Privacy

Sandy on January 15th, 2014

The New York Times cyber security reporter has written an excellent article about sharing emails. This is information you shouldn’t need to share when you’re buying cat food or underwear.  I personally hate when people do this in stores as well as being asked for my phone number at the checkout register and informed by […]

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We’re all aware that privacy has become increasingly important and during these days of the Internet where a disturbing amount of information is available online—whether accurate or not and usually not. Today, Ancestry.com is taking extra measures to make sure that your data online at Ancestry is protected. To this end they have published a […]

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If you own a smart phone you’ll probably be dismayed to learn that you, along with over 100 million others with a smart phone, have a pre-installed tracker. According to the Fox News article most major carriers do this. Trevor Eckhart, an Android security developer, during a security demonstration yesterday showed how software developed by […]

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I’m not sure why, but I was a little dismayed to learn that “Intelius” has without fanfare purchased the Facebook genealogy application Family Builder on June 15th of this year. Since this is my personal opinion, if you think my concerns are unwarranted, please feel free to tell me. Intelius is widely known for background […]

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This is one of my rare technology posts and a real shocker. It concerns privacy issues raised today the the Guardian (British) newspaper about a file on iPhone that stores locations, coordinates and timestamps, of owners movements. This file has only recently been discovered. The iPhone apparently keeps a track of every detail of your […]

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