iPhone saves you the trouble of reporting your working time

You might know the problem if you are working in consulting: You have to fill out the report, form whom you spent your time. And then you forgot to fill in the tool and all of a sudden you have a hard time figuring out where you have been. There is a revolution: iPhone solves…

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How to Do an Online Background Check for Free

Well, basically this title attracted my attention: How to Do an Online Background Check for Free. I had to try it with myself. So I started, following the sites and suggestions in the article: I clicked on the first link and landed on 9 Sites That Find People and Their ‘Sensitive’ Information – cool. Let’s…

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Fighting Crime and Protecting Privacy–a Contradiction?

I was reading an article today called Does Your ISP Care About Protecting Your Privacy?. An interesting question. The ISPs in the article are even thinking of VPNing all the traffic to avoid the necessity for keeping the logs (or probably better, NATing the whole network). So it seems that the ISPs in this article…

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When Identity Theft and Privacy Meet

It is always bad, if comics have a significant portion of truth: and then and finally hmm…. too much truth for me to cope with Roger

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What is More Important to You? Privacy or Safety?

I want to start upfront: I do not want to take a position here. I have an opinion as a person in my cultural context but I understand that this opinion is by far not the only one which is right or wrong. This morning I read this article: FBI Drive for Encryption Backdoors Is…

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Do We Really Want Privacy?

I really love reading Kim Cameron’s Identity Weblog. Fairly often it is thought provoking… He recently wrote about his experience with the new iPhone privacy policy: Apple giving out your iPhone fingerprints and location. He was one (probably of the very few) reading the privacy policy and found the following statement: Collection and Use of…

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Am I Too Paranoid?

Sometimes I wonder whether I am too paranoid. I just got a call, which went like that: Caller: “Hello, we are doing a health insurance survey and have just three questions for you, would you mind to join in? Just 20 seconds. We do it for Health Insurance statistics.” Me: Was in a very good…

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E-Mail–The Low Hanging Fruit for the Cloud?

I am convinced that there are workloads that can and should be moved to the Cloud: For security reasons as well as for economical reasons. E-Mail might well be the first one of them. There is a good post on that: Editor’s Note: Email, the Lowest-Hanging Fruit of the Cloud Roger

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10 of the Top Data Breaches of the Decade

You might have read that I ranted a little bit about the iPad data breach: Who needs a (vulnerable) iPad if you can get an nPad? and some people pushed back – which I can understand. So, to put it into perspective, I read this article this morning on the worst data breaches of the…

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