Privacy

Online Privacy is Merely an Illusion

Privacy means different things to different people.  When it comes to modern technologies, this impacts on our privacy.  GPS navigation, smart cards, electronic transport tolls all have some elements which affect our privacy.  In the online environment it is even more complex particularly when it comes to personal information, which is only one aspect of […]

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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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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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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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Privacy and Social Media

In yesterday’s The Sunday Age, an article “Facebook Sued Over Claims it Tracks Users’ Activity” (http://www.theage.com.au/technology/technology-news/facebook-sued-over-claims-it-tracks-users-activity-20111001-1l2qv.html),  states that Facebook is being sued by a group of users over claims that once they logged off, Facebook tracked their online activity.  This has to do with whether or not Facebook deletes tracking ‘cookies’ once users log off […]

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