Practical Nerd: Privacy vs. stupidity, a case study

This one goes out to you, Herbert. And to you, Phil. And yes, even you, Correspondent-Who-Will-Not-Be-Named. I’m afraid you’re all idiots. Because you are case studies showing that no matter how fervent the hue and cry is about Facebook’s privacy policies or tracking cookie abuse by marketers, a major threat to individuals’ privacy — and… Read More


Microsoft security report shows abrupt decline in spam

Microsoft this morning released its latest Security Intelligence Report, summarizing the data gleaned by the company about online attacks, viruses and other random unpleasantness across the Internet, targeting products from Microsoft and others. The report, covering the second half of 2010, shows some positive trends for the industry, including a continued decline in vulnerability disclosures,… Read More