JUser: :_load: Unable to load user with ID: 1543
JUser: :_load: Unable to load user with ID: 63

Displaying items by tag: Policies

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!
Thursday, 06 September 2007 04:57

Facebook spills the beans on users

Facebook has begun making its users' information visible to non-members.

Published in Home Tech
Tuesday, 28 August 2007 06:46

TorrentSpy blocks US visitors

Well-known torrent search site TorrentSpy is blocking visitors from the US.

Published in Home Tech
Microsoft and Ask.com have called on the IT industry to develop global privacy principles for data collection, use and protection related to searching and online advertising.

Published in Home Tech
Norton AntiBot, from Symantec, promises to protect you from bots and remove ones that are already on your computer, along with other malware – how soon before competitors do the same and the bad guys try to find ways around it?

Published in Fuzzy Logic
Tuesday, 17 July 2007 19:13

Google: And so the cookie crumbles - or not!

Search leader Google, mindful of growing criticism concerning the amount of private data it collects about individuals on the web, has announced a change to its data retention policy concerning cookies. However, for most web surfers, the policy change will mean no change at all.

Published in Beerfiles

There are many good reasons to be concerned about security and privacy online. For example, Internet banking can be at risk if there is any possibility of malicious software on your computer's hard drive. Banks even expressly warn that before using their systems you should ensure you have taken steps to ensure your personal security.

Published in Open Source
On July 1, 2007, British officials made all of the public places and workplaces in England smokefree—saying it will promote a healthier environment for all.

Published in Health
Health insurer Australian Health Management (ahm) has registered more than 10,000 of its members in a biometric voice verification system, which it says is the world's largest commercial implementation.

Published in Home Tech
Tuesday, 26 June 2007 10:41

Google threatens to pull Gmail from Germany

Google is often criticised for keeping too much data for too long - but now the company is threatening to turn off its free Google Mail service in Germany if proposed new laws go through.

Published in Home Tech
Friday, 22 June 2007 03:02

EU widens search engine probe

The European Union's Article 29 Data Protection Working Party is set for a wider investigation of search engine privacy practices.

Published in Home Tech




Guest Opinion

Guest Reviews

Guest Research

Guest Research & Case Studies

Channel News