[clug] Dangerous Dave's talk

Scott Ferguson scott.ferguson.clug at gmail.com
Tue Mar 10 01:32:46 MDT 2015

On 10/03/15 16:41, Michael Ellerman wrote:
> On Tue, 2015-03-10 at 14:15 +1100, Kim Holburn wrote:
>> On 2015/Mar/10, at 10:20 AM, Michael Ellerman wrote:
>>> On Fri, 2015-03-06 at 16:55 +1100, Scott Ferguson wrote:
>>>> On 06/03/15 10:08, Bob Edwards wrote:
>>>>> I sometimes wonder why the (disproportionate?) interest in online
>>>>> banking vs. other online activities where rich metadata is being
>>>>> freely given to foreign-controlled entities? Is guarding online
>>>>> banking a privacy issue or a theft issue?
>>>> Good point Bob.
>>>> Both, theft and privacy. The latter (ID theft) can lead to financial losses.
>>>> I 'suspect' it's simpler for (some?) people to access the potential loss
>>>> when it's translated into money. I'd also note that some people might be
>>>> shocked at how much personal data the banks have access to - and how
>>>> widely it's distributed. e.g. Woolworth's data mining service station,
>>>> credit card, and checkout data to determine an "untapped" market on
>>>> Saturday mornings of fathers buying petrol, nappies and milk (actual
>>>> case).
>>> {{citation needed}}
>> http://www.brw.com.au/p/tech-gadgets/coles_woolies_and_the_big_data_arms_4I2P2oieDKZGdev5aY778H
> Hmm, not really.
> I remember the "Beer and nappies" one from when I was at Uni, and that was a
> while ago. I suspect the "petrol & nappies" one is just another apocryphal
> version of that.
> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/08/15/beer_diapers/

A. That's the US.
B. That's using loyalty cards.
C. That's Friday

> cheers

It was early 90s and used data from MasterCard and 4 Caltex petrol
stations and part of the reason Woolies went into petrol (mid 90s).
Loyalty cards came later.

Not really CLUG relevant - the servos ran OS/2.

Kind regards

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