfy people's privacy concerns?

Published in Networking
Monday, 14 April 2008 18:59

Your Tyres will be Dobbers

Recently enacted legislation in various European, Asian and North American countries mandates the installation of Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) for all new vehicles.  Due to amazing foolishness in the implementation of this technology, your car will be electronically identifiable up to a few metres away, ANYWHERE and by ANYONE.
Published in Home Tech
Monday, 14 April 2008 09:52

Gillard: All Workers are Possible Terrorists

This morning, Australian Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard suggested that permitting bosses to spy on their workers’ email would help reduce terrorism.  What a total crock!
Published in Home Tech
Thursday, 20 March 2008 18:58

Will the RFID Industry EVER Get It?

A recent article from a representative of the RFID industry makes it very clear that the industry still has no comprehension of the privacy concerns of ordinary consumers.
Published in Home Tech
Google has consummated its acquisition of online ad serving and technology company DoubleClick, following approval from the European Union, but the EU's statement that it gave no consideration to the privacy implications of the merger has been described as a major setback for privacy advocates.
Published in Home Tech
Last week, Canadian privacy company Credentica was purchased by Microsoft.  Credentica is a world-leader in the development of reduced-leakage personal data repositories.
Published in Home Tech
Friday, 07 March 2008 07:42

An Audience of One - Uncle Bill wants YOU!

How comfortable would you be knowing that, in the future, the advertising you see through your TV, PC, PDA, mobile phone, iPod or DVD player were customised to YOU?
Published in Home Tech
Sunday, 02 March 2008 09:27

Taking the Myki

Myki is the all-new public ticketing system about to be rolled out in Victoria.  Or is it? 
Published in Home Tech
Symantec have released their first ever ‘Norton Online Living Report’, a bi-annual survey that gives a snapshot of how different cultures and countries approach the Internet and lets us see how our daily lives are affected by the online world, with some very interesting stats for parents on children’s Internet use.

Published in Home Tech




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