Google Dashboard is being labeled a ‘privacy tool’ by the media. I don’t understand why.Sure, it’s a nice tool that shows you on one page all of your Google accounts/products and their latest statuses. Ok, so there are links on many of them so you can see the privacy policies, but not really much you… Continue reading Why is Google Dashboard being dubbed a privacy tool?
If you read this blog, there’s a pretty good chance you’re also a Facebook user. If so, and you care about your privacy, you should probably set aside some time to take a look at Facebook’s new privacy controls when they are rolled out to you. Facebook is in the midst of reorganizing the controls… Continue reading Facebook revamping privacy controls
Just a quick note. Phishers and malware vendors are using Skype to snare people into paying for their crap and infecting their machines. You should lock down your Skype privacy settings [detailed howto] to prevent them from messaging you in the first place!
The residents of Broughton, a village north of London, decided that they did not want Google’s StreetView team taking any photos of their homes, so they took matters into their own hands. They not only flagged down the Google StreetView driver, and angrily remonstrated with him, they called the police as well. As much as… Continue reading Broughton, UK residents say no to Google StreetView