Insurers use social networking sites to identify risky clients

Of all the fun topics in IT going around at the moment, privacy is a good one.  There is a lot of press about privacy online and how we are all doomed, however looking at the share price of Google and Facebook, ignoring privacy seems to make pretty good business sense.  There are so many…

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The changing face of cyber security for governments

I have spent a fair amount of time working on government systems, and security has always been a priority.  But what I am finding interesting is the type of threats that they are now taking very seriously – effectively protecting against a cyber attack from a foreign state.  Of course the moment we start talking…

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The anti-privacy lobby?

I am normally glad when privacy stories hit the mainstream media, as the general public need to understand the issues.  However I was relatively surprised to see this one from the BBC: German vandals target Street View opt-out homes German home-owners who have chosen to opt out of Google’s Street View service appear to have…

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OpenID Issues

Interesting post called OpenID is a Nightmare highlights a few potential problems with the federation model when used in a small business.  The problem is neatly summarised as follows: Let me just preface this by saying of all the failure points in your business – you really don’t want the door to be locked while…

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