AHuxley writes: secret-bases.co.uk reports: Back in early 2010, Lockheed Martin – the prime contractor for the UK Census programme starting on 27th March 2011 – acquired a "secret" building on a 30-month lease for use as the data processing centre for uploaded census forms. The location was found after a senior Lockheed Martin / UK Data Capture employee registered an associated domain on a server whose IP address network, belonging to Lockheed Martin, was itself registered to the precise address of the building. The US spelling of "centre" was also noted.
pinkushun writes: Aljazeera.net news reports that a US company, Narus, provided Telecom Egypt deep packet inspection tools, to track and target content from users of the Internet and mobile phones, as it passes through routers on the information superhighway.
The Huffingtonpost tells us who else is using this technology, and that when commercial network operators use DPI, the privacy of Internet users is compromised. But in government hands it can crush dissent and lead to human rights violations.
Hugh Pickens writes writes: CNN has an interesting interview with Bill Gates who says that unbelievable progress is being made in both inventing new vaccines and making sure they get out to all the children who need them that could cut the number of children who die every year from about 9 million to half that. But Gates has harsh words for those who engage in anti-vaccine efforts especially Dr. Andrew Wakefield who falsified data to "prove" a fraudulent link between vaccines and autism. "It's an absolute lie that has killed thousands of kids" says Gates. "Because the mothers who heard that lie, many of them didn't have their kids take either pertussis or measles vaccine, and their children are dead today."