Monthly Archives: January 2006

Thief nabs backup data on 365,000 patients – Computerworld

Now that’s one hell of a disaster recovery plan…but what is truly frightening is the collective compacency that suggests that this sort of thing should even be allowed to happen: Firstly, my health data belongs to me, not the state … Continue reading

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Media giant about to back European ‘Google killer’

Bertelsmann’s announcement that the German media company is close to signing up as a partner behind the European search engine project Quaero has kindled discussion on Quaero’s role in the emerging ‘search engine wars’ It would seem to me to … Continue reading

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Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Government fights on as peers inflict defeats on ID card bill

Ministers refused to back down last night in the face of a defeat in the House of Lords which threatens to block their bill to introduce ID cards until the scheme’s estimated costs have been independently vetted by the National … Continue reading

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Five Reasons Why Web 2.0 Matters @ SOA WEB SERVICES JOURNAL

….in contrast with the previous post

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A List Apart: Articles: Web 3.0

Interesting de-bunk of the Web 2.0 hype

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Wired News: Hackers Rebel Against Spy Cams

When the Austrian government passed a law this year allowing police to install closed-circuit surveillance cameras in public spaces without a court order, the Austrian civil liberties group Quintessenz vowed to watch the watchers… (Wired magazine, via Slashdot)

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