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Passwords (again), silly Twits, and more… Test Your Passwords Click here for (another) password tester. Yes, I know I’ve given a link to a site like this before. I don’t apologise because I’ve seen how much upset can be caused by a malicious person guessing a client’s password. See this blog on the subject of …
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Abusing Facebook Data

I realise that I do go on a bit about what I see as the dangers of Facebook, but, while acknowledging that fact, I don’t apologise for it. This week I spotted something that is not directly Facebook’s fault, but is a consequence of collecting all that personal data about people’s lives, thoughts, beliefs, actions, …
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Internet Privacy Developments

Last month I was appalled – but not particularly surprised – to learn that your credit rating in the future could be affected by who you hang around with on Facebook. A company called Lenddo claims on its website to be “… the world’s first credit scoring service that uses your online social network to …
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Internet Privacy (2)

We may be fighting a losing battle with online privacy. As mentioned in , companies like Google, Facebook, and Amazon hoover up every crumb of information they can glean about us and use it to target us with ads and content that they think will appeal to us. As far as I know there’s isn’t …
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