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Tag Archives: privacy
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This is why I keep a PostIt over the lens of built-in cameras. Cory Doctorow says: According to the filings in Blake J Robbins v Lower Merion School District (PA) et al, the laptops issued to high-school students in the … Continue reading
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Gimme your passwords!
Wow! Would you really want to work for these people? The city government in Bozeman, Montana, isn’t content to cyberstalk its potential employeesâ€”they’re now asking applicants for their login information for any social networking sites. —John Timmer, City to job … Continue reading
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Rob Spence is going to make the eye-camera a reality (if some obscure TLA agency hasn’t already). The implications for privacy and security have long been a part of science fiction, but this project should garner it wider attention in … Continue reading
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Who wants in your genes?
While I’m not all that fascinated with my genetic makeup (maybe I’m just too old to care?), many are. If you’re among those, check out Daniel MacArthur’s blog, Genetic Future, where he writes “about the genetic and evolutionary basis of … Continue reading
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Just say “Cheese!”
Here’s an interesting mix of articles about public imaging. It’s not enough that you have to watch out for your camera-phone-armed friends and enemies who may catch you in a moment of indiscretion (check with Mr. Phelps), the rabid paparazzi … Continue reading
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It’s MY Laptop
It’s funny, but oh so true: But yesterday, as a guest sat on my couch and â€” without asking permission â€” suddenly grabbed my laptop to check his email, I realized I had one major complex: I hate it when … Continue reading
Posted in Life-Society, humor Tagged privacy, laptop 1 Comment
Ultimately, if you are allowed to travel at all, it will be in a pod, naked and sedated. Regulations already prohibit starting out with a variety of innocuous materials (shampoo), over-zealous policy enforcement prohibits “inappropriate” dress (Transformer t-shirts) , and … Continue reading
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The Slashdot headline “How to Fight Name Scraping Scammers?” caught my eye, and I had to follow it up. Curt Monash discovered his name on a dating site, but he’d never registered there. It appears that the site paired up … Continue reading
Posted in Life-Society Tagged privacy, identity, presence 2 Comments
According to this BBC News article, “An unwitting passenger arriving at Japan’s Narita airport has received 142g of cannabis after a customs test went awry, officials say.”. Against regulations, an agent hid the training sample in a real passenger’s bag … Continue reading
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Who’s got your number?
Shops secretly track customers via mobile phone (Jonathan Richards, Times Online). Using receivers deployed throughout a building. the system tracks handsets via triangulation. It’s accurate to within a few feet, enough to tell which individual stores are visited, and for … Continue reading
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