June 11, 2007

The world of surveillance

Filed under: privacy,society,surveillance — admin @ 4:05 pm

Spiegel Online, a online portal of a german magazin, has some interesting article about a flash animation, which discusses today surveillance problematic.
The flash animation is really done nicely and argues also very good towards the common arguments pro surveillance:

If i don’t do anything illegal, i don’t have to care about any repression… bla bla bla 😉

So surveillance is for sure against a free society and never good for a development of a healthy discussion culture!

May 23, 2007

google is too creepy!

Filed under: google,privacy — admin @ 11:34 am

Some people are telling it already since some time: Google is interested in your personal private data: to collect, store and analyze it. And what Heise is telling us today sounds exactly like that. Google-CEO Eric Schmidt told the Financial Times, that:

gathering more personal data was a key way for Google to expand and the company believes that is the logical extension of its stated mission to organise the world’s information.

So 1984 is getting closer and closer and everyone’s still using this kind of crap! Not that they don’t invent any good things, but they never heard and never invented something like a privacy policy and this sucks definitely!

April 30, 2007

track me not!

Filed under: browser,firefox,google,privacy — admin @ 4:05 pm

That search engines are covering and analyzing your search queries for a better ad and other nonsense placement is a well known fact. So some people have started an interesting project: Track me not. A Firefox plugin which sends dummy queries to selected search engines.

From their Webpage:

TrackMeNot runs in Firefox as a low-priority background process that periodically issues randomized search-queries to popular search engines, e.g., AOL, Yahoo!, Google, and MSN. It hides users’ actual search trails in a cloud of ‘ghost’ queries, significantly increasing the difficulty of aggregating such data into accurate or identifying user profiles.

Nice tool, give it a try and test it!

Get it here

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