Online Privacy

Online privacy in the year of the dragon

I was honored to be asked to speak at yesterday’s SecureWorld St. Louis, my talk was titled_ Online Privacy in the Year of the Dragon_. My short abstract; “Businesses change online privacy policies to make user’s data, and their interaction with websites, more profitable for the website’s owners. Users need to understand what privacy is being lost, how their data is being used and how they can improve their online privacy with knowledge and open source software.

School spies on student, busts him for...eating candy

[caption id=“attachment_2112” align=“alignright” width=“358” caption=“Prototype of the school’s proposed catcam 3000”][/caption] **UPDATE: **it looks like this case has been settled, Pennsylvania school settles laptop webcam spying suits for $610,000 -but- Less than a third of that will go to the students. “A total of $185,000 will be put in trust for the students. Their lawyer will receive $425,000.” ** **_Today fak3r from fak3r.com_ and Matt from _Obtuseview.com are working together to bring you a multi-perspective piece on internet security.

EFF's SSD (Surveillance Self-Defense) Project

EFF has a page covering what they call The SSD Project (Surveillance Self-Defense) which they provide, “…to educate the American public about the law and technology of government surveillance in the United States, providing the information and tools necessary to evaluate the threat of surveillance and take appropriate steps to defend against it.“ This is important stuff, and what I wish others would know, so I’m posting links to the source in the hope it will get more exposure and results in the search engines of the Internet.