In March of 2005, Alec Muffett predicted “National loyalty cards,” and I mocked him for it. Since then, I’ve decided that all non-trivial privacy fears come true. And since then, Alec’s plan has taken another step. The BBC reports about a new “Blair plan for ‘people’s panels’.” No, I didn’t make that up, Comrade. He…Read More All Privacy Invasion Fears Come True: Thanks, Alec
Blaugh.com via Canadian Privacy Law blog (who’s had a good series of privacy and liberty cartoons up lately).Read More Mrs. Claus Gets Tired of It
Saar Drimer and Steven Murdoch will be getting lumps of coal from the banking industry, and amused laughter from the rest of us: It is important to remember, however, that even perfect tamper resistance only ensures that the terminal will no longer be able to communicate with the bank once opened. It does not prevent…Read More Chip, Pin and Tetris
James Brown (May 3, 1933 – December 25, 2006)Read More "The music out there is only as good as my last record"
I’ve made explicit that that email addresses are optional when commenting. I’ve added easy links to Del.icio.us, Digg, Reddit, Furl, YahooMyWeb and NewsVine. If you have a bookmark system you’d like me to add, let me know. [Update: More navel gazing: added dates to post footers, and fixed underlining for links in the…Read More Relentless Navel Gazing, Part 10
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Privacy Office conducted a review of the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) collection and use of commercial data during initial testing for the Secure Flight program that occurred in the fall 2004 through spring 2005. The Privacy Office review was undertaken following notice by the TSA Privacy Officer of preliminary…Read More DHS says one thing, does another. Film at 11.
In “Radical Transparency to improve resilience,” John Robb posts about Chris Anderson’s ‘radical transparency:’ Think about how these tactics can be applied to societal resilience: Show who we are. Show what we are working on. “Process as Content.” Privilege the crowd. Let readers decide what is best (aka: wisdom of the crowd) Wikify (this another…Read More Radical Transparency and Society
If you’re coming here on a holiday weekend, you might be bored. So why not take advantage of this list of online video of 46 of “The 50 Greatest Cartoons?” PS: I can’t believe they put Gertie the Dinosaur above the Rabbit of Seville. Critics.Read More 50 Greatest Cartoons
There’s an article in Wall Street and Technology, “When Risk Managers Cry Wolf.” It opens: Avoiding “reputation risk” is a common justification for increasing security measures, protecting customers’ financial information and reporting security breaches in a timely manner. But now more than 18 months after the big ChoicePoint incident when 163,000 bogus accounts were created…Read More That wasn't so bad after all…