Archive for the ‘Privacy’ Category

Privacy Series: The Right and the Expectation of Privacy on the Internet

Posted on the August 14th, 2008 under Privacy by

Do you have a right to online privacy?  Do you actually have online privacy?  Most people who use the Internet have no idea of how little privacy they actually have.  The searches you perform are not private.  These are saved by the major search engines.  The sites you visit are not private.  Your visits are recorded in the site’s log files.  The ad companies use cookies to track your interests by keeping records of your surfing habits.  No privacy there.  So do you actually have privacy on the Internet?  If you are like most people, the statements I just made will scare you or simply piss you off.


Bluetooth not secure! Surprised?

Posted on the January 1st, 2008 under Privacy,Security by

I remember when the hoopla was about radio scanners eavesdropping on analog cordless phones. Every new technology seems to introduce a new way to violate our privacy. This little gem seems to allow capturing or recording audio while a bluetooth device is not actually in a call. This would mean that you can eavesdrop from room-to-room or with a laptop, from car-to-car at a stoplight even when someone is not using their bluetooth headset.

Here is a link to a useful collection of bluetooth hacking tools.

Here is a link to a video demonstrating the bluetooth hack.

AT&T Invents Programming Language for Mass Surveillance

Posted on the October 30th, 2007 under Privacy by

From the company that brought you the C programming language comes Hancock, a C variant developed by AT&T researchers to mine gigabytes of the company’s telephone and internet records for surveillance purposes.

They’ll know we are in a “Community of Interest” before we do.

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