peak surveillance

Have we passed peak surveillance?

“These vendors are becoming our feudal lords, and we are becoming their vassals. We might refuse to pledge allegiance to all of them … But either way, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to not pledge allegiance to at least one of them.”

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Apple responds to developer site hacker, sort of

Apple’s developer site is still down following a very public hacking attack by Ibrahim Balic last week, in which he downloaded over 100,000 developers’ private contact information. But Balic finally has what he wanted all along: recognition from Apple of his efforts.

Google privacy violation

EU regulators tell Google its current privacy policy has to go

Officials in the U.K. today have joined regulators in France and Spain in taking Google to task over its privacy policy. Spokespersons from the U.K.’s Information Commissioner’s Office said the agency is coordinating with other EU officials to give more muscle to the order.