Privacy

  • Google’s new Privacy Policy – good or bad?

    Last week Google announced its revised Privacy Policy which subsequently caused quite a stir in technical circles. The new policy will not take effect until 1st March 2012 so, if you are not happy with the revised blueprint you still have a full month to seek out and organize alternative services. First off I should […]

  • The Sum of the Worlds Knowledge?

    At your fingertips! unless you are in China or Iran! (Or the USA?) Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge.  – Jimmy Donal “Jimbo” Wales Laws are like sausages — it is better not to see them being made.  – […]

  • Internet Tracking – pros and cons?

    Seems Web tracking is the buzz topic at the moment, particularly the third party tracking which is primarily, although not entirely, connected to advertising. Make no mistake about it, the ‘do not track me’ type features introduced into the latest versions of Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari are pure window dressing. Compliance is strictly on […]

  • How to use TrueCrypt

    TrueCrypt is a very powerful program that you use to create virtual encrypted disks (which are basically just files on your hard drive that can be mounted as if they’re disks, complete with unique drive letters). You can also encrypt entire partitions or hard drives and encrypt entire USB flash drives. For most people, a […]