• Sep 19, 2017
  • Glyn Moody
  • Bitcoin, Governments, News, Privacy,

Me, my data and I: Decode and the future of the personal data economy

It’s no secret that personal data has become the key commodity of the online business world. The Internet giants – Facebook, Google, etc. – all provide their services “free”, but make money from the detailed profiles they create of our activity as we use social networks and move around the Web. Since we don’t have … Continue reading “Me, my data and I: Decode and the future of the personal data economy”

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Untangling the other dark web – of pervasive, inescapable, corporate surveillance

Visitors to this site are well aware of how our every move is tracked as we move around the Internet. We know that companies are building minutely-detailed profiles of us, stored on huge databases, and that the information held there not only changes the ads we see, and the prices that companies offer us when … Continue reading “Untangling the other dark web – of pervasive, inescapable, corporate surveillance”

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  • Nov 24, 2016
  • Caleb Chen
  • News, Privacy, Security,

Researchers show that your smartphone’s camera fingerprint allows anyone to track videos and pictures back to you

Your smartphone has a unique camera fingerprint that can be used to match a photo or video with its recording device. A new app created by security researchers from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nuremberg and Politecnico Milano, CamFinger, allows users to learn more about camera fingerprinting by uploading a set of pictures to find out their own camera fingerprint. … Continue reading “Researchers show that your smartphone’s camera fingerprint allows anyone to track videos and pictures back to you”

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Google is now tracking your private, personally identifiable information from all sources possible (ie; Gmail, Chrome, DoubleClick) by default

Since this summer, new users are now being tracked to Google’s fullest potential unless they opt-out. Google has bought many tech companies over the last few decades. One such purpose, in 2007, of DoubleClick, prompted many concerns. Google, which had the promising slogan “Do no evil,” back then, promised that they would not combine Google’s … Continue reading “Google is now tracking your private, personally identifiable information from all sources possible (ie; Gmail, Chrome, DoubleClick) by default”

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Five Years of Cookie Law: Politicians’ good intentions and incompetence create security, privacy nightmare

Five years with the “cookie law”, taking effect in 2011, shows how politicians’ good intentions – when coupled with incompetence – can create a security and privacy nightmare. It was supposed to give users choice, privacy, and security. Its effect, over and above causing developer facedesks and headaches, has been the exact opposite. In 2009, … Continue reading “Five Years of Cookie Law: Politicians’ good intentions and incompetence create security, privacy nightmare”

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