Sites such as ratemyteacher.co.uk and bebo give pupils the chance to anonymously praise or castigate their teachers from their own homes. Teachers are clearly disturbed by this development. I don’t know what to think, clearly this is something that happened before anyhow by ‘word-of-mouth’, now to have it digitally preserved could be quite damaging to Continue Reading
HP will focus on providing the technology that powers PC, online and mobile gaming, including infrastructure and workstations for gaming companies, content developers and service providers that participate in this demanding and rapidly growing market. In September 2006, HP extended its reach into gaming with the acquisition of VoodooPC, an award-winning manufacturer of high-performance and Continue Reading
Did you know that Britain has by far the most cameras in the world – about one for every 12 people or approximately 5 million in public and private hands! Police and the Home Office are planning a significant upgrade of the CCTV network with new laws that would require camera operators to ensure that Continue Reading
I really like the stance my employer HP has on privacy. Archie Reed HP’s worldwide director of strategy and planning for identity management has a really interesting posting on his blog on the technology advances being made on federation and controlling our PII.
Check out this interesting report I found on Bob Blakely’s blog. This report was prepared for the Information Commissioner of the United Kingdom.
Take a look at this really well described hack on one user -Matt Cutts the search guru behind Google- that I found on ha.ckers.org.
….exploiting flaws in how Windows handles animated cursors. Are you a World of Warcraft player? Microsoft has issued a patch for the flaw early to combat the rising number of attacks.
A couple of weeks ago I mentioned a great lecture by Mireille Hildebrandt at LSE on profiling. I have since found this great paper that describes the profiling practices. Moreover her lecture linked this into privacy the DPA deficiencies in this area, and also offline profiling that includes RFID, sensor technologies, etc., thus turning the Continue Reading
I received this last week whilst I was away skiing. (Thanks Victor!)Three laptops containing personal information on 11,500 children were stolen earlier this month from a National Health Services office in the United Kingdom The laptops contained the names, addresses, and dates of birth of child patients between the ages of 8 months and 8 Continue Reading
I don’t, never had. I remember the first cards coming out in the UK about 15 years ago, Sainsburys, Tescos. The buzz words were ‘data warehousing’. I didn’t want my buying habits stored in some database somewhere for someone to data-mine my life! I am not completely honest in saying I’ve had no store cards, Continue Reading