Is Fight About Online Privacy Futile?

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Even the supercybersleuth Eugene Kaspersky says forget about it
‘…the Internet is not only a place to be humiliated. It’s also a place for people or companies to pick up even more information about you. That includes your address, gender, date of birth and, with a little sleuthing, your Social Security number and credit history.

‘That’s been made clear in a recent spate of “doxing” (document tracing) of celebrities that revealed, for example, that Microsoft CEO Bill Gates had an outstanding debt on his credit card. But none of this information comes from hacking. It’s either already public or accessible by, for example, paying an online people-finding service to get a Social Security number, and then running a credit check…’
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Veteran Programmers Can Keep Pace with New Ones
Study Shows Software Developers’ Skills Improve Over Time

‘There is a perception in some tech circles that older programmers aren’t able to keep pace with rapidly changing technology, and that they are discriminated against in the software field. But a new study from North Carolina State University indicates that the knowledge and skills of programmers actually improve over time – and that older programmers know as much (or more) than their younger peers when it comes to recent software platforms…’
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Just another spy tool
Android Phones Can Pinpoint Snipers
‘A team of computer engineers from Vanderbilt University, led by Akos Ledeczi, has developed an inexpensive piece of hardware and related software to turn an Android smartphone into a sniper finder. The Vanderbilt team described the new system at the 12th Association for Computing Machinery/IEEE Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks in Philadelphia earlier this month…’

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