The news is out and it’s not good. In fact, it’s downright troubling.  It seems that every day, usually several times a day, there is more and more information available about the dangers of the Internet.  It’s enough to make a Luddite out of even the most devoted technophile.  Here’s a sampling of some of

Imagine this: You have an iPhone, iPad and Mac computer. You use all three devices mostly for personal home use, but you also receive work e-mail on them. Medical records, tax returns, and other confidential information goes on these devices. They all sync amongst themselves and you’ve just started using Apple’s new server farm, iCloud.

We now know that Apple will use next week’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference to unveil iCloud, its new cloud storage product. Apple’s first attempt at cloud storage, MobileMe, was such a failure that Steve Jobs publicly tore into the Apple team for tarnishing the company’s reputation. 

iClouds.jpgIt looks like the 2.0 version will probably be getting

Two weeks ago, Apple and Google were called to answer growing concerns over privacy practices before Senate lawmakers. Today, executives from both companies responded to questions in a Senate hearing, but did little to alleviate our fears of user tracking.

iphone.jpgThe tracking of smartphones and their users’ activities is a scary thought.  We know that

While the U.S. Supreme Court is deciding whether it’s lawful to covertly track a suspected felon through warrantless GPS monitoring (see April 15, 2011 petition here), the European Commission is tackling a more powerful, already implemented technology that could potentially threaten everyone’s privacy if left unregulated.


Ever heard of the “Internet

More publicity for in the New York Times Sunday Styles section, featuring lots of people worried about unflattering information about themselves on the web. How to get rid of it?

It turns out you often can’t. Once something is online, the best a lot of services can do is to push an unflattering item

What is the right level of privacy we are entitled to expect on the web? The answer is expanding and contracting by the day, but not only because legislators in Europe are attacking cookies and newspaper stories, or that people are figuring out that “free” Facebook comes with a cost and are starting to pay