November Roundup

If you plan on spending any time in the UK in the near future, do be aware that staff of the Postal Services Commission will be able to look at everything you’ve been browsing on the Web. No, that’s not a somewhat strange hypothetical situation constructed to make you think a bit about digital privacy,…

October Roundup

This month you’re in a police line up and your DNA information is held offshore by a third party. Well, maybe neither of those things are true yet, but they’re certainly perfectly possible. Google and Facebook are still profiling you, but are entirely determined to profile you more, and harder. 1. DNA Genealogy There was…

September Roundup

If last month‘s roundup was a bit of a Facebook special, this month is more about that other slavering data monster, Google, and perennial favourites here, eHealth Ireland. However, let’s get started with an update on last month’s story about Facebook’s announcement it would start gently quaffing the delicious personal information it had found on the…

August Roundup

Highlights. Or perhaps lowlights, if you will. 1. How Much For A Phone Number? The biggest story of the month was that Facebook finally got around to cracking open the piggybank of personal data it splashed out nineteen billion on last year. In other words, connecting WhatsApp user data with Facebook user data. Despite denying…