Monthly Archives: September 2011

Google, street view and privacy: an update

Google gets qualified praise for privacy changes | Compliance | ZDNet UK. 16 August 2011 From the Information Commissioner’s audit in July, it seems that to complain at least leads to some changes of behaviours, even though Google (and other … Continue reading

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Wikileaks collateral damage? the problematic offence of conspiracy

Hartlepool student charged over Anonymous attacks | Security Threats | ZDNet UK. 25 August 2011 the English (rather than UK) offence of conspiracy in the Criminal Act 1977 allows prosecution of anybody who agreed to commit any offence. Strange that … Continue reading

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Riots, social networks sites and crime

Facebook riot posts lead to four-year jail terms | Regulation | ZDNet UK. 17 August 2011 That they were found guilty is not too much of a surprise. But that the offenders got 4 years of imprisonment is disproportionate and … Continue reading

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