minilinks for 2009-07-16
MiniLinks by Hugh D'Andrade
July 16, 2009
- NSA Cyber Overkill
An LA Times op-ed piece questions the Obama administration's plan to use the National Security Agency to screen government computer traffic on private-sector networks.
- Court: IP Addresses Are Not 'Personally Identifiable' Information
A federal judge in Seattle has ruled that Microsoft did not violate it's user agreement not to collect personally identifiable information when it collected IP addresses.
- Apple Blocking Push on Jailbroken Phones
Is Apple intentionally blocking users with hacked or unlocked iPhones from receiving Push Notification messages?
- Phorm Dumped by Developers
TalkTalk and BT have both decided not to use Phorm's invasive advertising technology.
- Report: Music Fans Discover Music Online, Then Buy CDs
A British survey finds that music fans still prefer CDs -- and those that use online subscription services spend more.
- Chips in Official IDs Raise Privacy Fears
The Washington Post covers hacker Chris Paget's work exposing the security risks of RFID technology.
- Facebook Promises to Crack Down On Pot Dealers
A medical marijuana collective has had their Facebook page shut down by the social networking site.
- Are Iranian Authorities Using Facebook to Track Dissidents?
A scary anecdote from Iran illustrates the problem with social networking sites for people in living under authoritarian regimes.