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Personal Data collection – 24x7x365

By Dale Reagan | May 21, 2010

Some recent events illustrate current, seemingly innocuous examples of personal data collection. You don’t know or can’t imagine this being a problem – but it could be.   Examples:

Timing! – Just IN – Google enables encrypted search! (5/21/2010)  Google Blog Post – use Google Encrypted Search.

Google say: “When you search on https://www.google.com, an encrypted connection is created between your browser and Google. This secured channel helps protect your search terms and your search results pages from being intercepted by a third party on your network. The service includes a modified logo to help indicate that you’re searching using SSL and that you may encounter a somewhat different Google search experience, but as always, remember to check the start of the address bar for “https” and your browser lock indicators…” Additional help for Google and SSL enabled search.

NOTE – all Google search services do NOT offer SSL encryption (at this time – 5/21/2010.)

Articles about Facebook and Privacy

  1. http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/196362/facebook_privacy_mea_culpa_reality_check.html
  2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qR8-rCQUeF4&feature=player_embedded
  3. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/10117106.stm
  4. http://www.cnn.com/2010/TECH/05/14/facebook.security.privacy/

Articles about Google’s ‘mistaken’ data collection

  1. http://www.thereporteronline.com/articles/2010/05/15/entertainment/srv0000008280193.txt
  2. http://www.pcworld.com/article/196379/google_the_accidental_spy.html
  3. http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-05-14/google-mistakenly-collected-wi-fi-network-information-update3-.html

Articles about Facebook and Privacy

  1. http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/196362/facebook_privacy_mea_culpa_reality_check.html
  2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qR8-rCQUeF4&feature=player_embedded
  3. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/10117106.stm
  4. http://www.cnn.com/2010/TECH/05/14/facebook.security.privacy/

Articles about Germany and Wi-fi Security (secure your network or be fined…)

  1. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/10116606.stm
  2. http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/1636725/german-court-wifi-users-secure
  3. http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2010/05/14/WiFi-owner-fined-for-no-password/UPI-64391273865024/
  4. http://technorati.com/technology/it/article/germany-orders-citizens-to-secure-wifi/

Years ago data collection services would build data sets based on information freely provided by consumers (i.e. you registered a product, completed a survey, or simply made a purchase.)  Now, data collection occurs (or can occur) with almost everything that we do mostly without our direct knowledge or without us making a connection between the convenience of electronic services and products and those ‘agreements’ where we all click ‘I agree’ button:

The tendency for more ‘convenience’ (what we want, when we want it, how we want it) may have a very high privacy cost associated with it – i.e. new ‘technologies of convenience’ like Google TV?)  Caveat emptor!  Search emptor?  Google emptor?

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