Tag: smart-card

Swedish Cookies

15 May, '050 Comments

In Sweden, a website cannot use cookies by law unless the site offers the user the option not to use them. A dislaimer must be shown on any site so that the visitor’s privacy is protected: Today, July 25, 2003, the Electronic Communication Act (“the Act”) enters into force. A practical effect of the Act […]

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The usefulness of the “smart card”

9 Feb, '057 Comments

I’ve been going on for a while about the smart card and people have just been scoffing the fears I harbour. “It’s just like the CPR” they say invariably, “and we’ve been living with it since 1984, so what’s the difference? It’s going to make our life better!” Sure it’ll make our life better. If […]

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Want a public office? How much are you worth?

8 Dec, '031 Comment

There is a movement in the parliament to at last address an issue that is important. The “Minbar Islamists” have tabled a motion to force all public officials to declare their worth before they take office, and then audit them when they leave. Excellent. At last something useful. They shouldn’t stop at the public official […]

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Let’s all stick with Microsoft because this is what we know…

12 Aug, '031 Comment

One of the leading “opposition” newspapers[arabic] published today two big pieces on Linux on page 14 which deals with “technology” and what you get from those articles is the a clear smell that Microsoft or one of its agents has actually written or inspired those articles. The issue is that the Bahraini government, specifically the […]

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The National ID “smart card” idea continues to take hold

30 Jul, '032 Comments

yet no answers to the questions I asked are forthcoming, even though the same article has been sent twice to the national papers in Bahrain. No one seems to be interested in protecting their most basic of human rights: privacy. Amazing. Now the BDF (Bahrain Defence Forces) Hospital which is one of the leading hospitals […]

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