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5 Mar/12

Password1: la password più diffusa (e pericolosa) nel mondo business

Password1: la password più diffusa (e pericolosa) nel mondo business

Nell'utilizzo di strumenti come personal computer, smartphone, tablet e degli strumenti online quali profili di posta elettronica, accessi a conti bancari e quant'altro, la maggior parte degli utenti sottovaluta il pericolo che i nostri dati possano essere oggetto di furto da parte di malintenzionati. Senza scomodare le teorie complottistiche, è facile pensare ad esempio al proprio PC come alla propria casa: quando uscite per andare al lavoro o per farvi un week-end fuori porta, le chiavi...

1 Mar/12

Protected Search Lets You Use Google Without Being Tracked

Protected Search Lets You Use Google Without Being Tracked

With Google consolidating many of the company’s privacy policies into one came the fear that the companies primary motivation for the move was to generate even more revenue through their advertising programs than before.Google users have only a few options at their disposal to escape the tracking. Experts suggest to log out of the account whenever it is not necessary to use a product’s functionality. A user leaving Gmail for Google Search could for instance log out to avoid...

28 Feb/12

Google Privacy Blocks Websites From Tracking You

Google Privacy Blocks Websites From Tracking You

Privacy has moved into the public focus in recent years. Initiatives like Mozilla’s Do Not Track Header try to improve user privacy on the Internet.Google Privacy is a Firefox add-on that tries to enforce do not track on popular websites. The name may suggest that the add-on has been created by Google but that is not the case. It is likely that it concentrated on Google in the beginning, and that support for other websites have been added later on in development.Google Privacy currently...


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22 Feb/12

Is it Time to Dump the Internet and Start Again?

Is it Time to Dump the Internet and Start Again?

This week, Google was found out to have been bypassing privacy settings in both Microsoft’s Internet Explorer and Apple’s Safari web browsers, as Martin reported here.  In a statement on their blog, the Corporate Vice-President of IE blogged “IE blocks third-party cookies unless the site presents a P3P Compact Policy Statement indicating how the site will use the cookie and that the site’s use does not include tracking the user. Google’s P3P policy causes Internet...

22 Feb/12

Is it Time to Dump the Internet and Start Again?

Is it Time to Dump the Internet and Start Again?

This week, Google was found out to have been bypassing privacy settings in both Microsoft’s Internet Explorer and Apple’s Safari web browsers, as Martin reported here.  In a statement on their blog, the Corporate Vice-President of IE blogged “IE blocks third-party cookies unless the site presents a P3P Compact Policy Statement indicating how the site will use the cookie and that the site’s use does not include tracking the user. Google’s P3P policy causes Internet...

20 Set/10

Germany.gov calls for Data Protection Code

Germany.gov calls for Data Protection Code

Germany is the largest country in Europe where Google’s controversial Street View has not gone live.  This is because of privacy complaints made about the service around the world.  Now the German government has called for a voluntary data protection code to be in place by 7th December this year, as reported by the BBC. The announcement follows a meeting with Google, Apple and other companies to discuss how personal data can be accessed online and at a time when mainstream...

15 Set/10

Tim Berners-Lee calls for Free Internet Everywhere

Tim Berners-Lee calls for Free Internet Everywhere

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, has used a speech at a Nokia conference in London to call for everybody worldwide to get free Internet access and at least a low bandwidth connection “by default”, as reported by the BBC. In his call for free Internet access he highlighted the fact that just 20% of the world’s population currently has access to the web, and said that free unfettered access could be instrumental in giving people access to...

4 Set/10

Google simplifies its privacy policies

Google simplifies its privacy policies

Share One of the things that’s really come to public attention internationally in 2010 is the small matter of our online privacy rights.  Facebook has been the biggest victim of a public and press backlash in this regard but now search giant Google is simplifying it’s privacy policy in an attempt to make it friendlier for its vast user base. NeoWin has reported that in a post on the official Google blog, the Associate General Counsel, Mike Yang confirmed the changes...

1 Ago/10

UAE to block the Blackberry?

UAE to block the Blackberry?

After previous problems in the country, the United Arab Emirates is now set to at least temorarily block RIM’s Blackberry phones in the country, saying they pose a “national security risk”. The rules regards internet usage and decency in the country are fairly strict and all ISPs are required to have filtering equipment to block innappropriate or offensive websites and content.  The difference with the Blackberry though is that all of the data on the phones is filtered...

20 Lug/10

The “Only If We’re Offline Friends” Rule

The “Only If We’re Offline Friends” Rule

I’m active on a LOT of social/sharing webapps: Twitter, Flickr, Foursquare, Tumblr, and to a lesser degree, FriendFeed, Delicious and Buzz. While most of my posts are public and open to everyone, on Foursquare and Facebook*, I only accept friend requests from people who I know and hang out with offline. Still, I feel bad refusing friend requests from people who listen to TWiG or read Lifehacker or this blog simply because I don’t know them. What I really want, on every social...