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RFC 5849 - The OAuth 1.0 Protocol

2010 Apr 21, 6:49"OAuth provides a method for clients to access server resources on behalf of a resource owner (such as a different client or an end-user). It also provides a process for end-users to authorize third-party access to their server resources without sharing their credentials (typically, a username and password pair), using user-agent redirections."PermalinkCommentsoauth authorization security privacy internet web rfc standard technical

Ars Colloquium: the official ACTA treaty draft and your reactions

2010 Apr 21, 6:47"After years of secrecy (and the occasional leak), a draft of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) treaty has finally been released by negotiators. We've delved deep into the treaty, highlighting its numerous problems. Indeed, there's a lot not to like about the treaty: Internet disconnections, anticircumvention prohibitions, and even the ability for rightsholders to get injunctions if they can show infringement is imminent."PermalinkCommentsarstechnica acta privacy internet todo government politics piracy technical

Marc Rotenberg: Brandeis in Italy: The Privacy Issues in the Google Video Case

2010 Mar 9, 5:35Comparison of US claim 'the tort of appropriation' to Google video case in Italy.PermalinkCommentsitaly google privacy law legal us technical

A Practical Attack to De-Anonymize Social Network Users

2010 Mar 8, 1:50Paper suggests history stealing to find what popular social networking site groups a visitor to your web site belongs to and stats on how easy it is to then uniquely identify the visitor on the popular social networking site.PermalinkCommentssecurity privacy social social-network paper research web browser css technical system:filetype:pdf system:media:document

Alleged Assassins Caught on Dubai Surveillance Tape | Threat Level | Wired.com

2010 Mar 1, 2:24There is an amazing amount of info around about the alleged assassination Mahmoud al-Mabhouh including this Dubai hotel survielance footage.PermalinkCommentsvideo crime security privacy wired cctv

Adam Barth - adambarth.com

2010 Feb 26, 2:42Adam Barth has tons of papers on web browser security.PermalinkCommentsadam-barth security web browser privacy javascript google chrome research technical

TED Blog: Sergey Brin on Google's China decision

2010 Feb 24, 9:21"Onstage at TED2010, TED curator Chris Anderson interviews Google's Sergey Brin about the company's recent statement on China."PermalinkCommentsted video sergey-brin google china security privacy censorship technical

How to catch an iPhone thief: Busting an iPhone thief

2010 Jan 29, 10:52Another technology stolen but then remotely using the tech to get it back story.PermalinkCommentsiphone apple gps privacy crime

Panopticlick

2010 Jan 29, 10:28"Is your browser configuration rare or unique? If so, web sites may be able to track you, even if you limit or disable cookies." Examines HTTP headers and browser features and reports if your configuration is unique (mine is). Good info for anyone looking at creating an anonymous browsing plugin or servicePermalinkCommentsweb security privacy eff education identity surveillance cookies cookie anonymity anonymous technical

Volunteer Your Computer for Global Privacy — Wild Bee

2010 Jan 26, 1:46Intro to TOR the onion router.PermalinkCommentstor censorship privacy internet web tool tutorial technical

Researchers identify command servers behind Google attack

2010 Jan 14, 2:54Wow: "If the report's findings are correct, it suggests that the government of China has been engaged for months in a massive campaign of industrial espionage against US companies."PermalinkCommentsinternet google china security politics privacy

Official Google Blog: A new approach to China

2010 Jan 12, 9:02"We have decided we are no longer willing to continue censoring our results on Google.cn, and so over the next few weeks we will be discussing with the Chinese government the basis on which we could operate an unfiltered search engine within the law, if at all. We recognize that this may well mean having to shut down Google.cn, and potentially our offices in China."PermalinkCommentsgoogle china politics privacy censorship internet web search

Yahoo Issues Takedown Notice for Spying Price List | Threat Level | Wired.com

2009 Dec 7, 5:15"Yahoo isn’t happy that a detailed menu of the spying services it provides law enforcement agencies has leaked onto the web." ... "Cryptome also published lawful data-interception guides for Cox Communications, SBC, Cingular, Nextel, GTE and other telecoms and service providers. But of all those companies, it appears to be Yahoo’s lawyers alone who have issued a DMCA takedown notice to Cryptome demanding the document be removed."PermalinkCommentsprivacy security copyright yahoo dmca internet web surveillance

Sprint fed customer GPS data to cops over 8 million times

2009 Dec 1, 9:40Wow: 'The fact that federal, state, and local law enforcement can obtain communications "metadata"—URLs of sites visited, e-mail message headers, numbers dialed, GPS locations, etc.—without any real oversight or reporting requirements should be shocking, but it isn't. The courts ruled in 2005 that law enforcement doesn't need to show probable cause to obtain your physical location via the cell phone grid. All of the aforementioned metadata can be accessed with an easy-to-obtain pen register/trap & trace order. But given the volume of requests, it's hard to imagine that the courts are involved in all of these.'PermalinkCommentsprivacy security gps phone cellphone government politics

Official Google Blog: Cutting back on your long list of passwords

2009 Nov 23, 11:28"Thanks to the utilization of new technology, we're now seeing large-scale success in eliminating the need for passwords while increasing the successful registration rate at websites to over 90%...In addition, after a thorough evaluation of the security and privacy of these technologies, the same techniques are being piloted by President Obama's open identity initiative to enable citizens to sign in more easily to government-operated websites."PermalinkCommentsidentity openid google security authentication facebook password via:connolly technical

Against Transparency | The New Republic

2009 Oct 20, 8:24Against Transparency - The perils of openness in government. - Lawrence Lessig - October 9, 2009PermalinkCommentslawrence-lessig transparent government essay privacy politics

You Deleted Your Cookies? Think Again | Epicenter | Wired.com

2009 Aug 17, 8:37Info on Flash cookies, US Govt websites cookie use, possible US Govt regulations on privacy/tracking users, plus a great zombie photo.PermalinkCommentszombie flash cookie wired privacy internet web browser politics government advertising google technical

Firefox Bug: When different users on one system choose to save or not save passwords for sites, any other user can see sites they not only saved passwords for but can also see what other users have been saving/never saving passwords for.

2009 May 2, 8:54Humorous Firefox bug description: "This privacy flaw has caused my fiance and I to break-up after having dated for 5 years."PermalinkCommentsfirefox bug humor privacy browser web

Remixes of the paranoid London police "anti-terror"/suspect your neighbours posters - Boing Boing

2009 Mar 26, 2:24PermalinkCommentshumor politics poster paranoia security via:boingboing.comments photoshop privacy

The Faces of Mechanical Turk - Waxy.org

2009 Jan 23, 1:47"When you experiment with Amazon's Mechanical Turk, it feels like magic. ... Last week, I started a new Turk experiment to answer two questions: what do these people look like, and how much does it cost for someone to reveal their face?"PermalinkCommentsprivacy research amazon mechanicalturk internet photo experiment social
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