Chipping or Chopping: Phorm, Google and The Erosion of Privacy

The acknowledged founder of the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, created the idea and much of the system that allows information to be shared, from the web page, by hyper-links, across the globe.  His was a basically altruistic idea. Brilliantly, it has brought disparate peoples together in hitherto unforeseen ways.  Anyone (like me), can… Continue reading Chipping or Chopping: Phorm, Google and The Erosion of Privacy

How do You Keep the Gates Closed when the Gatekeeper Loses the Keys?

Despite the best made plans and intentions, no security system is perfect. A massive recent security lapse means that (again!), the government’s continuing plans to implement ID Cards should be seriously examined. Not only have their own credentials at data security been demonstrated by themselves to be wholly inadequate (I’m thinking of the DVLA, MOD,… Continue reading How do You Keep the Gates Closed when the Gatekeeper Loses the Keys?