Yup. And before we know it, higher education has reverted back to being the preserve of the rich exclusively. And they call this progress?
I don’t know what Microsoft are worried about:
Bing is a vastly superior search engine now- all it really needs is a Froogle competitor. Trouble is, Google is so embedded in the collective consciousness (“to google” etc) that people just use it automatically. But if more people use IE (last time I tried Firefox it seemed to be suffereing from bloat, so offered no real advantage over IE) then Bing’s a default anyway.
While this article
might have a point, it seems a bit unfair to compare public sector to private (4th paragraph from end). While this gap is considerable- and has to be reduced- there will always be gaps between public and private sector financing. Apple is answerable to no-one but it’s shareholders, who are unlikely to have held up a project like the iPhone after the success of the iPod. A public sector decision would have far more stumbling blocks given that the funding comes entirely from the public.
1 Choose one or two sites and stick with them;
2 Immediately lock down site after joining (easier said than done; but this is how a good firewall config should start, allowing nothing then gradually opening up as needed)
3 Regularly review
I agree with Bruce Schneier:
But sadly I don’t think people care or are even interested. The snag is is that privacy is no longer a default state; in fact the opposite will soon be true, by which time it’s too late.