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Monthly Archives: July 2008

Ernst & Young audit overlooks Phorm’s violation of its own privacy policy


I’ve been looking at deep packet inspection / targeted advertising company Phorm for the past couple of days and have found a clear and simple case of Phorm violating its own privacy policy in contradiction to Ernst & Young’s audit of the company’s systems. Phorm has been energetically defending itself against complaints about the privacy […]

Passport Security


The state department released the results of an audit yesterday that found that large numbers of government workers (meaning both employees and contractors) have been regularly accessing the passport files of celebrities: The 192 million passport files maintained by the State Department contain individuals’ passport applications, which include data such as Social Security numbers, physical […]