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Showing posts with label Security. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Security. Show all posts

Monday, 13 January 2014

"1986 Privacy Act"

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Saturday, 20 July 2013

Right To Privacy In Europe

Giant US government Internet spying scandal revealed

The Washington Post and The Guardian have revealed a US government mass Internet surveillance program code-named "PRISM". They report that the NSA and the FBI have been tapping directly into the servers of nine US service providers, including Facebook, Microsoft, Google, Apple, Yahoo, YouTube, AOL and Skype, and began this surveillance program at least seven years ago. (clarifying slides)
These revelations are shaking up an international debate.
Start Page has always been very outspoken when it comes to protecting people's privacy and civil liberties. So it won't surprise you that we are a strong opponent of overreaching, unaccountable spy programs like PRISM. In the past, even government surveillance programs that were begun with good intentions have become tools for abuse, for example tracking civil rights and anti-war protesters.
Programs like PRISM undermine our Privacy, disrupt faith in governments, and are a danger to the free Internet.
Start Page and its sister search engine Ixquick have in their 14-year history never provided a single byte of user data to the US government, or any other government or agency. Not under PRISM, nor under any other program in the US, nor under any program anywhere in the world. We are not like Yahoo, Facebook, Google, Apple, Skype, or the other US companies who got caught up in the web of PRISM surveillance.
Here's how we are different:
  • Start Page does not store any user data. We make this perfectly clear to everyone, including any governmental agencies. We do not record the IP addresses of our users and we don't use tracking cookies, so there is literally no data about you on our servers to access. Since we don't even know who our customers are, we can't share anything with Big Brother. In fact, we've never gotten even a single request from a governmental authority to supply user data in the fourteen years we've been in business.
  • Start Page uses encryption (HTTPS) by default. Encryption prevents snooping. Your searches are encrypted, so others can't "tap" the Internet connection to snoop what you're searching for. This combination of not storing data together with using strong encryption for the connections is key in protecting your Privacy.
  • Our company is based in The Netherlands, Europe. US jurisdiction does not apply to us, at least not directly. Any request or demand from ANY government (including the US) to deliver user data, will be thoroughly checked by our lawyers, and we will not comply unless the law which actually applies to us would undeniably require it from us. And even in that hypothetical situation, we refer to our first point; we don't even have any user data to give. We will never cooperate with voluntary spying programs like PRISM.
  • Start Page cannot be forced to start spying. Given the strong protection of the Right to Privacy in Europe , European governments cannot just start forcing service providers like us to implement a blanket spying program on their users. And if that ever changed, we would fight this to the end.

It's not just our policy - it's our business.

The posts and articles provided by our news desk are not always representative of our personal views of the story.but we always try to provide the truth behind every story! As we know the Truth is always stranger than fiction! Tweet at #AceBusinessNews or email to News and Views

Thank you, Ian [Editor]

Monday, 27 July 2009

Online Scams Jump as More Africans Go Online

Online Scams Jump as More Africans Go Online

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This is a very prevalent situation for all bloggers and web users and l have had first hand examples of how the scammers use phising to obtain our identification. The more any blogger becomes known through their profiles, web-activity and sharing, you become a target.

Since publishing my profile l have won every lottery in this country and have been approached by unscrupulous scammers with offers of money to become a next of kin of a dead person, be this in the UK or other countries of the world. Some of these scammers are known to google and they have information about these scams on their timelines.

At present l have been approached by people that are either dying, in hospital or living in fear of their lives. Now let me say that there are many people in this world in fear of their lives and this sort of under-handed action will make us very uncertain whether they are the genuine ones needing my help or guidance.

This article highlights Africa and in particular South Africa and certain names are known on google and these people using many guises have approached me to scam banking and credit details. So far to no avail as l never put any banking information online so if you think of scamming me to find information your out of luck.

We all have to get together and make the Internet safe for people to surf in an honest and genuine way, so please let me know of any experiences and l will publish your story. Together we will defeat the dishonest scammers and together make the web a more enjoyable place to share with our friends and business colleagues.

"The Roving Giraffe News Report " on the scammers with thanks to PC World Business Security

Please note - l do not receive commission on the sale of any anti-virus products on this article.

More soon, G