Privacy

Poster Beware

In light of the constant bombardment of social media in many of our lives, it is easy to get carried away. Sometimes we forget that what we post can be shared more widely. I do think carefully when writing my posts here, because I know that the posts can be read by anyone on the […]

TMQ Tidbits of the Week

Once again, here is the best of Gregg Easterbrook’s Tuesday Morning Quarterback column on ESPN.com. You can read the football bits here. How Exactly Does TMQ Beat the MSM to Stories? Many have begun to express concern regarding drones flown above the United States for terrain mapping, surveillance and other purposes. Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post […]

Another New Definition

Sure, this isn’t quite the same deal as when President Bill Clinton wondered what the definition of “is” was. Still, reading this piece about the current administration’s justification of what they call “targeted killing” of high level Al Qaeda leaders. Here is the beginning of the piece from Talking Points Memo: The Obama administration believes […]

The Power of Introverts

This is an amazing and powerful talk from Susan Cain at TED this year about the power of introverts. She suggests that our current education and work environments have shifted from catered toward introverts to heavily favoring extroverts. She asks for us to provide space for both. This is worth the listen, and consideration for […]

The Ugly Truth Behind SOPA/PIPA

A more detailed look at how we got to this point with SOPA and PIPA and what the content industry wants.

The Future of Our Genetic Information

What will the future of genetics look like? This TED talk seems to offer a look that is potentially life-saving, but also potentially scary.

An Odd Link

From LifeHacker.au: Here’s an odd statistic: according to the Norton Cybercrime Report, if you’ve experienced an online crime in the last year, you’re more likely to have also been the victim of a real world crime. While 9 per cent of people who haven’t managed to suffer identify theft or a virus had been a […]