Taking the dog for a walk?

Is it a carrying device?Is it a floating device?Is it a dog coat?Or is it for taking the dog for a walk?

Controlling digitally stored information residue on YOU!

You know I'm always thinking, talking and writing about digitally stored information residue (I know I'm a bit sad) that is located somewhere by someone or something; that we don't want to be found... however what about pulling together that information that we want found?Hence if someone Googles you, the right information is returned in … Continue reading Controlling digitally stored information residue on YOU!

Shortened life-span for Google’s cookies!

Google’s announcement that it will set web-browser cookies to expire two years after final use, rather than in 2038 as at present, suggests the largest search engine is aiming to present itself as a friend of privacy .... lolCheck out the article in the info security mag...

Advice for achievement of Inner Peace… lol

Dr. Neil proclaimed the way to achieve inner peace is to finish all the things you have started.So I looked around my house to see things I started and hadn't finished; and before leaving the house this morning, I finished off a bottle of Pinot, a bottle of Cardonay, a bottle of Baileys, a butle … Continue reading Advice for achievement of Inner Peace… lol

Smile for the camera :-)

I love this posting from Lauren. He's spot on! He talks about NY.However when I was in London, apart from the CCTV cameras everywhere, I was surprised on the buses to find signs with a 'smiley face' saying 'smile for the camera'. Quite amusing, and I guess in this way it gains social acceptance, it … Continue reading Smile for the camera 🙂

The Athens Affair

How about this for some interesting reading? How some extremely smart hackers pulled off the most audacious cell-network break-in ever...It is an incident that happened in 2005, only just come across it myself thanks to Bob Bowden -one of my classmates from RHUL. Does anyone know if there has been any news since? This incident … Continue reading The Athens Affair

An easy to understand Privacy Policy

I was just looking at SmugMug's privacy policy, and I must say I do like their explicit description of what they do and how they collect your personal information.... I took out the interesting stuff so you wouldn't need to plough through the whole policy yourselves."Personal information does not include "aggregate" information. Aggregate information is … Continue reading An easy to understand Privacy Policy

Graduation at RHUL!

Hi, well at last, myself and some of my class-mates that passed a Masters Degree in Information Security last year with the Royal Holloway University of London had our graduation ceremony. It was a very special occasion. The champagne was flowing......we have some nice pictures...check the commentsCongrats to my class-mates, it's been a pleasure studying … Continue reading Graduation at RHUL!

Child porn arrests made in Spain

Sixty-six people have been arrested in Spain in an operation against child pornography, police say. Officials said computers containing 48m child pornography images and videos had been seized in the operation, which was co-ordinated by Interpol.

The ‘Nothing to Hide’ argument

Take a look at this essay written on the 'nothing to hide argument'. This always comes up in ALL discussions on identity and privacy! In the UK too.... The link is to Bruce Schneier's blog where there are also some interesting remarks.