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Links of the day: Tuesday 24th May 2011
Alex Deane: We must welcome the report of the Red Tape Taskforce as a step towards making volunteering less bureaucratic
Wikipedia founder opens new front in privacy battle
Identity scheme echoes ID cards, say campaigners
A whole new era for cookies begins tomorrow
Your guide to the EU Privacy Directive
Do-not-track off to a slow start, Mozilla adds support for Android
LinkedIn slashes cookie lifespan after research exposes security flaws
Exploited Hotmail bug stole email without warning
PlayStation Network breach will cost Sony $171m
Privacy, the Press and Twitter: some uncomfortable truths
24 May 2011 17:18:32
Mastering the Internet
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Police hand over details of 30,000 people a month for costly ‘customer satisfaction’ surveys
This story slipped in under the radar recently, but it is important that it gets more exposure. Freedom of Information requests recently revealed that police departments in Britain are routinely paying marketing companies huge fees to carry out ‘customer satisfaction’ surveys. The cost of these surveys is around £1,000,000 per year. Beyond the obvious complaints about taxpayers’ money being used for this rather than frontline policing, more concerning is the fact that the police are handing over the contact details of approximately 30,000 people per month who have been in touch with the police. The practice was revealed after Jonathan...
BT spies on the networks of their customers
BT officials have admitted to keeping tabs on the Local Area Networks (LANs) of their broadband customers. They claim to reserve the right to examine the networks of their broadband customers whenever they feel the information can improve the service they provide, or when the safety of their customers is placed at risk. The practice was revealed last week, when BT contacted customers who were still using powerline networking (PLT) boxes which BT had discovered a manufacturing flaw in. The company had subsequently sent out replacements last October; however some customers had ignored the advice and continued to use the...
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