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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
Monday, 11 February 2008 14:22

It's MY Computer

Nothing’s changed!  Too many vendors of 3rd party software products would like to possess your computer to the greatest extent possible, even after you uninstall their software.
Published in Home Tech
The European Court of Justice has ruled that European Community directives aimed at protecting copyright do not override privacy rules.

Published in Home Tech
Friday, 25 January 2008 03:00

Music industry wants ISPs to be its enforcers

The music industry is barking up the wrong tree when it suggests there is acceptance of the idea of making ISPs responsible for filtering copyright-infringing traffic.

Published in Core Dump
Friday, 07 December 2007 03:32

Facebook backs off on Beacon - sort of

Facebook has reworked its controversial Beacon advertising system in the wake of privacy complaints, with CEO Mark Zuckerberg apologising for a "bad job".

Published in Home Tech
Monday, 03 December 2007 09:35

CA exposes sneaky Facebook tracking

Facebook's Beacon system is logging users' activities in a manner contrary to the company's stated practices according to a CA security researcher.

Published in Core Dump
Thursday, 01 November 2007 06:18

whois changes defeated: ICANN will continue study

Proposals to change rules requiring those registering domain names to provide contact information that will be made public have been set aside by ICANN.

Published in Home Tech
Thursday, 18 October 2007 05:02

Yahoo lied to us says US Congressional committee

A US Congressional committee has summoned Internet giant Yahoo's CEO Jerry Yang and general counsel Michael Callahan to explain why the company allegedly previously gave false testimony about its role in revealing the identity of a dissident journalist to the Chinese Government.

Published in Home Tech
Sunday, 14 October 2007 14:10

The rainbow of horror

So, you think that you're using a strong, secure password do you? Well think again, and hope that you don't become the victim of Ophcrack and its use of rainbow tables.

Published in A Meaningful Look
The National Applications Office (NAO), a department of U.S. Homeland Security, was not allowed to begin domestic observations within the United States and its territories on October 1, 2007, due to concerns with civil liberties and the legality of its actions.         
Published in Space
A new survey by the NCSA and McAfee shows just how vulnerable most computer owners are, as the majority who believe themselves protected by security software actually discover they are instead woefully underprotected!

Published in Fuzzy Logic
Tuesday, 25 September 2007 07:31

ZoneAlarm's ForceField protects browsers

Security vendor Check Point is applying virtualisation technology to help protect web browsers from drive-by downloads and other threats.

Published in Home Tech
One thing you may not know about the TiVo personal video recorded - due to hit our shores early next year - is that it knows what you like to watch. This is not always a good thing.

Published in Cornered!

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