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Social Network Monitoring

November 8, 2010 8:57 am JScott 0
From article: “New software released by Cisco Systems Inc. on Wednesday makes it much easier for banks, retailers, and other businesses — including your employer — to monitor the mountain of data on social networking websites such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.”  See full article here.…
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Fantastic, intricate values-in-design study of cookie development

November 8, 2010 8:57 am finnb 0
Since cookies have been kind of a theme recently, it seems appropriate to post this long essay on the history of cookie development (which includes a link to a contrarian argument about cookies and privacy that’s quite thought provoking). It’s quite technical and completely worth it — a step-by-step tour of the RFCs, browser development, and gradual mission creep that made cookies into the weird complicated mess they are today.…
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October 26, 2010 11:53 pm finnb 0
Short and sweet: a Firefox extension that exposes the fact that login cookies are transacted unencrypted for a lot of the biggest social networking sites — meaning that you can sit on an open wi-fi network and harvest all the authentication data you like (known as a sidejacking attack): Firesheep.…
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Chief Justice John Roberts doesn’t read EULAs either

October 24, 2010 4:01 pm SBarocas 0
In a recent appearance at Canisius College, Chief Justice John Roberts addressed two interesting questions from the floor.  One concerned the issue of televised oral arguments.  Roberts expressed concern about the hesitation some might feel when answering questions on camera for an invisible and potentially limitless audience. …