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Government Releases Cyber Security Strategy

The Government has released its cyber-security strategy.  The document provides limited details on a serious plan to address online security concerns, though it does confirm that there are plans to reintroduce lawful access legislation.

4 Comments

  1. Sigh…
    Always one step forward, two steps back.

  2. Something missing
    There’s something missing from the “Understanding Cyber Threats” section.

    Those closed source, patented/copyrighted/DRMed applications that no one but their authors know what they are really doing. Like those iPhone/Android applications that “phone home” to their creators sending a wealth of personal information without the user being aware of what’s really happening.

    Check here:

    http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9179894/Free_Android_apps_scrape_personal_data_send_it_to_China?taxonomyId=75

    or here:

    http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/1725670/black-hat-android-wallpaper-apps-stealing

    Time to check again what closed source/DRM are really about.

    Nap.

  3. RE:Napalm
    Very good observations, Napalm. When it comes to a privacy/proprietary software/DRM standpoint, the iPhone OS is proabably the worst of the two (and Windows Phone 7 will probably be just as bad). At least Android is Free-as-in-freedom software to an extent.

    BTW, the term “closed source” just doesn’t send the right message. “Proprietary” is a more accurate term, FYI.