Identity, Privacy and Trust:


April 15, 2008  8:39 AM

Phorm public meeting

tobystevens tobystevens Profile: tobystevens
consent, identity, Surveillance, technologies

High-profile online advertising service Phorm is holding an open meeting with its supporters and critics this evening. The meeting will be chaired by Dr Ian Brown, and speakers include

April 10, 2008  10:05 AM

Phish fingers

tobystevens tobystevens Profile: tobystevens
Biometrics, identity, privacy, Surveillance, technologies

The past few days have seen the emergence of a new attack group - phish fingers. After the Chaos Computer Club published a fingerprint of a German minister, there's a reward out for fingerprints from the UK Prime Minister and Home Secretary.

April 9, 2008  8:46 AM

Phorm opens itself to independent scrutiny

tobystevens tobystevens Profile: tobystevens
privacy, technologies

Online advertising company Phorm has responded to its critics' demands by allowing an inspection of its plans by a respected security expert. Unfortunately, he doesn't like what he's seen.

April 7, 2008  5:52 PM

The end of biometric security at airports?

tobystevens tobystevens Profile: tobystevens
Biometrics, Data protection, identity, Security, Surveillance, technologies

Media attention is shifting away from London Heathrow's new Terminal 5. A backlog of 28,000 bags is being cleared via Milan, and the number of cancelled flights seems to be gradually coming down. But what about the biometric security controls?

March 24, 2008  11:24 AM

The cost of privacy: biometrics at London Heathrow T5

tobystevens tobystevens Profile: tobystevens
Biometrics, CCTV, consent, identity, privacy, Security, Surveillance, technologies

London Heathrow's new Terminal 5 is back in the news: the Information Commissioner is investigating BAA's use of biometric security controls. But this fight isn't about security, it's about economics.

March 14, 2008  10:50 AM

The other big identity story – Microsoft acquires Credentica

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identity, privacy, technologies

With all the fuss about the National Identity Scheme and the publication of Sir James Crosby's report, much of the media missed last week's other big identity story. Microsoft has purchased Credentica, and this could be a significant step forward for 'privacy positive' identity systems.

March 13, 2008  9:34 PM

Privacy bears its fangs for Phorm

tobystevens tobystevens Profile: tobystevens
consent, Data protection, privacy, technologies

Newcomer Phorm has ignited a row about online privacy. It's an old debate that's being brought back into the news by new technology, but the impact on Phorm's share price demonstrates the power of privacy concerns.

March 6, 2008  7:43 AM

Last in line for the DNA database

tobystevens tobystevens Profile: tobystevens
Biometrics, consent, identity, privacy, Surveillance, technologies

A little while ago, the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) renewed the debate about building a compulsory DNA database for all UK citizens. The Home Office has rejected this idea, and two individuals are challenging the existing of the UK DNA database at the European Court of Human...

February 16, 2008  8:19 AM

Think twice before you start printing your own currency

tobystevens tobystevens Profile: tobystevens
Finance, identity, Surveillance, technologies

Your colour laser printer or photocopier may be printing a hidden 'bar code' on every document. Continued »

February 8, 2008  8:49 AM

Does minimal disclosure provide maximum protection?

tobystevens tobystevens Profile: tobystevens
identity cards, privacy, technologies

A Canadian company has launched an identification service that embodies some of the most important principles of identity crime prevention.


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