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Privacy

Submission + - Ninja Privacy Techniques for Web App Developers (net-security.org)

An anonymous reader writes: Many new applications do a great job of making it easy and free for you to post your information online. In a lot of cases, your data is combined with other people's data, to pull helpful or interesting relationships out of aggregate data. This shift has many implications for privacy, and it is worth wondering what the future of privacy is for web application users. A security breach on one of the most popular hosted web applications could easily reveal private information about thousands or even millions of the site's users. How should a user of these applications think about these risks?
Music

Submission + - My Afternoon in Wal-Mart's MP3 Download Hell (medialoper.com) 2

Lopy writes: "Everything about the process of buying DRM-free music from Wal-Mart is wrong. At one point they actually asked me to reveal my "baby's due date"! And that wasn't even the absurd part. I had to install support for Windows WMA protected music files just to download an MP3. The whole sad story is detailed on Medialoper.com"

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