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I’m on a privacy tear today so I thought I’d mention this start-up. Officially launching on Wednesday, Spotflux is a browser encryption plug-in for Windows and OS X. Simply put, it protects your Internet connection by encrypting all connections through a VPN. Arguably there are approximately a billion VPN services, but this one looks to be one of the simplest I’ve seen in a while. To run it you simply download the app and flip a switch. The servers do the rest.
1. Take stock of the sites you have joined or may want to join. CheckUserNames will show you 160 social networking sites and search them to determine if your name or brand is available for an account or if it’s already been taken. (Sorry, John Smiths.) 2. Streamline.
Chez Google, la transparence constitue une valeur essentielle. En tant qu'entreprise, nous considérons qu'il est de notre responsabilité d'offrir un maximum de transparence en ce qui concerne la circulation des informations relatives à nos outils et services. Nous pensons qu'une plus grande quantité d'informations entraîne plus de choix, plus de liberté et en fin de compte, plus de pouvoir au niveau individuel. Dans ce rapport, nous divulgons : <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
<img src="http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/business/2011/06/Screen-shot-2011-06-28-at-2.48.46-PM.png" alt="" title="Screen shot 2011-06-28 at 2.48.46 PM" width="521" height="416" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-37385" /> Google’s new social network “Plus,” is so exclusive that people can’t get in, but the search giant is already making it easy to get out — clearly taking a shot at Facebook’s policy of not letting users download their data to use on other sites. Google’s Data Liberation Front , an internal engineering faction dedicated to letting users export data from Google services, released a tool Tuesday called Google Takeout .
Since its launch in October, 2004 Project Honey Pot has made some interesting progress in their war against spam email. The project is a distributed system used to identify spammers and spambots operating across the Internet. To put it simply, Project Honey Pot lays millions of traps around the Internet (66,393,293 as of this writing) baited with specific email addresses that are configured to forward received emails to the Project Honey Pot system. Since these are not email addresses used by real individuals virtually every email received is positively identified as spam. Looking at their statistics it is hard not to be impressed with the effectiveness of this system: 85,989,816 spam servers identified; 1,546,419,133 unique spam messages processed through their system.
Collection of IP addresses under a judge’s supervision, ineffective means of filtering, “friends” of copyright, the new updates on the ACTA – these are just a few issues which are not being highlighted at the holy e-mass currently taking place in Paris. Due to the lack of comprehensiveness, OWNI is ‘augmenting’ the networks that were compiled by Nicolas Sarkozy, Publicis, and web moguls present at the e-G8. Unlike the former group, our map of the Internet in Europe puts the user at the center of attention. The Internet report for 27 EU countries (including Norway, Iceland, and Switzerland) was put under a microscope and scrutinized. Six major points of interest were chosen: Protection of intellectual property : a review on preventative measures such as the three strikes sanctions, the type of targeting (sites or visiting offenders?)