Saturday, August 10, 2013 - 19:33

The NSA story: A creative or sloppy aproach to math

The NSA published a paper yesterday that's supposed to shed a legitimate light onto their data collection called the NSA story. In this paper the NSA publishes some numbers on how much data they actually analyze in a day. And what can I say. It's apparently not that easy to get numbers right...
Monday, August 5, 2013 - 00:20

Eric Marques, founder of Tor Freedom Hosting, has been arrested

Generally I'm all in for a good conspiracy theory and the spokesperson of the FBI isn't exactly doing a great job being quoted in this case. As is the press quoting him or reporting on the case. But before you jump on a potentially wrecked support waggon I'd strongly advise you to read up on the history of this case.
Monday, May 27, 2013 - 00:52

Google Now: The two sides of the 'magic' coin.

I've been using Google Now on a secondary account now for quite some time with settings to flank speed. Meaning Google had access to every option that you could set in Now to obtain more data to be fed into Now.

Friday, December 28, 2012 - 00:38

Instagram doesn't want to own your photos. But owning was never the question.

A couple of days ago Instagram hit the big bucket with a change in their Terms of Service. The uproar didn't take long. Rowing back didn't either. But are they?
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 11:12

ULD droht facebook mit 20.000€ Zwangsgeld im Steit um Klarnamen.

Das unabhängige Landeszentrum für Datenschutz Schleswig-Holstein (ULD) droht facebook mit einem Zwangsgeld in Höhe von 20.000€ sollte facebook nicht innerhalb von 2 Wochen die Verpflichtung zur Führung von Klarnamen abschaffen.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 07:40

Piwik 1.9.2 came with a backdoor and now ignores IE10 DNT headers

The 1.9.2 release of Piwik came - aside from a backdoor for some installations - with a nifty new feature. It ignores IE10's DoNotTrack settings completely and it also lies to you about it in the settings.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 23:56

facebooks Like-Button, Datenschutz und seine Internetausdrucker vor dem Herrn

Das neue Ziel hyperaktiver Datenschützer ist - wiedermal - nichts von größerem Interesse sondern facebooks like-Button. Zugegeben eine Pest sondergleichen. Allerdings tangiert er mich weniger aus Sorge um meine Daten sondern weil mir diese pathologischen like-Button Dauerklicker auf den Sack gehen. Es scheint weniger ein Instrument zu sein mit dem man etwas bewertet als vielmehr ein neues Medium um seine Profilneurose möglichst weiträumig zu befriedigen.