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Did UK citizens dodge an ID Card bullet?

by Robin Wilton  |  March 31, 2011  |  2 Comments

Amidst all the Google/FTC reaction, my Twitter board lit up today with  some fascinating traffic from online privacy advocates in Pakistan about their National Database and Registration Authority. It seems NADRA launched a service in 2009 which, thanks to an agreement with three mobile network operators in the country, makes it possible for any citizen [...]

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US Federal Trade Commission takes action over Google Buzz

by Robin Wilton  |  March 31, 2011  |  Comments Off

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced (March 30th) the details of a settlement order with Google over alleged privacy violations arising from the launch of the Buzz service. I wasn’t actually a Gartner analyst when Buzz was launched, but by a strange co-incidence I was attending a European conference on Trust in the [...]

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PKI’s dirty laundry exposed

by Robin Wilton  |  March 24, 2011  |  1 Comment

You have probably seen those TV advertisements in which the alleged problem of “household odours” can apparently be dealt with by means of a simple spray, or a plug-in dispenser of dubious perfume – rather than anything time-consuming and inconvenient like laundering or better personal hygiene… Nevertheless, there’s obviously a market for those products, even [...]

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