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Online advertising networks: How Phorm plans to overtake Facebook in the race for online privacy invasion supremacy

March 18, 2008 Leave a comment

As you might have seen from the homepage, I used to work in IT security, I also avidly follow security bulletins and news, so I like to think I’m pretty well-versed in how the internet works and how exceptionally poor our level of online privacy really is.

Is internet privacy really that bad?

Email address harvesting, spyware, desktop software that phones home, retention of personally identifiable data by insecure sites and such aside, my disgust with user tracking and profiling for the purpose of serving targeted advertising has grown over the years. Read more…

IE7 Conditional Comments and XSL

March 18, 2008 Leave a comment

About conditional comments

Conditional comments in Internet Explorer 7 are a way to ensure only IE or non-IE browsers parse certain parts of a page. This is mostly used to include CSS compatibility hacks by way of a <link> element in the page header, but they can in fact wrap any amount of HTML anywhere in the document. Read more…

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