SECURE SSD ERASURE

1. March 2011, 18:32 | by WD Milner | Full Article | Comments

California researchers recently published a paper at the Usenix conference on File and Storage Technologies that examined the effectiveness of secure erasure methodologies on SSDs (Solid State Disks).

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IDENTITY THEFT REDUX

28. April 2009, 17:35 | by WD Milner | Full Article | Comments

About two years ago I did a little piece on identity theft. After a conversation with a friend about lost credit cards, I thought it worth revisiting.

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BYPASSING INTERNET CENSORSHIP

16. February 2008, 23:34 | by WD Milner | Full Article | Comments

Censorship continues to be a problem on the Internet. While “more enlightened” western democracies legislate censorship by declaring various forms of expression illegal, various countries around the world block basic reference websites such as encyclopedias and news providers.

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INTERNET PRIVACY THREATENED

14. February 2007, 17:05 | by WD Milner | Full Article | Comments

Looks like at least some members of the United States of America government want to complete the slide into a Orwellian state with afterburners blazing. A bill introduced to the US House of Representatives would require Internet service providers to record all users' surfing activity, IM conversations and e-mail traffic continuously and store it indefinitely.

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AN INTRODUCTION TO IDENTITY THEFT

22. January 2007, 18:04 | by WD Milner | Full Article | Comments [2]

While definitions vary, identity theft is generally considered to be “obtaining or using someone's personal information without their consent or in a fraudulent manner for economic gain or other purpose”. Protecting yourself is a matter of awareness of how it happens, how to prevent it and how to address the problem if you become a victim.

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RFID, YOUR SHOES, AND YOU

15. December 2006, 17:47 | by WD Milner | Full Article | Comments

It appears that a group of researchers at the University of Washington have shown how you can use RFID for surveillance.

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SYMPATICO IS WATCHING

3. August 2006, 16:22 | by WD Milner | Full Article | Comments

In a recent change in it’s service agreement, Bell/Sympatico, arguably Canada’s largest ISP, stated that it would be monitoring customers’ on-line activities for possible reporting to government agencies. Understandably this has raised concerns over privacy and dubious data use.

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YOUR DATA IS *OUR* DATA.

23. June 2006, 19:23 | by WD Milner | Full Article | Comments

If you are an AT&T customer, your privacy vanished into the ether. The company recently sent a letter to its more than seven million Internet customers telling them that, effectively, all their usage information is owned by AT&T, and the company can do anything with it that it wants.

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IT’S *MY* CONTENT

15. June 2004, 12:59 | by WD Milner | Full Article | Comments [1]

This web site holds a personal web site. It has original content, it has content from some others, used with permission, it has public domain content. It isn’t the fanciest site on the net, nor the most elaborate, nor yet the worst. It isn’t the busiest site but isn’t entirely unknown either. But it is MINE.

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