Category Archives: Privacy

Drone Backlash Begins

Written on March 6, 2013 at 9:22 pm, by

Invasions of privacy seem to be gaining the public’s attention, as surveillance capabilities continue to expand, especially when it involves law enforcement.   After a loud public outcry, Seattle’s police force abandoned its plans to deploy surveillance drones.  Virginia’s state government has imposed a two-year moratorium on the use of drones by police in the  Continue Reading »

It’s All About Me

Written on October 8, 2012 at 6:48 pm, by

Stop smoking and talk about yourself?   Lose weight by talking about yourself?  Quit Alcoholics Anonymous and, right, talk about yourself.  What is happening here?   Between 30 and 40 percent of everyday conversation consists of people talking about themselves.  For online social media, that figure jumps to 80 percent.  Evidently, without our counterparts in  Continue Reading »

What Constitution?

Written on August 6, 2012 at 9:27 pm, by

A legal battle between the FDA and dismissed employees is making its way through the courts and various government bodies. The FDA admitted to monitoring every keystroke made by five employees and to capturing all the data stored on their computers and USB sticks and to monitoring all e-mails sent and received on their computers  Continue Reading »