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Windows 10 Data Collection Clarification from Microsoft – No change!

September 29, 2015


Microsoft’s have weighed into the exchange of opinion online over its new data collection practices in its new Windows 10 Operating System (OS).  Windows 10 overlord Terry Myerson (Executive Vice President of the Windows and Devices Group) posted a blog yesterday called ‘Privacy & Windows 10’. The response is a credit to cordiality in the friendly […]

European Safe Harbour Fig Leaf falls

September 24, 2015


The European Safe Harbour regulations intended to protect the data of European citizens from predatory US practices have been in question for some time. Facebook is still in court over this with a ruling pending and Googles convenient misinterpretation of Safe Harbour and modification of European Model clauses is well known. The Snowden revelations have been instrumental […]

IT Security needed today – Data governance, fact based risk management and Adaptive Security Architectures.

September 17, 2015


There is a term to describe a testing technique used by programmers, whether they are hackers or the good guys, for hitting software where it hurts to discover bugs and holes that represent vectors for attack. It is called Fuzzing. It is effective and guarantee’s results. Anyone who questions that guarantee simply does not have […]

Apple does the ‘Scroogle’ too!

September 11, 2015


So my friends in the Microsoft ecosystem have been getting a little defensive of some of my comments on their latest baby, Windows 10 privacy. I will repeat what I have stated already to rationalise this as there is a lot of scaremongering going on over this so I get the frustration. Yes there are […]