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New Microsoft Windows 10 update non-options

New Microsoft Windows 10 update non-options Posted by Rob Slade on September 22, 2016.We interrupt the security and quantum computing series to bring you news of Microsoft’s latest decision about how your computers will work.(Those wise or lucky enough to use Linux or Macs can si
Publish At:2016-09-23 07:10 | Read:2693 | Comments:0 | Tags:News News_privacy Perspectives Rob Slade Security 1984 Big B

The new Data Protection Regulation has been adopted

The new Data Protection Regulation has been adopted Posted by Tara Taubman-Bassirian on May 9, 2016.I have aggregated all you need to know about the new EU Regulation using the curation tool Pearltrees. The resource will be kept updated.EU Regulation 2016/679 (the General Data Protecti
Publish At:2016-05-09 23:40 | Read:3226 | Comments:0 | Tags:News_privacy Tara Taubman-Barissian data protection EU priva

#panamapapers and Mossack Fonseca’s Reckless, Feckless IT Security: Was That Breach a Privacy Curse or a Transpare

#panamapapers and Mossack Fonseca’s Reckless, Feckless IT Security: Was That Breach a Privacy Curse or a Transparency Blessing? Posted by Richard Smith on April 9, 2016.…the tight-lipped Mossack Fonseca (believed to be an industry leader)The Economist, 2012Readers will doubtless
Publish At:2016-04-09 21:40 | Read:3288 | Comments:0 | Tags:News_hacks News_politics News_privacy Richard Smith

If you don’t do anything wrong, you have nothing to fear

If you don’t do anything wrong, you have nothing to fear Posted by Kevin on February 26, 2016.If you don’t do anything wrong, you have nothing to fear. I have often expressed surprise and dismay at the apathy of the British voter. It’s almost as if we have a built-in
Publish At:2016-02-26 19:25 | Read:4056 | Comments:0 | Tags:Expert Views Kevin Townsend's opinions News News_politics Ne

iPhone and the FBI backdoor

iPhone and the FBI backdoor Posted by Kevin on February 17, 2016.Much is being written about the FBI’s court order instructing Apple to provide a backdoor into a terrorist’s iPhone. And much praise is being heaped upon Apple for its disinclination to do so. This disinclinat
Publish At:2016-02-17 18:25 | Read:2479 | Comments:0 | Tags:Expert Views Kevin Townsend's opinions News News_hacks News_

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:3220 | Comments:0 | Tags:Alexander Hanff News_privacy Apps data protection iOS privac

Get ready for some serious DoubleSpeak

Get ready for some serious DoubleSpeak Posted by Kevin on October 28, 2015.Two mutually exclusive principles continue their collision course: the European demand for privacy and the US demand for access to personal data.On Monday this week the European Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova
Publish At:2015-10-28 13:55 | Read:1762 | Comments:0 | Tags:Expert Views Kevin Townsend's opinions News News_politics Ne

ECJ Says Safe Harbor Is Not So Safe

ECJ Says Safe Harbor Is Not So Safe Posted by Tara Taubman-Bassirian on October 8, 2015. ‘A milestone’ or a ‘historical’ decision cry the media around the world. It is like a deluge of comments and articles. The Open Rights Group speaks of a ‘Landmark vict
Publish At:2015-10-08 18:45 | Read:4078 | Comments:0 | Tags:Expert Views News_privacy News_surveillance Tara Taubman-Bar

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
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The agony of indecision – Windows 10

The agony of indecision – Windows 10 Posted by Kevin on August 12, 2015.It’s just sitting there. Mostly it’s being quiet – but every now and again it pops up: ‘Here I am. What are you going to do about me.’Well I don’t know. Do I install Windows 10 and obe
Publish At:2015-08-13 02:25 | Read:7075 | Comments:0 | Tags:Expert Views Kevin Townsend's opinions News News_politics Ne

NSA is missing a trick, here …

NSA is missing a trick, here … Posted by Rob Slade on July 31, 2015.Lonely Chinese are chatting with a smartphone program.“Since Xiaoice collects vast amounts of intimate details on individuals, the program inevitably raises questions about users’ privacy.”Siri, Corto
Publish At:2015-07-31 17:20 | Read:2347 | Comments:0 | Tags:News News_privacy News_surveillance Rob Slade Social Media

NSA to destroy bulk metadata collection

NSA to destroy bulk metadata collection Posted by Kevin on July 28, 2015.The Office of the Director of National Intelligence announced yesterday that the NSA will cease analytic access to its collection of historical metadata (that is, the data collected under Section 215 prior to the
Publish At:2015-07-28 18:50 | Read:2137 | Comments:0 | Tags:Expert Views Kevin Townsend's opinions News News_legal News_

DNA-based access control: the dystopian endgame

DNA-based access control: the dystopian endgame Posted by Kevin on July 27, 2015.Martin Zinaich yesterday excellently described what he calls the PIT: privacy invasive technology (Falling into the PIT). The implication is that this is a deep, steep pit from which it is already too late
Publish At:2015-07-27 07:50 | Read:2640 | Comments:0 | Tags:Expert Views Kevin Townsend's opinions News News_politics Ne

Hacking Team Hacked

Hacking Team Hacked Posted by Kevin on July 6, 2015.If you enjoy irony, this is one of your better days: Hacking Team, purveyors of spyware (DaVinci) beloved by repressive regimes around the world, has been hacked. And its dirty laundry is being hung out to dry.Don’t you just lov
Publish At:2015-07-06 09:15 | Read:3089 | Comments:0 | Tags:News News_hacks News_privacy News_surveillance Hacking Team

Veracode & Marketo – more like Faust & Mephistopheles

Veracode & Marketo – more like Faust & Mephistopheles Posted by Kevin on July 1, 2015.I have news for you: you can’t trust your friends anymore. Some of them are likely to be unwitting marketing pawns first, and friends second.This is from the Marketo website:With those
Publish At:2015-07-02 19:25 | Read:3354 | Comments:0 | Tags:Expert Views Kevin Townsend's opinions News News_privacy Adv

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