Posts Tagged ‘privacy’


March 13, 2012

Launched last month, Privacyscore will provide an estimate, on a scale of 0 (worst) to 100 (best), of the privacy risk associated with giving a website your personal and behavioural information.


Privacy policies

February 11, 2011

When signing up for something online, do you ever read all that small print in the privacy policy before clicking on “I agree”? This infographic suggests that, at 2,462 words long, the avarage privacy policy is going to take you 10 minutes to read.

[Thanks to TL for this suggestion]

What they know

September 17, 2010

When you visit a popular website, that visit may trigger hundreds of tracker files that are used by other companies to track what you are doing across the web. This nice visualisation from the Wall Street Journal clearly shows the extent to which you are more or less exposed to such tracking on a variety of sites.

[Thanks again to LJ for this suggestion]

Out of your hands

June 25, 2010

Here’s an advertising campaign about the dangers of photo sharing.

[Thanks to LJ for this suggestion]

California Coastline

January 7, 2010

TOTD spotted this at No.2 in the Time 50 Best Websites 2009. Photographing the entire coastline of California from a helicopter flying as low as 500 feet sparked some controversy and, like Google’s Street View, it does raise some questions about privacy. There’s no denying though that the detail in some of the photos is very engrossing.

Google Street View

March 24, 2009

Google launched its Street View service in the UK last week. Portsmouth has yet to be covered, but Users of Google Earth can at least have a close look at Southampton.

You can listen to a BBC report about Street View here:

Street View has raised all sorts of privacy issues. Since the launch, several images have been removed following complaints, including one of the entrance to Downing Street. The Telegraph is just one of many sites that has posted some of the ‘funny’ images captured by Google’s customised camera cars: