Dare Obasanjo digs into the new advertising platform launched by Facebook: Facebook Beacon is Unfixable. I have enjoyed Facebook a great deal, but this kind of thing is pretty bad.
released his Annual Report to Parliament. Check out the News Release, in which the report is quoted: “The Government is, quite simply, using September 11 as an excuse for new collections and uses of personal information about all of us Canadians that cannot be justified by the requirements of anti-terrorism and that, indeed, have no place in a free and democratic society.” Pretty scathing stuff. [via La grande rousse, aka Dolores]
: New Salvo in Piracy, Privacy War. “The music industry’s trade association is asking a federal district court to force an Internet service provider to turn over private information for a subscriber, heating up the legal war between technology and entertainment companies.”
PGP Home. ‘Nuff said? Maybe not. There’s a new company in town, and it has bought Pretty Good Privacy from NAI. So it seems that PGP itself remains a viable encryption system – though frankly, that was more or less true independent of this announcement via the GPG initiative among others.