Quick! Encrypt your hard drives now: Euro police could be hacking your PC
It’s very easy to become alarmed by some of the scaremongering stories which appear in certain sections of the UK press when it comes to technology and privacy, but this one – if abused – could be pretty serious indeed.
According to The Times, The Home Office has developed plans to give the UK police force the power to remotely hack into the personal computer of anyone it suspects might be involved with something dodgy — you know, terrorism, paedophilia, drug trafficking, that kind of thing — without a warrant, with the additional joyous notion that police forces from across the European Union can request information on any British Citizen.
Yes, it does all sound a bit Daily Mail, but unsurprisingly it’s raised the hackles of the human rights group Liberty, which has said that it will mount a legal challenge.
STREET VIEW SNAPS #4: Marriage Proposal
Aw, this is quite sweet – a lovely Googler called Michael Weiss-Malik has proposed to his wife-to-be through Google Street View. He doesn’t work for the street view team, but just works quite closely with them, and found out that they were doing a run alongside the Googleplex in Mountain View, CA…
Twitter's first marriage proposal?
WIRED reports that the increasingly popular Twitter microblogging service had its first public proposal of marriage yesterday morning.
Max Kiesler, a San Francisco-based web designer, asked his co-worker and partner of 15 years, Emily Chang, for her hand in marriage…