Posts tagged with ‘privacy’

Facebook confirm identity by mobile nuisance

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

As previously discussed, I don’t use Facebook to keep track of contacts for privacy reasons. However, it can be useful to have a Facebook account in order to make contact with and e-mail people, and also to view photo galleries when they have granted sufficiently-public access. Unfortunately, in these unenlightened times, Facebook is many people’s […]

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Facebook is a privacy nightmare

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

I don’t use Facebook, largely because I don’t like giving up control of who sees various pieces of personal data. Traditionally, an address book was a very private thing, kept securely at home. But now, with social networking sites such as Facebook, people seem happy to publish a list of their contacts on the internet. […]

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Sir Fred hasn’t blamed Google Street View

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

With all the bad press Google Street View has been getting recently, with people claiming it invades their privacy, and leaves their homes vulnerable to criminals, I was slightly surprised not to see any sections of the media blaming it for aiding vandals who attacked the home of unpopular RBS banker Sir Fred Goodwin. What’s […]

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Online tools bad for privacy

Sunday, 16 December 2007

For a while now, I have been using Google Reader to keep track of RSS feeds from websites, blogs and albums that I visit regularly. I had decided it was time I used feeds rather than continually visiting the sites directly in a browser to see if anything new had appeared, and rather than choosing […]

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Browzar privacy not so great

Saturday, 2 September 2006

Yesterday I read about a new web browser, called Browzar, on BBC News. This browser, so claimed the BBC , would offer “total privacy for its users” by removing any trace of the sites they had visited from the computer. Today, the BBC article‘s claims have been significantly toned down. Now the program simply “leaves […]

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ID cards might allow hooligans to travel

Sunday, 4 June 2006

More than 3000 English football hooligans have had to hand their passports in to the police before the World Cup to prevent them from travelling to Germany to cause trouble. This is considered such an important measure by the authorities that the penalty for failing to surrender a passport is a £5000 fine and up […]

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