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ITsecurity Daily News: 08/25/2014

Posted by Kevin on August 25, 2014

The ITsecurity daily security briefing: Monday, August 25, 2014. If you find this security briefing useful, please spread the word via social media. If you have any comments or recommendations, please email kevtownsend at gmail dot com. News Papers/Reports WebThings Events M&A Alerts News UK police have become private enforcers for Business and Govt preferences […]

Google, the right to be forgotten, and dogs’ breakfasts

Posted by Kevin on July 5, 2014

Google is making a complete dog’s breakfast over the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling that confirmed it is bound by European data protection laws. You may recall that in May the ECJ ruled that …the Court holds that the operator is, in certain circumstances, obliged to remove links to web pages that are published […]

BT had internet problems today

Posted by Kevin on June 28, 2014

BT had internet problems today. Customers could access some sites, but not others. It lasted about 3 hours. I have five computers (and several tablets) connecting to the internet via BT: PC, Mac and Chromebook. All were having so many problems that it was easier to say the internet wasn’t working today. Except for the […]

The tech giants’ letter to the Senate is just a load of fluff

Posted by Kevin on June 6, 2014

Nine US tech giants have written to the Senate requesting that the watered down Freedom Act be returned to its original strength. The Freedom Act’s original purpose was to curb the excesses of the NSA; but it was so weakened in its passage through the House of Representatives that many of its original supporters voted […]

There is no ‘right to be forgotten’; and Google won’t forget you anyway

Posted by Kevin on June 2, 2014

A lot of guff has been written about last month’s ECJ ruling that search engines must abide by European data protection laws. Much of this centres around the world’s media claiming that a right to be forgotten now prevails in Europe. Here are just three examples from the last few days: Google sets up ‘right […]

ECJ says Google, and other search engines, must abide by European data protection laws

Posted by Kevin on May 16, 2014

This is going to upset the apple cart – the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has decided in favour of Mario Costeja González in his dispute with Google. Way back in 1998, a Spanish newspaper published reports on certain pecuniary difficulties in which González found himself. By 2010 those difficulties were long past – but […]