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Twitter App on iOS nags users for Photos Access

Twitter App on iOS nags users for Photos Access Posted by Alexander Hanff on January 28, 2016.Earlier this week I was in Brussels talking about Privacy at the European Parliament – which is nothing unusual, especially as today is Data Privacy Day and this week is often referred t
Publish At:2016-01-29 04:10 | Read:3312 | Comments:0 | Tags:Alexander Hanff News_privacy Apps data protection iOS privac

Another Day In Court For The Company Behind The World’s Most Popular Browser Plugin

Another Day In Court For The Company Behind The World’s Most Popular Browser Plugin Posted by Alexander Hanff on August 13, 2015.Earlier this week I boarded a plane to Dusseldorf in Germany in order to attend a court session in Cologne regarding ad blocking.  The purpose was to continu
Publish At:2015-08-13 20:00 | Read:3095 | Comments:0 | Tags:Alexander Hanff News_legal News_privacy Security adblock plu

Why CTO’s should enforce adblocking on their networks

Why CTO’s should enforce adblocking on their networks Posted by Alexander Hanff on July 13, 2015.Recent research from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia has illustrated that blocking advertising on their enterprise network cut bandwidth usage by 25-40%.  They used Adbloc
Publish At:2015-07-13 12:55 | Read:2796 | Comments:0 | Tags:Alexander Hanff Expert Views Advertising Networking security

iStorage FIPS 140-2 Encrypted Storage Devices

iStorage FIPS 140-2 Encrypted Storage Devices Posted by Alexander Hanff on May 28, 2015.My first Privacy News Video is a review of i-Storage’s FIPS 140-2 Certified Hardware Encrypted Storage Devices.Given the current climate and security concerns since the Snowden revelations beg
Publish At:2015-05-28 07:20 | Read:2414 | Comments:0 | Tags:Alexander Hanff Reviews encryption NSA privacy security

Time to get Real on IoT

Time to get Real on IoT Posted by Alexander Hanff on April 29, 2015.I was reading my Twitter feed this afternoon and a member of my network posted an article about how the Internet of Things (IoT) will create a virtual world with virtual people and how wonderful this will be for societ
Publish At:2015-04-29 17:15 | Read:2686 | Comments:0 | Tags:Alexander Hanff Expert Views News_privacy Security data prot

Media Blackout on Commeta

Media Blackout on Commeta Last week I wrote a piece about a new project called Commeta which is a global comment system allowing Internet users to comment on any content online without the fear of being censored.  The Kickstarter campaign seems to have hit a wall – which is odd g
Publish At:2015-04-29 00:50 | Read:2445 | Comments:0 | Tags:Alexander Hanff News_privacy Advertising Comments Free Speec

Is Twitter misleading its users on Data Protection?

Is Twitter misleading its users on Data Protection? Recently I wrote an article about Amazon and other companies opening European Datacentres in an attempt to mitigate concerns over mass surveillance by the NSA and other intelligence agencies.  The general point is that because these c
Publish At:2015-04-24 22:35 | Read:3180 | Comments:0 | Tags:Alexander Hanff Expert Views News_privacy News_surveillance

Commeta – innovative, privacy enhancing, global comment system

Commeta – innovative, privacy enhancing, global comment system A friend of mine from Toronto got in touch with me today about a new service he is developing called Commeta.  It immediately caught my attention as a privacy guy, because one of the fundamental problems with leaving
Publish At:2015-04-22 21:30 | Read:2842 | Comments:0 | Tags:Alexander Hanff News_privacy

Google’s latest assault on Privacy – Project-Fi

Google’s latest assault on Privacy – Project-Fi Google announced on their blog today that they are launching Project Fi – a new mobile network for owners of Nexus 6 devices.  Basically Google have partnered with Sprint and T-Mobile to become a Mobile Virtual Network O
Publish At:2015-04-22 21:30 | Read:2252 | Comments:0 | Tags:Alexander Hanff News_privacy News_surveillance Security data

UK Court of Appeal issues game changing judgment in Google Safari case

UK Court of Appeal issues game changing judgment in Google Safari case Where to start…For those who are unaware, in February 2012 Jonathon Mayer (a researcher at Stanford’s Center for Internet and Society) discovered that Google were circumventing privacy settings in Apple&
Publish At:2015-03-27 17:40 | Read:3300 | Comments:0 | Tags:Alexander Hanff News_legal News_politics News_privacy Apple

European Commission tells citizens to stop using Facebook

European Commission tells citizens to stop using Facebook Yesterday was a very important day for privacy and data protection in Europe.  It was the day that Max Schrems was able to present arguments in the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) with regards to the US surveillanc
Publish At:2015-03-25 17:40 | Read:3961 | Comments:0 | Tags:Alexander Hanff News_legal News_politics News_privacy News_s

Draft General Data Protection Regulation – where it went wrong.

Draft General Data Protection Regulation – where it went wrong. Last week a coalition of NGOs issued a report on the latest changes to the draft General Data Protection Regulation made by the Council of Europe titled “Data Protection Broken Badly”.  The eight page doc
Publish At:2015-03-11 17:10 | Read:2539 | Comments:0 | Tags:Alexander Hanff News_legal News_politics News_privacy counci

EU Data Centers are not safe from US Surveillance

EU Data Centers are not safe from US Surveillance Over the past 12 months I have noticed an increasingly worrying trend which is developing in the global technology arena and it is one which in my mind amounts to nothing less than a deliberate attempt to mislead consumers and businesse
Publish At:2015-03-11 01:05 | Read:3726 | Comments:0 | Tags:Alexander Hanff News_cloud News_politics News_privacy News_s

Privacy by Design – worrying developments

Privacy by Design – worrying developments Last week I attended the Privacy by Design User Forum in Toronto where I delivered a presentation on how to develop a new project using Privacy by Design.  But that is not the subject of this article, this article is about a discussion wh
Publish At:2015-03-05 17:00 | Read:2195 | Comments:0 | Tags:Alexander Hanff News_privacy Cavoukian data protection Deloi

Advertising Industry to Sue AdBlock Plus

Advertising Industry to Sue AdBlock Plus In the news this week (French) is the story regarding GESTE and the French Internet Advertising Bureau threatening to sue Eyeo GmbH – the company behind AdBlock Plus.Now don’t get me wrong, I am no fan of AdBlock Plus, I think their
Publish At:2014-12-10 16:20 | Read:3601 | Comments:0 | Tags:Alexander Hanff Expert Views News_privacy 2002/58/ec adblock

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