Identity, Privacy and Trust:

August, 2009

August 16, 2009  11:33 AM

Don’t talk to us about security

tobystevens tobystevens Profile: tobystevens

The Home Office has refused to meet with Adam Laurie, the researcher who demonstrated an attack on the Foreign National ID Card last week.

"...the Home Office again refused to see the demonstration,...

August 14, 2009  9:56 PM

The business case for privacy

tobystevens tobystevens Profile: tobystevens
.ico, privacy

The Information Commissioner's Office has commissioned a study into the business case for privacy. Building on the

August 14, 2009  9:35 AM

Palm Pre Phone Home

tobystevens tobystevens Profile: tobystevens

The BBC reports that Palm's long-awaited next-generation handset, the Pre, has been returning system and location data to Palm without users being aware or giving consent. Developer Joey Hess...

August 13, 2009  9:37 AM

Has the ID Card been hacked?

tobystevens tobystevens Profile: tobystevens
identity cards, Security, technologies

Last week the Daily Mail published a feature piece in which it claimed that security expert Adam Laurie had managed to hack an ID Card in 12...

August 11, 2009  7:16 PM

So much for the rule of law?

tobystevens tobystevens Profile: tobystevens
Biometrics, Data

I was very disturbed to read the Guardian's claim that the police have been instructed by the Home Office to ignore the European Court's ruling that the UK DNA Database breaches human rights law, and instead...

August 6, 2009  11:15 AM

A week when databases go bad

tobystevens tobystevens Profile: tobystevens
crime, identity

Apologies for the lack of blogging over the past few weeks, I've been taking a break that included cycling to Paris and living in the woods for 10 days. In reviewing the mountain of news items that were waiting in my inbox when I returned, I noticed four examples of incidents that blow away the...

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