January 23, 2013  12:37 PM

Technology thwarts technology

WAshford Profile: WAshford
Biometrics, Infrared, privacy, Security, social network

Why do people invent things?

Seemingly so that other people can invent something else to thwart whatever they have invented, which is certainly the case with the so-called "privacy visor".

It amounts to what appears to be a rather...

May 12, 2009  2:25 PM

EC wants you to control your privacy

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
European Commission, ID cards, identity cards, Passports, privacy, RFID, Smart Cards

As governments and companies find more ways to exploit smart cards, especially the RFID-enabled ones, the easier it is for them to find out all about you, your habits and your movements around the world.

Some (all?) of this may be no-one's business but yours, and the European Commission...

January 21, 2008  6:55 PM

Paxman’s pants leak – does the BBC need to up its IT security training budget?

rfroley Profile: rfroley
breach, briefs, E-mail, Email, knickers, leak, pants, privacy, private, underpants, underwear

Oh dear, oh dear. Another day, another data security issue in celebsville. Following on from news of BBC Top Gear car hack Jeremy Clarkson's touchingly naive approach to data security,...

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