Posts Tagged ‘privacy’

Parody screenshot of a phone with poor security

Help Us, Copyright; You’re Our Only Hope!

As any celebrity – and certain governments and law firms – will tell you, there are risks as well as benefits in being connected to publicly accessible networks.  Individuals and collectives such as Wikileaks, Anonymous and LulzSec have embarrassed the US government, the law firm ACS:Law, and now Scarlett Johannson and Jessica Alba by exposing [...]

Scraping and peeping – it’s all the rage

How would it feel to know that people were listening in on your private conversations and were selling the stories they heard so that you could be targeted with junk mail?  Would it make a difference if those conversations, discussing an illness or trying to find comfort after a tragedy, took place remotely, rather than [...]

How dangerous is your iPad?

If a picture paints a thousand words, and the pen is mightier than the sword, just how dangerous is an iPad? At first glance, it looks safe enough.  From a design point of view, it’s hardly adventurous,  looking very much like Dom Joly‘s Trigger Happy iPhone  (I think my favorite is at 3mins15seconds, but watch [...]

Check out these legs!

It’s uncommon for stories to keep going for much longer after they’ve hit the front pages, but the recent Google wifi-spying story looks like it’s got the legs to run and run and that it’s nowhere near over yet. In the most recent development, Google has apparently decided not to hand over all the data [...]

Trying very hard not to be evil

I just watched an interesting video about Google and the various markets they have (and/or might have) a finger in.  According to the video, Andy Graves, CEO of Intel, says Google is a company “on steroids” with “a finger in every industry”.  I’m not sure that the “steroid” analogy is a good one, and the [...]