Tag Archives: privacy

November 7, 2014

The Internet of Perverted Things

Matt Haughey’s pervy internet-connected motion-sensing security camera recently snapped a photo of him in the nude and emailed it to him. Hilarious, right? Sort of?

I predict local systems and services (i.e. ones that are not cloud-based) will enjoy a renaissance before long.

January 19, 2010

Bing to reduce the amount of time IP addresses are stored

From 18 months to six months in response to pressure from the EU.

The Article 29 committee, comprising data protection officials from all 27 E.U. countries, has asked the leading search engine makers to respond to their concerns by the end of this month.

According to their privacy FAQ, Google anonymises IP addresses “after 9 months”. However, this doesn’t mean all IP information is deleted after that:

Microsoft will delete all parts of the IP (Internet Protocol) address after six months, while Google still retains part of the address after its self-imposed nine-month cut-off point.

I wonder how Google will respond to the Article 29 committee.

December 11, 2009