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 service
2008 Sep 22, 1:21
Nathan Evans and Christian Grothoff, de-Tor-iorate Anonymity. The presentation notes for a DefCon talk about an attack on Tor in which the attacker may discover Tor nodes used in a session.
2008 Aug 21, 11:24
I had an idea for a Facebook app the other day. I wondered who actually looked at my profile and thought I could create a Facebook app that would record this information and display it. When I
talked to Vishu though he said that this wasn't something that Facebook would be too happy with. Indeed the Platform
Policy explicitly disallows this in section 2.8. This explained why the app didn't already exist. Its probably for the best since everyone assumes they can anonymously view Facebook profiles
and would be irritated if that weren't the case.
On the topic of assumed anonymity, check out this article on the aggregation and selling off of your cell phone data including your physical
2008 Feb 26, 11:28
An article about a fellows attempt to be anonymous in his daily life.
2007 Nov 15, 12:27
Article on encrypted email company Hushmail giving email up to The Man. Includes interview with Hushmail CTO Brian Smith.
2007 Nov 14, 2:56
News on recent privacy related matters with social websites and Donald Kerr's redefinition of privacy. Lots of good links.
2006 Sep 25, 12:32 2006 Apr 3, 1:38