Internet providers may sell user histories

Update (30 April 2007): Rogers is through answering my emails. In their latest message to me, they implied that they had said all they wanted to and that further questions should be directed to The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada:

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada oversees Rogers’ personal information handling practices. If your privacy concerns are not addressed to your satisfaction by Rogers you may contact the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada for further guidance

So, Rogers doesn’t want to consider the subject further. The reasoning is this: if the Privacy Commissioner thinks Rogers handles privacy adequately, so should Rogers’ customers.

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Speedy updates matter for browser security

In the last post on this website, I noted that both Firefox 2 and Internet Explorer 7 should be considered secure browsers. Both browsers, according to Danish computer security service provider Secunia, had the same number of unfixed vulnerabilities at the time.

However, I was (and still am) hesitant to fully endorse Internet Explorer. Fixes for Internet Explorer have traditionally been much slower in coming than they have been for rival browsers, including Firefox. This may be the case, now, too.

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