CIXen Wendy Grossman has published a few more pieces on CIX recently, including a look at the issue of insecurities in our networks and data breaches on sites like eBay and Target, and a piece on the lifespan of software and our need to think of it as a forever product, not a short-term one. She has also put forward her views on the ruling that Google must take down links that a user does not want to be associated with, saying that search engines are not the only way to find information online and we should be teaching less lazy alternatives.
Another week, another security breach and this time True Crypt had CIXen worried. In true CIX style, this has turned into a debate on religion and politics, but you can still make up your mind on the NSA conspiracy theory at: cix:linux/10lounge:2238
In cash we trust: A CIXen was concerned this week that supermarkets could potentially link a credit card to a customer in order to track items in a weekly shop even if no loyalty card was given. Fear not – this is likely to be against the data protection act, where information cannot be held longer than is necessary. Though of course, you might miss out on the vouchers.
Steven Gerrard reveals that England are preparing for World Cup penalty shootouts by practising shaking their heads while looking dejected