You know them — the social media parents. They learn she’s pregnant with her first child. Joy consumes them. The announcement hits Twitter with abdominal photo or sonogram: “I’m preggers! #thefirst #babybump […]
New Facebook app update demands unreasonable privacy access – The Tech Curmudgeon
The Borg meet the One App in the Facebook app’s latest privacy permissions.
Hey Facebook – can you tell me who my perfect match is?
Big Data and Social Media: Americans can’t give their privacy away fast enough… Big Data just keeps getting bigger and biggerer, and it seems like if you have enough data you can […]
It’s SchadenFriday! Who really got theirs this week?
Sadly, nobody really. Surprising no one, I’m sure, it can be terribly difficult to find tales of people who actually get the full spectrum what’s coming to them. That’s the degree of […]
Mark Udall: working hard to fly a drone up the ass of every American
We’ve had some issues through the years with Colorado’s BiParticrat Senator, Mark Udall. He’s worked hard to cultivate a reputation as a guy who’s looking after our civil liberties, and his chief […]
Marathon Monday investigation rolls on: the irony of being a privacy advocate in an NCIS world
Ah, yes. The advantages of living in a security state. Authorities have clear video images of two separate suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings carrying black bags at each explosion site and […]
The Tech Curmudgeon – Google’s CEO Schmidt clueless
So Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt thinks that government regulation is required to protect privacy from a rising tide of civilian drones. The Tech Curmudgeon agrees, at least in principle, because civilian drones […]
Google Glass: Welcome to the end of privacy
If you haven’t yet seen Mark Hurst’s piece on Google Glass over at Creative Good, you need to. You really, really need to. A lot of times cool new gadget and service roll-outs […]
These aren’t the drones you’re looking for: The U.S. shift to droid warfare and surveillance
by Kevin Rogers In George Lucas’s Star Wars universe, droids are robots with tasks including translation, computing and repair work. The series’ most famous droids, C-3PO and R2-D2, take on these benign […]
Private lives, public surveillance
Whether people think about this election’s hot button issues in this framework or not, many of our country’s so-called “social issues” are issues of privacy. While lawmakers fought over the economic and […]