Posts tagged with ‘pcpro’

Adobe Acrobat Turn-Off!

April 30, 2009

Introduction A few month’s back the Adobe Acrobat Reader landed itself in doo-doo with some Javascript security worries.  Adobe were slow off the mark informing their customers (like me) what to do.  So it was the blogs that provided the answer: Turn off Javascript Unfortunately, this wasn’t enough.  After a week a huge patch was […]

Who’s Street View is Flawed?

March 26, 2009

Following on from the Google Street View roll-out, two issues have popped up – again; People’s privacy on the streets vis-a-vis a commercial organisation like Google People’s privacy on the streets vis-a-vis government organisations like local councils For the first, the self-appointed guardian “Privacy International” have made an official appeal to the Information Commissioner’s Office […]

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

March 12, 2009

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 […]

Kick Phorm to Touch! Phorm breaches RIPA!

December 18, 2008

http://web.archive.org/web/20110709084247/http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/ispphorm/ Please fill in the form (no pun intended – well actually, it is!) at the number 10’s office.  Phorm is clearly breaching or “avoiding” compliance with a host of moral and legal charters.  It seeks to monitor all users browsing habits, store them up and then flog them on to provide you with a […]

Real World Computing Experience

November 29, 2008

The Triumph of Wishful Thinking over Common Sense The recent previews of the Microsoft Vista replacement with it’s unreliable “hands on” dragging experience (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7695933.stm) are another reminder that desires aren’t always satisfied and that designers don’t always design what people actually want for their daily work. PCPro Magazine have duplicated the recently banned Apple iPhone […]