Those krazy kids, The Pet Shop Boys, have released their new single.
Why are we interested? Two reasons, it’s drawing attention to UK ID Card – which we think are are serious blow for the future of civil liberties in the UK – plus the video has also got QR codes in it – letting people find out further info just by point their camera phone at it.
Continue reading Pet Shop Boys Integral: Anti ID Card Song, With QR Codes!
The security of information is always something that the government and financial institution are banging on about – pushing the responsibility of this on to the individual.
Personal responsibility for your own data should be part of your every day, but it sticks in the throat when the big companies that are lecturing about personal data security then go and treat the data under their control with gay abandon.
Continue reading UK Information Commissioner Calls For Great Powers
The UK Government has been exposed to a very embarrassing technology related problem – revealing the personal details, and travel plans, of people hoping to visit the UK from India.
A schoolboy programming error on the VFS-UK application site, which exposed the application data details, simply by changing the reference number in the URL, was first discovered by Sanjib Mitra.
Continue reading British Visa Data Blunder: Why The Government Shouldn’t Have Your Data
Information overload is a buzz phrase which has been getting a lot of use recently. It refers to the enormous amount of information which we now consume (largely because of the level of accessibility to content which the Internet gives us), and the challenges that that creates. Another important issue is the Long Tail, as recognised by Chris Anderson, and the way that relates to content. In other words, there is now far more information available which makes discoverability much harder.
Continue reading Attention: A Cure For Information Overload?