2 posts • joined 12 Apr 2008
Er.. Typical journalism
"has complete administrative access to one of the government's most important websites. "
Er.. No it doesnt, It mearly means they know that 100,000 users have visited the site, and are mostly running MSIE6
Furthur, "not to make Personal Information available to anyone other than our employees, staff, and agents." Browser information is NOT personal information, It is sent to every website that requests it, therefor, not personal.
Shock horror! The Network link to the website is controlled by a non-government entity! What if the network provider was to redirect visitors to a malicious website instead!, Nevermind the fact that the a non-government server hosts the site!
Look at the registers mailing list sign up, It doesnt use SSL to request my personal details, I somewhat bet the admin area isnt protected by it either, Nor do they host their own servers, Its outsourced to an American company Rackspace.. why wont that company do something to the visitors of theregister.co.uk? their big companies.. not evil empires.
I doubt australia
I doubt they've got anything in Aussie, For a start, all connections go international for google services, And secondly i recon we'd have heard about it if they were to build locally.
Theres not really that many data centers in aus of big proportion, I think theres probably less than 5 major ones in each capital(on the eastern side), on the west, well, Much less :P
Allthough google bought out a Sydney based mapping service, they dont have much inside aus either AFAIK.. nothing like what they have in the US/europe.
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