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Pierluigi Paganini December 20, 2011
The thin line between monitoring and censorship

During the last year we have seen the consolidation of the tendency to use social media as a major vector for the exchange of information. The imperative is to be social, no matter if you need to share photos with friends or to express an opinion on a topic of social interest. Over the past […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 14, 2011
Carrier IQ, the privacy of millions of users has been violated

In recent weeks we have learned of a dialer able to track our movements, spy on our communications, read our SMS … the privacy of millions of users has been violated!  A disturbing application, multi-platform, which had not been reported previously. The news is troubling because it puts into serious consideration the privacy rights of […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 11, 2011
India The blurred line between defense and cyber censorship

In this article I wish to bring to your attention what I regard as gross contradiction of a nation whose people I admire for their professionalism and dedication to work, India. In my previous article “Cyber India” lights and shadows of the country full of contradictions I presented a picture of the nation in terms of cyberwarfare, […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 07, 2011
The utopian privacy

Are you able to imagine a world in which everybody is free to communicate without being intercepted, spied on, tracked? Have you ever dreamt, reading sad and bad news pages on the censure of many governments, a world where the concept of freedom of thought has been materialized? In recent decades we have witnessed radical […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 05, 2011
“Cyber India” lights and shadows of the country full of contradictions

The Economy of India is the ninth largest in the world by nominal GDP and the fourth largest by purchasing power parity (PPP). The country is a part of the G-20 major economies, Goldman Sachs predicts that “from 2007 to 2020, India’s GDP per capita in US$ terms will quadruple”, and that the Indian economy will surpass the United States (in US$) by 2043, this are […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 02, 2011
Assange, Spy Files and uncomfortable truths

If we talk about security which could be our worst nightmare? My answer is “to be vulnerable in every moment of our day, whatever we are doing and wherever we are” How could this happen? Imagine that someone has installed an app on our phones, and he is able to stalk us, to know our […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 01, 2011
“Mobile” intrigue … A prying eyes to carry around …

Let we use these ingredients to start some serious reflection on safety issues related to mobile devices: Robust growth in the mobile market, accompanied by technological advances that have made ​​these devices real PC. No awareness of those who use mobile terminals in relation to threats that they face. 2011 years of overtaking sales of […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 28, 2011
Cryptome, social networks and the inconvenient truth

Cryptome, known as Wikileaks’s competitor site  has published  online several reserved documents revealing that the police have access to information of social networks.  The documents describe how the police is able to access to Facebook user information or to the services provided by companies such as AOL and Microsoft. On Cryptome site are also available some guides that explains to cops how to investigate on a person who has used the Yahoo! Messenger. The […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 27, 2011
E-Corruption … “who controls the controller?”

The control of information is the main concern of Governments. More or less declared the major players of a precarious global economy have implemented digital surveillance systems, from India to China, passing Russia and USA. The crucial point is the legality of these actions conducted  by Intelligence Agencies in the name of Nations Security abusing the rights of citizens.  To this we must consider another  significant issue , the corruption.  Corruption has no Country and is a cross problem […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 26, 2011
Cloud…a long journey towards a secure paradigm

When I discussed with many colleagues regarding cloud paradigm most of them smiled declaring that we face yet another found marketing to sell a methodology, known for at least a decade, under new and more appealing clothes. Indeed many of the concepts behind the cloud  approach have little innovative, but the evolutionary push to the […]