Who’s Watching

Several months ago I brought to the attention of users at another forum, a software program known as “Firesheep” ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3NAM8oG … re=related ) This computer based program allowed “creepers” to view on-line sessions in places like Facebook, Twitter, Google and Amazon where a user was accessing these sites via an open and unsecured WiFi network. These

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Data Mining,The Slippery Slope

Will Canada Follow Along, I Hope Not: Recently a ruling by the United States Federal Trade Commission gave Internet data mining companies the legal right to collect our past, present and future posts on social networks, like Facebook and Twitter, and then sell it to employers as a “background” checking service for potential job applicants.

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