Now after the huge Sony BMG Rootkit fiasco, this has become quite a hot topic, how far can vendors go to enforce their ‘Digital Rights Management’ (or Digital Restrictions Management as we like to call it), can they install a rootkit on your machine and hook into your OS? Can they take over your PC [...]
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Yes that’s right, big brother wants a backdoor in your operating system even MORE of a reason to use Open Source alternatives that we can audit ourselves eh? There has been talk of such things in the past, US government backdoors in common cryptography algorithms and now talks of backdoors in the most popular OS [...]
Google has offered multiple reasons why it shouldn’t have to comply with a Justice Department subpoena. One is privacy. An excerpt: If Google is forced to compromise its privacy principles and produce to the Government on such a flimsy request, its search query and URL data, Google will, without a doubt, suffer a loss of [...]
AnonymousInet has relaunched! A nice clean FREE web based proxy service. http://www.anonymousinet.com/ Works great for me, it’s fast and free! It also encodes the URL so stupid simple content filters wont stop it.
By using one of the many mobile phone location tracking services aimed at businesses or concerned parents, and some trickery it is possibly to get almost anyone’s mobile phone position without their agreement. All that is required is their mobile phone number, and carrier. Over the past year a number sites have popped up offering [...]
With the advent of Web 2.0 and more powerful, user friendly web applications, security and privacy concerns have increased. Moreso with the new version of Google Desktop coming out, although this is not strictly a web application, they will be storing your data online. Yes, version 3 adds the ability to “access your documents from [...]