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Category: privacy

Pied Type, WordPress, and the GDPR

In recent months we’ve heard a lot about internet privacy and privacy violations. Most notable, perhaps, was the Facebook data “leak” and related Congressional hearings. Then late last month came […]

Fear of flying

Actually, I have no fear of flying. I’ve always enjoyed flying. (Or did before they shrank the seats to about half a normal adult’s size.) My problem these days is […]

And yet we keep funding it

  (In fairness it should be noted that in recent tests the TSA did detect 5% — five percent! — of the explosives and weapons sent through their checkpoints  … )

Fighting phone fraud

  It’s a huge, multifaceted problem — the bilking of senior citizens. And making seniors aware is only part of the solution. Of course they, we, I need to be […]

Judge comes down hard on NSA phone tactics

“I cannot imagine a more ‘indiscriminate’ and ‘arbitrary’ invasion than this systematic and high-tech collection and retention of personal data on virtually every single citizen for purposes of querying and analyzing […]

NSA reforms: Obama not believable

On August 9 President Obama announced reforms to the US intelligence gathering system, apparently in an effort to reassure an increasingly skeptical public. As I sat rolling my eyes at […]