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The ubiquity of Facebook

Ove the last few years, I’ve dabbled in Facebook, but frankly never really wanted to share all the trivia of my life with others, and nor did I want to know the trivia of other peoples’ lives.  Periodically, Facebook seemed… Continue reading →

Hacked Off

The escalating row over the News of the World phone hacking brings further revelations overnight (News of the World hacking row escalates).  Hopefully, News International’s attempt to deflect all responsibility from Rebekah brooks to Andy Coulson will fail, and blame… Continue reading →

TalkTalk to continue invasion of customers' privacy

The BBC reports that the UK ISP TalkTalk (also known as StalkStalk) is pressing on with its intrusive malware scanning system (Talk Talk to introduce controversial virus alert system).  However a better analysis can be read over at NoDPI (Update:… Continue reading →

Government U-turn over data tracking

It would seem as though the UK government has quietly performed an about turn and revived the Intercept Modernisation Plan (‘Surveillance state’ fear as government revives tracking plan | UK news | The Guardian).  As The Guardian reports: A £2bn… Continue reading →

EU to sue UK over Phorm phiasco

It’s been a while since I noted any news about Phorm, the outfit that hawked a system for illicit DPI snooping in internet traffic.  The Register today reports that the EU is to sue the UK over its failure to… Continue reading →

TalkTalk = StalkStalk

The UK ISP TalkTalk was recently spotted shadowing its customers’ tracks around the internet. The excellent NoDPI.org has a comprehensive summary of why this is illegal (TalkTalk becomes StalkStalk).  Interestingly the man in charge, despite claiming to have deleted all… Continue reading →

TalkTalk stalks clients' movements through the web

A story that surfaced in TalkTalk forums a while back, and more recently in the Phoenix Broadband Advisory Community and the No DPI forums has now come to the attention of The Register (TalkTalk turns StalkStalk to build malware blocker). … Continue reading →

Phorm issues shares to raise cash

The much-disliked company Phorm, who develop probably illegal systems for probing web traffic using deep packet inspection with a view to selling on internet users’ browsing habits, have been hitting rocky times lately.  With no commercial partners currently working with… Continue reading →

Two views on the NHS Summary Care Record

Having opted out from having my medical records exposed to an astounding number of people via the NHS Summary Care Record (SCR) scheme, I’m always interested in seeing opinions on the SCR. There are a couple of open access opinion… Continue reading →

More data loss in the NHS

More (albeit relatively small scale) data losses by the NHS (NHS still rubbish at caring for data • The Register), but once again the totally toothless Information Commissioner’s Office response appears to be “Don’t do it again”. So, does anyone… Continue reading →

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