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Displaying items by tag: Policies

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
Once upon a time, citizens of the US and much of the western world could rely on their legal systems to protect the privacy of communications. However, email was deemed to be somehow less private than ordinary mail. That may have changed forever early this week as a result of a US court ruling.

Published in Home Tech
Wednesday, 13 June 2007 03:10

Google amends log retention policy

Google will anonymise the contents of its server logs when they are 18 months old in an attempt to satisfy privacy concerns raised by an European Union working party.

Published in Home Tech
Google has been ranked as the company most hostile to privacy in a survey looking into the privacy practices of 23 leading Internet organizations. The survey, from UK-based not-for-profit privacy advocacy group Privacy International (PI), has sparked a war of words through the media between Google and the group.

Published in Home Tech
Thursday, 07 June 2007 11:23

TrustDefender wins AIIA 2007 iAward

On demand endpoint security provider TrustDefender has won a 2007 iAward for its consumer and enterprise security software.

Published in Home Tech
Saturday, 02 June 2007 22:23

Google Maps becomes 'œGo Ogle Maps'

Curiosity, outrage, humor, blog entries and more has erupted since Google Maps brought 360 degree “Street View” photography to the world, prompting yet another round of Google privacy concerns.

Published in Fuzzy Logic
Friday, 01 June 2007 04:40

iTunes Plus scaremongering

The arrival of iTunes Plus - DRM-free content from Apple's iTunes Store - has triggered hysteria in some quarters.

Published in Home Tech
Tuesday, 29 May 2007 00:36

Google takes care of its privates

Dogged by questions from the EU over Google’s data retention and privacy policies, Google say they’re following the rules.

Published in Fuzzy Logic
Saturday, 26 May 2007 06:30

Google bristles over EU data probe

The EU's data privacy watchdog has launched an investigation into the personal data retention policies of Google, querying whether the search leader is breaking privacy laws. In its defence, Google has fired back a salvo defending its policies and asking whether the other main search players Yahoo and Microsoft are being similarly scrutinized.

Published in Beerfiles
Wednesday, 23 May 2007 06:59

US Reps pass spyware bill - again

The US House of Representatives has passed the Internet Spyware (I-SPY) Prevention Act, which provides for sentences of up to five years imprisonment for those who introduce certain types of software onto a computer without authorisation.

Published in Technology Regulation
Monday, 30 April 2007 12:06

GoFinder brings budget vehicle tracking

A sub-$A500 vehicle GPS tracking system is about to reach the Australian market.

Published in Mobility
Monday, 30 April 2007 10:55

Google boosts searchability of state data

Google is working with the governments of four US states to improve the accessibility of public information.

Published in Home Tech
A decade ago, Microsoft asked "where do you want to go today". Now Google is offering to answer the question "where did you go yesterday, and the day before, and..."

Published in Home Tech
Up to 100,000 people were thought to have had their social security numbers and other private data exposed via the US Dept of Agriculture’s website in a shocking privacy breach, with 37,000 now officially off the hook.

Published in Home Tech
Three privacy groups have filed a complaint with the US Federal Trade Commission saying the acquisition of DoubleClick by Google will injure consumers by invading their privacy and harm the public interest. Google and DoubleClick, however, claim that their respective data sets cannot be combined to gain more information on consumers.

Published in Home Tech
For $50 a year you'll soon be able to christen your Second Life avatar with your actual name, but Linden Labs seems to be doing little to stop someone else masquerading as you.

Published in Seeking Nerdvana
Thursday, 22 March 2007 14:33

ICANN may offer domain registrants more privacy

At present, people registering domains must allow their contact details to appear in a public database - but that may change if the recommendations of ICANN's task force on whois services are accepted.

Published in Home Tech
Monday, 19 March 2007 19:06

China displaces Britain as botnet epicentre

China has displaced Britain as the home of the greatest concentration of compromised (zombie) PCs.

Published in Market

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