Tag: privacy

ArsTechnica – High Orbits and Slowlorises: understanding the Anonymous attack tools

Fascinating look into both some of the tools Anonymous uses to launch it’s attacks and how it/they attempt to stay anonymous.

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O’Reilly Radar – The end of social

The more we share the less value each piece of information has to the people (but not the systems) that we share to.

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DARPA Shredder Challenge

Neat challenge, it would be cool to work on this problem but image analysis is so far out of my area of expertise.

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NPR – OnStar Hits Reverse: It Won’t Keep Collecting Data From Old Customers

OnStar however still hasn’t changed it’s mind about selling data it collects from current customers at some point.

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Ars Technica – Three Senators condemn OnStar for tracking former customers

Glad I don’t own a vehicle with OnStar installed. It’s more than a little sleazy to collect and sell information from former customers.

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Scripting News – Facebook is scaring me

Count me in the group of people now staying logged out of Facebook by default.

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Ars Technica – Newzbin2 builds block-averting measures into its software

Every time someone tries to prevent information from being reached on the Internet someone else finds a way around it.

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Read Write Web – How’s Mozilla Doing with Do Not Track? Not So Good

Do Not Track, is a nice idea but not much more than that.

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NYTimes.com – Man Accused of Stalking via Twitter Claims Free Speech

It’s an interesting case because while Twitter itself is a public medium, the person is directing their messages to a particular person.

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Identity at Mozilla – How BrowserID differs from OpenID

Some really impressive work from the team at Mozilla, defiantly simpler to get started and using than OpenID and eliminates the which OpenID provider did I use for this site.

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