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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

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 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...

15 Set/10

Tim Berners-Lee calls for Free Internet Everywhere

Tim Berners-Lee calls for Free Internet Everywhere

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 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...

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...

8 Giu/10

Lessons from Apple on Advertising and Aesthetics

Lessons from Apple on Advertising and Aesthetics

Steve Jobs announced the iPhone 4 yesterday in his WWDC keynote, and it’s a gorgeous device with software upgrades that include multitasking, a video chat app called FaceTime, and more. I’m still a happy Android user, but I have to hand it to Apple. They continue to school the industry on aesthetics and marketing. Case in point: the FaceTime demo video. First, some background. I got a Sprint EVO at Google I/O which has a front-facing video camera, and presumably the ability...

6 Giu/10

Australia orders privacy probe into Google Street View

Australia orders privacy probe into Google Street View

Australia’s Attorney General has instructed the country’s police to investigate search giant Google for possible breaches of privacy while taking photos for it’s Street View service. The investigation, reported by the BBC, has come about following complaints  that Google gathered some personal data from unencrypted WiFi networks. Australian law prohibits people accessing electronic communications for purposes that are not authorised and Attorney General Robert McClelland...

25 Mag/10

Facebook confirms new privacy settings rollout

Facebook confirms new privacy settings rollout

Following the announcement yesterday by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg that his company had “missed the mark” on privacy, the social networking giant today confirmed that a new set of privacy settings would roll out to users beginning tomorrow, May 26th according to the BBC. Facebook’s vice-president of product Chris Cox said the whole incident had been “extremely humbling”. What the new privacy settings will be remains to be seen but Facebook and other...

19 Mag/10

Live from Google I/O: Waving Wednesday’s Keynote

Live from Google I/O: Waving Wednesday’s Keynote

Google kicks off its annual two-day developerfest Google I/O today in San Francisco, and no doubt there are goodies in store during the opening keynote this morning from 9 until 10:30am Pacific Time. Google TV? Google Storage? Android 2.2? A better Buzz, Wave, or Chrome? You can watch the live video stream on YouTube as it happens. I’ll be in a seat in the audience at the Moscone Center, live-typing commentary in the wave embedded below, along with Adam Pash from Lifehacker, Leo...

17 Mag/10

Online Privacy: Check Yourself (Before You Wreck Yourself)

Online Privacy: Check Yourself (Before You Wreck Yourself)

Maintaining your privacy online isn’t as simple as Pirillo puts it, but his tweet made me laugh, because it’s such an important point. Awareness and prudence are more critical than any piece of software or privacy setting when it comes to protecting your personal data. Over at Fast Company this week, I took a stab at the most important things you can do to protect your privacy online. It’s common sense, worthy of repetition. Online Privacy: Check Yourself (Before You...

17 Mag/10

From Facebook to Diaspora

From Facebook to Diaspora

Diaspora is a distributed, open source alternative to Facebook that a few NYU graduates want to spend this summer building. They set out to raise $10,000 on Kickstarter, and on the strength of all the backlash against Facebook’s privacy problems, the project has raised over $175,000 as of writing. Good for them. There are a LOT of existing projects doing work in this area (like OneSocialWeb, DiSo, Activity Streams), but I’m ok with a new effort working both together and in...

7 Mag/10

Spokeo is the New Creepy People Search Engine

Spokeo is the New Creepy People Search Engine

Spokeo is the new people search engine that’s freaking users out, because when you “spokeo” yourself there’s a good chance you’ll find your home address, phone number, interests, gender, occupation, wealth level, marital status, photos, and more. The search engine compiles information from public records and public social media network pages to put together a pretty complete profile of individuals. My local news station ran a piece on Spokeo and profiled...

21 Apr/10

Google Government Requests

Google Government Requests

Google yesterday released a new tool that they call Government Requests tool which is a visual representation of the request Google received from government agencies to remove content or provide information about users of their services and products. The map shows the number of requests that Google has received between July 1, 2009 and December 31, 2009. The numbers are slightly misleading as they refer to single requests which may have asked for the removal of more than one url or disclosure...

15 Feb/10

Iterating Buzz

Iterating Buzz

Last week I gave Google a small pass for launching Buzz with serious privacy problems and a too-hard-to-find “off” button, saying that at least they were iterating quickly and openly, correcting their mistakes. Today I’m happy to see they continued to do so this weekend, even after I wondered if I spoke too soon. Significant changes to how Buzz works will be rolling out which address most of the problems it has. Would you see this kind of quick and apologetic about-face...

11 Feb/10

Google Buzz Privacy Issue

Google Buzz Privacy Issue

Google Buzz has been announced publicly just a few days ago. It basically allows Gmail users to use social networking features that are similar to those offered on Twitter. Gmail users can follow others, write status notifications, post images or videos and read messages that are posted by their contacts. And the way those contact information are handled by default is a privacy issue. Google will automatically suggest and add Gmail contacts to the followed list, that is users whose status...