MNA Bushra Gohar confirms project to be taken back. MoIT to issue statement tomorrow. Pakistan's great Electronic Great Wall may yet not come. ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Information Technology (MoIT) has apparently decided to shelve its plans to install a massive URL blocking system. The MoIT, through its research arm, the National Information & Communication Technology Research and Development Fund had thorough a public advertisement on February 23, 2012, sought bids for a system that “should be able to handle a block list of up to 50 million URLs with a processing delay of not more than 1 millisecond.” On Monday, Member National Assembly Bushra Gohar confirmed to The Express Tribune that the MoIT had decided to reverse its decision.
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September 17, 2007, 10:10 AM PDT While browsing interesting stories on Slashdot.org I found reference to an astonishing blog entry over at derangedsecurity.com; in this blog, the author gives out a list of 100 government e-mail accounts and their passwords . Mainly belonging to Asian and Eastern European embassies, the account details were captured by simply sniffing unencrypted network traffic. Following the story further, the Web site hosting the blog was taken offline at the request of U.S. law enforcement officials!
The former NSA official held his thumb and forefinger close together. “We are, like, that far from a turnkey totalitarian state,” he says. —Wired Magazine, April 2012 Last week, in Wired Magazine , noted author James Bamford reported on an expansive $2 billion “data center” being built by the NSA in Utah that will house an almost unimaginable amount of data on its servers, along with the world’s fastest supercomputers. Part of the purpose of this new center, according to Bamford, is to store “all forms of communication, including the complete contents of private emails, cell phone calls, and Google searches, as well as all sorts of personal data trails—parking receipts, travel itineraries, bookstore purchases, and other digital ‘pocket litter.’” In the Wired article, Bamford interviewed former NSA official William Binney, a “crypto-mathematician largely responsible for automating the agency’s worldwide eavesdropping network.”
At the Open Data 2007 conference in New York today, David Cancel, the CEO of Compete Inc. revealed that ISPs happily sell clickstream data -- and that it's a big business. They don't sell your name -- just your clicks -- but the clicks are tied to you as a specific user (User 1, User 2, etc.). How much are your clicks worth? About 40 cents a month per user (per customer)... and the Compete CEO estimates that there are 10-12 big buyers of this data.
Editor's note: This article was adapted from an earlier Wired News FAQ (" How to Foil Search Engine Snoops ," Jan. 20, 2006) examining privacy risks over Justice Department subpoenas of search records from Google, Yahoo and others. Word spread last week that researchers at AOL had released three months' worth of search logs that contained nearly 20 million search histories detailing the online lives of 658,000 customers. The data included information on subscribers who used AOL's browser, but not those who had used AOL's portal.
How does Google protect my privacy? Why does Google store search engine logs data? Why are search engine logs kept before being anonymized?