Tag: privacy

Walls have ears and train carriages have eyes

If you ever find yourself working on a multi-million pound business deal or indeed just updating your LinkedIn profile in public, you should always be aware who may be watching, listening, and waiting a few paces away with a USB

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This week is Privacy Week

Enhance your privacy this Privacy Week with this handy web extension and read about the state of online privacy.

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Privacy policies

When signing up for something online, do you ever read all that small print in the privacy policy before clicking on “I agree”? This infographic suggests that, at 2,462 words long, the avarage privacy policy is going to take you

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What they know

When you visit a popular website, that visit may trigger hundreds of tracker files that are used by other companies to track what you are doing across the web. This nice visualisation from the Wall Street Journal clearly shows the

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California Coastline

TOTD spotted this at No.2 in the Time 50 Best Websites 2009. Photographing the entire coastline of California from a helicopter flying as low as 500 feet sparked some controversy and, like Google’s Street View, it does raise some questions about

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Google Street View

Google launched its Street View service in the UK last week. Portsmouth has yet to be covered, but Users of Google Earth can at least have a close look at Southampton. You can listen to a BBC report about Street

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Wikileaks

In a similar vein, this can be a helpful site: http://wikileaks.org/wiki/Wikileaks To be handled with care.

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Pizza delivery in 2010

Scary – but not so far from the truth? http://aclu.org/pizza/images/screen.swf

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virtual identity

Discussing virtual identity, someone mentioned they’d read this over the weekend: http://observer.guardian.co.uk/magazine/story/0,,2210318,00.html Presumably with the rise of virtual worlds such as Second Life – where avatars don’t necessarily genuinely represent the real humans behind them – this kind of thing

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