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Archive for May 2010

John Gruber at Daring Fireball posted this interesting article on the growing practice of websites intercepting your attempts to copy text from their pages. They are actually modifying the contents of your clipboard and tracking the fact that you have clipped the information. The referenced cases seem to be doing it for marketing and informational […]

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Apparently the legislators in Louisiana feel that crimes committed with an electronic map are much more serious than those committed with the aid of paper maps. Not just some of them, the vote in the Louisiana House approved it unanimously (89-0). If a “virtual street-level map” is used in the commission of ordinary crimes, a […]

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On May 26th Facebook announced new privacy controls. The EFF has a nice tutorial on how to properly configure these new settings to best protect your privacy. Unfortunately these new settings options are being rolled out slowly. At this point I still don’t have the ability to use the new settings at all. If you […]

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US Apologizes to Billionaire Added to Terror No-fly List – ABC News It looks like there is a process for dealing with inaccurate No-Fly List information after all. You just need to become a billionaire and develop some very high level political connections.

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I am very excited to be organizing a couple of panels at this year’s “Computers Freedom and Privacy” (CFP) Conference in San Jose June 15-18. Historically the conference has focused on personal privacy / freedom issues, technologies, and policies. That was certainly my focus as well when I started Anonymizer. Over time I have become […]

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This year the “Computers Freedom and Privacy” (CFP) conference is taking place in San Jose from June 15-18. This year is the 20th anniversary of the conference which helped shape my thinking about Internet Privacy and introduced me to many of the key players in this space. Around the same time in 1992 an email […]

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