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Why Google Chrome 17 is making small developers unhappy

May 14, 2012 11 comments

In February 2012 Google introduced Chrome 17, and with it, enhancements to its Safe Browsing technology (these enhancements have persisted relatively unchanged in Chrome 18). Read more…

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…

Comment: Style deficiency (for women) in high-end consumer electronics

June 7, 2007 Leave a comment

Today I’m gonna be p**sed off in my blog. The time has come to replace my ageing laptop, which at 4 years old finally bit the bullet a couple of weeks ago, when a power cord wrapped around my office chair gave it a sharp tug across the desk as I got up, rendering the hard disk dead.

But that’s not what I’m disgruntled about. What’s bugging me after researching possible replacements is the same thing that bugged me last year when I replaced my cellphone: all the high-end devices are stylistically designed for men. Read more…

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