September 2005

Joris Evers continues to report well on the Cardsystems lawsuit, this time in “Judge looks for links in credit card case:” Kramer said he wants to be clear on which defendants fall under California civil code section 1798.82, the notification statute. While it is clear that the breach was at CardSystems, the law applies to…

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NudeCybot (hey, you’re blogging again!) asked me for opinions on Google Secure Access (or just GSA), and sent me a link to Kevin Stock’s Google Secure Access on Mac OS X. There’s a lot of critiques of Google’s Privacy policy around GSA: “Hide what you’re doing from everyone but us! And, umm, anyone who asks…

Read More Google VPN, Macs, and Privacy

In conversation with a friend, I realized that my essay, “Preserving the Internet Channel Against Phishers” didn’t actually explain the problem. I made the assumption that everyone had the same perception of what it was. (Why didn’t anyone point that out?) So I’ve added the following (after the break), and I think the resultant essay…

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On Friday, San Francisco judge Richard Kramer ruled against the idea that Cardsystems (or Visa or Mastercard) had to provide 1386 notice to people. Some articles are “Visa, MasterCard Win Battle Over Breach” and “Credit card companies can keep data ID theft secret.” But the article worth reading is CNet’s “Judge holds off disclosure in…

Read More Cardsystems Breach and Notice

After the 7/7 London bombings, France decided it was not enough. So, even though France has already one of the toughest anti-terrorism judicial arsenal in Europe, it is adding to it. Indeed, French newspaper Le Monde just revealed the clauses of the new anti-terrorist law due to be formally presented to the government on October…

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Yes, its suicide bomber Barbie! Click the picture for a few more views. Toy supplier Shuki Toys, responsible for the distribution of the stickers, said in response, “We were very surprised to see the stickers in the shop, the several sheets of stickers have been pulled of the shelves.” “We check all the stickers, thousands…

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