This is an extremely long post on Massive Change, the multi-media exhibition that is intended to be the starting point for a global discussion on the role of design in creating our world. Here is a bit from their website that gives you a sense of the goals of the project. Read More⇒
All posts tagged privacy, security, & encryption
2004 is 1984: American government continues their drive for total, real-time, life-long tracking of all movement of its “citizens”.
Declan McCullagh, chief political correspondent for CNET News, covers the next degree of heat in the boiling frog pot otherwise known as the American government’s plan to track every American citizen’s communications, travel, finances, relationships, and lives from cradle to grave. This time, One section of the new proposed legislation: “…anticipates storing the ‘lifetime travel […] Read More⇒
My favourite author Ray Kurzweil talks about living to 120 years old, human/computer integration, and nano-medicine
I love Ray Kurzweil. Here is a short but interesting interview from CIO magazine where Kurzweil predicts things that will sound outlandish to most people: • outsourcing is a good thing and in the bigger picture not an issue because it’s not a zero-sum game – he gives a 200 year view of these similar […] Read More⇒
Bruce Schneier on the new “Trusted Traveller” program. And what’s with all the Orwellian naming conventions?
Bruce Schneier comments on the new "Trusted Traveller" program. Also, who's creating all of the Orwellian program names in the U.S. government? Read More⇒
Cheney is trying to weasel out of his comments the other day where he said that if Americans vote for Bush, they will be safe, but if they vote for Kerry, they will likely get attacked again. Now he is saying that what he meant to say was the Bush and Kerry would RESPOND differently […] Read More⇒
Arms Races: Microsoft has been pushing SenderID as a means to thwart spam. Spammers are now using it to evade filters
You have got to love the ability of spammers to adopt new measures to get their mail read. Microsoft has been pushing SenderID, but now spammers are using SenderID headers to get through the filters. When I attended a Privacy conference about four years ago in Quebec, a Microsoft rep was there talking about how […] Read More⇒
More insanity from the U.S. government. Privately owned satellite imagery may be hidden from view of the public and private sector. WHY?
The American government’s penchance for secrecy above all continues unabated. Defense Tech news reports that a bill has now passed, which puts all remote sensing data into the hands solely of the U.S. Government and its allies, where allies is defined in the law itself. So, the data is not classified and it is not […] Read More⇒