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PaulDotCom Security Weekly - Episode 261 for Thursday September 29th, 2011.

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Guest Interview: Brian Kennish

7:30 PM EDT


Brian Kennish, ex–Googler and DoubleClick engineer, is now the developer of Disconnect.Me, a startup that makes tools to help people understand and control the data they share online.

  1. Tell us about the work you did at DoubleClick & Google.
  2. Give us an overview of your recent Tracking the Trackers talk from DefCon.
  3. Explain the Google data (ad targetting) exchange you recently discussed on This Week in Startups.
  4. What's it like to create an anti-tracking startup? Were you ever intimidated of facing down the 800 pound Facebook gorilla? Were any of the multiple acquisition offers simply offers to buy the startup and shut it down?
  5. Were you surprised by the popularity of Facebook Disconnect? What does the extension do?
  6. What's an "etag"? How was it used by KissMetrics?
  7. Do you think privacy is dead?