Archive for the ‘Privacy’ Category

‘That’s Our Job’: The Government Investigates Cellphone Wiretapping – The Atlantic. 2005 ? I must confess I didn’t keep up with the story back then. Archived for reference. Advertisements


Your Smartphone Is Spying on You – Technology – The Atlantic Wire.


Archived for reference 9 Reasons Wired Readers Should Wear Tinfoil Hats | Threat Level | Wired.com.


My company recently decided to send its leadership team for a team-building activity organised by Outward Bound Singapore (OBS) and asked us to fill in OBS’ course registration form which contained the usual disclaimers but buried in the consent clause was this statement: “I also authorise the Outward Bound Singapore to disclose my personal information to its employees/agencies […]


The importance of whistleblowers. Squirming out – The Standard. Thursday, August 05, 2010 Dennis Chong Octopus Cards chief executive Prudence Chan Pik-wah stepped down yesterday to quell the uproar over the sale of private data, but the company’s board was accused of allowing her a dignified exit. She will stay with the company for another […]


Your Privacy Online – What They Know – WSJ.com. Notwithstanding the WSJ’s rabid right-wing leanings elsewhere in its editorial pages, this is a good series on the growth of user tracking across the web. The only criticism I have is that it only covers the activities of commercial advertisers. This article helpfully provides links to […]


Octopus in for privacy grilling after data furor Octopus Cards, which earlier admitted sharing customers’ data with two merchants, said it is discussing ways to terminate the contracts signed with them. Thomas Yau Monday, July 26, 2010 Octopus Cards, which earlier admitted sharing customers’ data with two merchants, said it is discussing ways to terminate […]