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Category archive: Privacy

Do you ask people questions about themselves?

My friend L and I had been hanging out together for a few months, but they almost never asked me... (More...)

Attacking the compiler: Xcode and "Trusting Trust"

The Intercept recently published a long but interesting article about (among other things) CIA-connected researchers' attempts to subvert Xcode, the... (More...)

Some pros and cons of Glass

Mat Honan wore Google Glass for much of 2013; in an article for Wired, he talks about what it's like... (More...)

Border searches still legal

A US judge has ruled (in agreement with various other court decisions and administrative rules) that it's still OK to... (More...)

The transparent society: arriving soon?

I read only an excerpt from David Brin's 1998 nonfiction book The Transparent Society, but the gist of its argument... (More...)

Person of Interest and the total surveillance society

Yesterday, I watched the pilot of the new CBS show Person of Interest. It's pretty good in a variety of... (More...)

Remember: your photos may reveal your location

Just a reminder that digital photos often include data about where they were taken, so if you post photos online,... (More...)

Treat Facebook like a public blog

I sympathize with the privacy concerns people have been expressing for some time about Facebook. A few months back, I... (More...)

In praise of anonymity

A long discussion of anonymity and pseudonymity. (More...)

Items: Technology and society

These and the Bussard stuff in the previous entry seem to sort of fit into a general theme, something to... (More...)