surveillance

The roll of governmentDoes or doesn’t the government (of any country in the world) have a responsibility to provide a measure of privacy and security for its citizens?Online Advertising/TrackingIf you use the Internet does it matter that all of your activity is recorded and tracked?  Your personal information is known to everyone with an interest: …

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The Dark Web. Trump has saidthat he doesn’t want foreign terror organizations to “use our internet”and has suggested closing parts of the internet. Online Gambling Sites. Donald Trump has long seen online gambling as a profitable enterprise. Online gambling is currently only legal in three states, with more considering lifting the ban. When Overlord Trump …

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“There are a lot of unanswered questions around these “always listening” devices, such as how they can use the data and who they can share it with.  “[The license agreements] have an extraordinarily wide latitude,” Bruce Schneier, a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law, said to Business Insider. “And …

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This blogger is more interested in determining the motive behind Microsoft’s baking of user-tracking tools into all recent versions of Microsoft Windows O/S installs.  The two prevailing arguments are privacy vs. safety and it is really up to the user to decide which is more important. Privacy and safety both align with the Fourth Amendment …

Continue reading Microsoft slips user-tracking tools into Windows 7, 8 amidst Windows 10 privacy storm

Yesterday we poked fun at Amazon for its contention to the FAA that its delivery drones would be safe and would not threaten the security or safety of the public. In to two unrelated stores today, San Diego Gas and Electric and a newspaper were approved by the FAA to use unmanned drones.  SDGE will …

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Come on!  Did you really think that when you bought (or rented) a high-tech device that is connected to a “free” worldwide digital network that crosses international borders and connects with satellites and other government controlled systems that your activity would be PRIVATE. The important part of the conversation IMHO (in my humble opinion) is …

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