Canberra’s Centre for Internet Safety has issued a warning that, despite around 80 per cent of Australian homes having internet access, it believes too few end users take the necessary steps to keep themselves safe online.
It’s become something of a predictable phenomenon: an article, op-ed, or blog post will surface with an incendiary quote indicating that privacy is dead, or that Internet users have given up privacy with abandon. A slew of data is thrown around – often reporting on teenagers’ online habits – and a eulogy for privacy is [...]
Interesting development today in the browser wars, with the latest battlefield being who is best positioned to guard users’ privacy. Mozilla today announced that it has started to test new social functionality inside its Firefox internet browser — a foray into sharing and social activity, it says, with user privacy in mind.
One of the original architects of the Internet wants to remind us that privacy is a relatively new concept. “Privacy is something which has emerged out of the urban boom coming from the industrial revolution,” said Google's Chief Internet Evangelist and a lead engineer on the Army's early 1970′s Internet prototype, ARPANET.
"What happened with the Internet in '009?"How many websites were added? How many emails were sent? How many Internet users were there? This post will answer all of those questions and many more. Prepare for information overload, but in a good way. more ...