Tag Archive: privacy

May 02

Attention Attraction for the Attention Deficient Generation

Andy Warhol famously quipped, “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” His appraisal of the fleeting nature of fame was mostly right. However, he said that before the advent of repeated episodes, re-run and syndicated series, reality TV, blogs, and social networking. Had he seen these, perhaps he’d have suggested “15 episodes”, …

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Dec 20

ACLU Mining Member Data

A.C.L.U.’s Search for Data on Donors Stirs Privacy Fears The American Civil Liberties Union is using sophisticated technology to collect a wide variety of information about its members and donors in a fund-raising effort that has ignited a bitter debate over its leaders’ commitment to privacy rights. Some board members say the extensive data collection …

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Jun 07

Scary and Scummy

I got an email from a site called “Share Your Experiences” saying, “Someone who knows you is attempting to share experiences opinions and experiences about you via our website.” At first I was extremely freaked out. I checked the site and found multiple requests and offers of information about me, professional and social, for a …

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May 11

To Amend or Not to Amend?

I heard a caller on the Marty Minto Show today say something on the line of, “If we leave homosexual marriage to the states, the liberal state governments will screw it up.”This, to me, seems to miss the whole point of the question. It would be an abuse of the U.S. Constitution and contrary to …

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Jan 31

Big Brother Bush is Watching

It's not happening all at once, but it's happening. Perhaps that's what makes it so insidious. It's sneaking up on us. Slouching toward Big Brother By Bruce Schneier "Last week the Supreme Court let stand the Justice Department's right to secretly arrest noncitizen residents. Combined with the government's power to designate foreign prisoners of war …

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