Google Search for Dummies

Look here, a really nice simple explanation on how Google search works and a very little but strong message at the end on the potential privacy impacts. http://youtu.be/LCa2FnclpEg

Google autocomplete and personal integrity

Wow, Germany courts have done it again! They are so good at protecting the personal privacy of their citizens! Read on, it connects to an individual's 'right to be forgotten'. Google have been been over-ruled concerning how the 'autocomplete' function in the search dialog works. Basically this is generated by what other users have been … Continue reading Google autocomplete and personal integrity

So which law applies?

Now this is a really interesting legal case. Facebook has a marketing and advertising business established as a separate legal entity in Germany. In December 2012, the Schleswig DPA issued orders against Facebook Inc. in the U.S. and Facebook Ltd. in Ireland, in which the DPA demanded that Facebook allow its German users to use … Continue reading So which law applies?

Evil, your phone number is exposed…

Your phone number, Facebook and Evil: a recent trilogy to be aware off. Probably most Facebook users aren’t aware, but his/her phone number is probably out there, exposed and ready to be collected by anyone. Evil project “randomly displays the private phone numbers of unsuspecting Facebook users”.

The Hacker Highschool project

“The Hacker Highschool project is the development of license-free, security and privacy awareness teaching materials and back-end support for teachers of elementary, junior high, and high school students. Today's kids and teens are in a world with major communication and productivity channels open to them and they don't have the knowledge to defend themselves against … Continue reading The Hacker Highschool project