It would be wonderful if we could all back in time and prevent ourselves from doing anything that would release our information to any entity and prevent it from finding a life of its own in the wild. But it's too late for all but the unborn.
While some people will undoubtedly see this focus on the private sector as scope creep or an evasion of the government surveillance issue, I would respectfully disagree. Much of the data the U.S. government collects is from private companies, with or without their knowledge.
Apparently President Obama's call for a review of privacy issues was not just sound byte fodder for cable news as the effort is underway on several fronts. On March 3, the White House and MIT will cohost a day long workshop to address and explore the issues.
Below is the set of principles they think should be adopted across the board to prevent discrimination. The big surprise to some is that these principles do not apply only to minorities but to the much broader sweep of human rights.
Proving once again that fact is stranger than fiction, a lawsuit meant to shorten the time that the NSA can keep data resulted in the agency getting to keep data even longer.
t's the same old, same old. A headcount, whether it's done in person by a census worker or online by said head owner or mined from databases, is still just a headcount.
Instead of letting such a fate befall you, here are several recommendations for putting old toll-free numbers to new use.
So far "dozens of major websites and organizations" are taking part, in "The Day We Fight Back" event on February 11th. Participants include an odd set of bedfellows ranging from EFF, ACLU, Reddit, and GreenPeace to DailyKos (from the political left) and the Koch Brothers' group Freedom Works (from the political right). Here's what's going on.
Mailchimp's chief data scientist John Foreman took his family to Disney--and recorded some observations about how Disney captures and uses data.
To say it is a meeting of powerful minds is a bit of an understatement. Certainly focusing on a message of responsibly using data is well received around the world. The call for privacy and decency is universal. So is the call for higher returns on data use in the business sector.