You know I’m always thinking, talking and writing about digitally stored information residue (I know I’m a bit sad) that is located somewhere by someone or something; that we don’t want to be found… however what about pulling together that information that we want found?
Hence if someone Googles you, the right information is returned in the search. Very useful if you are changing jobs. I found 2 companies that offer this service: ZoomInfo and Spoke. I haven’t looked much at Spoke, but Zoominfo even pulls newspaper articles with your name in, not the whole article just the part that refers to you. You are then able to ‘claim’ this to your identity. They use your credit card to verify your identity. Which is fine if nobody is posing as you and has your card details……
If you are lucky and have the misfortune to have some ‘not so complimentary’ digital information residue stored somewhere out there, maybe whoever Googled you will not bother to look any further 😉
Google’s announcement that it will set web-browser cookies to expire two years after final use, rather than in 2038 as at present, suggests the largest search engine is aiming to present itself as a friend of privacy …. lol
Check out the article in the info security mag…
Dr. Neil proclaimed the way to achieve inner peace is to finish all the things you have started.
So I looked around my house to see things I started and hadn’t finished; and before leaving the house this morning, I finished off a bottle of Pinot, a bottle of Cardonay, a bottle of Baileys, a butle of Kehuha, a pockage of Pinqeuns, tha mainder of bot Prozic and Valum scriptins, the res of the Chesescke, some saltins an a bax a cholates.
Yu haf no idr who gud I fel!
I love this posting from Lauren. He’s spot on! He talks about NY.
However when I was in London, apart from the CCTV cameras everywhere, I was surprised on the buses to find signs with a ‘smiley face’ saying ‘smile for the camera’. Quite amusing, and I guess in this way it gains social acceptance, it almost becomes fun to be filmed! Also what Lauren mentions briefly is the evolution of surveillance by cameras and analysis of the data collected. It is improving rapidly, a lot of money is being invested. Not only in face recognition but gait recognition, and of course improving quality and granularity of the pictures collected. Smile for the camara 🙂
How about this for some interesting reading?
It is an incident that happened in 2005, only just come across it myself thanks to Bob Bowden -one of my classmates from RHUL. Does anyone know if there has been any news since? This incident is even included in Wikipedia.