October, 2011

Is Technology Changing the Way we Conduct Business?

It is argued that fundamental shifts in technology are activating massive changes in business particularly how information is accessed, captured, managed and shared.  The following article “Shifts in Technology are Driving Professional Changes” covers the issues quite well. These changes have implications for everyone in all aspects of our lives.  We are now wired 24 […]

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Online Data Collection and Privacy

  Today, online tracking technologies are so sophisticated that the amount of information they collect could be considered Orwellian.  Numerous amounts of data is collected on an individual’s browsing habits.  This may be combined with other information gathered from public records or social networks sites to build customer profiles.  A great blog article provides more […]

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Search Engine Scamming

A recent article “Web Users Warned of Search Engine Poison” suggests that Internet users need to be wary of search engines and not blindly trust them.  This trust is allowing scammers to take advantage of a technique called ‘search engine poisoning’. It is widely used to spread malware and if you are a victim you […]

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Facebook

Facebook has been in the news quite a lot lately.  Whether it be ‘tracking cookies claims’ or a story on ‘Facebook’s power’ they seem to be the story of the moment. There is no doubt that Facebook is a powerful organisation.  It knows a lot about us.  It collects and stores massive amounts of data […]

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Rules of Behaviour for the Internet

  London is hosting a Cyberspace Conference which is a world-first.  Britain wants to start discussions on developing principles on how we should behave on the Internet – that is governments, corporations and individuals. This is an interesting proposition.  But will an agreed set of principles really solve the negative issues that come with the […]

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Internet Companies Increasingly Handing over Data to Law Enforcement Agencies

In a recent post I discussed the issue of privacy and social media and whether privacy was being fractured in the social media space and the Internet in general. Another interesting subject is data collection by Internet Companies such as Google and Twitter.  These Internet companies hold massive amounts of user information and its business […]

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