Comcast (Heart Symbol) Tor

In the past few days, there have been reports that Comcast, the Philadelphia-based Internet giant (and broadcast giant, and content giant, and giant giant) has been monitoring its users’ activities and has been blocking users’ use of TOR privacy enhancing services. The reports have indicated that Comcast considers the use of TOR to be in furtherance…

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A Touch of Class (Action) – Models Sue Apple

There is a predictable pattern when it comes to a data breach. First, the company involves touts its “state of the art” security.  Please, come to us — share your most intimate information with us.  We use “state of the art” or globally recognized or some other euphemism for “we do what everyone else does”…

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Privacy with a Side of (Ray) Rice

Much has been said today about the Ray Rice affair.  For those not paying attention, the former NFL player and former Baltimore Ravens running back not only hit his then fiancée (now wife) so hard that he knocked her unconscious, but the videotape unveiled today shows exactly what happened. Although the Atlantic City police department…

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Data Breaches: Someone Else’s Problem

INT. SECURE VAULT — NIGHT An impenetrable vault.  Walls 3 feet thick.  Smoke reveals laser motion sensors and heat sensors.  A biometric iris scanner restricts access.  Television monitors show every angle of the room.  Dozens of heavily armed GUARDS await the alarm that will spring them into action.  Our HERO has to break in.  His…

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iWatch Out

Sometimes a technology comes out that is so radical, so new, so innovative that it transforms society, disrupts business processes, and creates new industries in ways we can hardly have imagined. Tuesday, September 9, 2014, with the announcement of the new Apple iPhone and iWatch will not be one of those days. Or will it?…

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