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September 23, 2010  1:16 PM

More on Cell Phone Location Data – Apple Logs Everything



Posted by: Arian Eigen Heald
ce, Data Center, Hardware & InfoSec, mobile phone security, Privacy, privacy on the web

If the C-level and Board members of your company are concerned about the privacy and security of their business and personal data, you might want to educate them about the privacy policy of a very frequently used mobile device: the iPhone. According to this

August 31, 2010  6:23 PM

From the Council of Gov’t CIOs to the Feds: Address the Risks of Cloud Computing



Posted by: Arian Eigen Heald
cloud computing, Cloud Security, Data Center, information security, Privacy, privacy on the web

Last week the Chief Information Officers Council, a government body established by legislation in 1996, comes a Privacy Recommendations Paper from the Council to all government departments and agencies. So this paper carries a little extra...


August 26, 2010  1:33 AM

Smart Phone Photographs Can Expose Much More than The Picture



Posted by: Arian Eigen Heald
data security, Privacy, privacy on the web

Would you publish a digital photograph from your smart phone on the Internet if it could tell everyone where you lived, or where you were when you took it? Unless GPS capability is specifically turned off (for phones that have it - think iPhone, Palm and Blackberry) photographs that are posted...


August 17, 2010  7:55 PM

Rethinking Reputation Risk



Posted by: Arian Eigen Heald
Data Breaches, privacy on the web, search engines

In a discussion with a client recently, we were talking about reputation as a "risk" to his business. He didn't seem to think it was a long term issue, because so many other issues capture public consciousness so quickly. This got me thinking about "reputation risk" as a concept. I realized that...


July 27, 2010  8:10 PM

Microsoft “Tattletailing” Private Information via Messenger



Posted by: Arian Eigen Heald
da, privacy on the web, Stupid Technology

An excellent article written by Woody Leonhard over on windowssecrets.com, analyzes the "Classic Version" and new beta version of Microsoft's ("Johnny-come-lately" social networking product)...


February 19, 2010  5:23 PM

Not the Kind of “Buzz” Google Wants – Check Your Gmail



Posted by: Arian Eigen Heald
information security, Privacy, privacy on the web, TCM (Truly Clueless Management)

About ten days ago, a splash page appeared when I went to log into my Gmail, indicating I could click the button labeled “Sweet! Check out Buzz” or “Nah, go to my inbox." I just said "Nah" and went to my inbox, thinking no more about it. Sometime later, I noticed a little icon at the top of...


January 9, 2010  3:14 AM

Anti-”Social Network” Phenomena



Posted by: Arian Eigen Heald
Add new tag, information, privacy on the web, Start Laughing Now, Stupid Technology

When I heard about some sort of site that was set up to promote a service called the "Web 2.0 Suicide Machine," I just had to check it out: From their website for Cyber-Suicide: Tired of your Social Network? Liberate your newbie friends with a...


June 22, 2009  5:32 PM

Google Thyself



Posted by: Arian Eigen Heald
Google hacking, Identity theft, Privacy, privacy on the web

I have a series of Google Alerts set up to alert me daily on such interesting topics as data theft, data breach, etc., etc., and I have one set up for my full name, or any two parts thereof. I have, as it happens, a very unique name, and should someone...


June 15, 2009  12:23 PM

Web Bugs and Email



Posted by: Arian Eigen Heald
HTML email security, information security, Privacy, privacy on the web, web bugs

I'm a big advocate of disabling HTML in email messages. The marketing people scream because they can't run their pretty code to sell products and convey appealing images. Other folks love being able to use those nice fonts you can't use with Rich Text for signatures. But a pretty face can't...


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