Category: Data Security

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Google SSL Search

For those that aren’t aware, Google made an announcement earlier this month that seemed to go unnoticed for a little while – an announcement which has fairly serious repercussions for those involved in content filtering and monitoring.  Google have announced that from some point in December, all Google searches will...

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If you were considering a wireless solution – what would you consider?

If you were considering a wireless solution – what would you consider? — Chris McDonald (@chrismcd53) December 19, 2013 I can’t possibly answer that question in tweets, so I thought I’d scribble my response here.  Hopefully Chris will find it useful, and others may stumble across it too. Firstly why...

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SnapChat – Implied Security?

Snapchat is a relatively new photo app for smartphones. It’s a very basic one too. You can’t edit images, place a filter on them, or put a border round. There are only two things you can really do with those images. Draw or write on them, and share them with...

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When the cookie crumbles

I’ve blogged about the EU cookie law before, but as we enter this new era of cookie transparency, thing are moving quickly. After researching the topic further, and in the interest of being totally compliant rather than relying on implied consent, I have installed a bit of code which prevents cookies from being set, until you...

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Food for thought

The story of the never seconds blog, is a far more complicated one than is being made out in the media.  In short, a nine year old Scottish pupil has been reviewing her school lunch on an almost daily basis.  She used various categories to rate the meal, and where...

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The Cookie Monster

Through bad planning of a difficult to implement scheme the ICO has managed to become the internet bad guy  in the last few days. Last year, the new cookie law was due to be implemented on the 26th May 2011.  The idea behind the law is that any website based...