Jul 052017
 
 July 5, 2017  Breaches, Election2016, U.S. Comments Off on Did Trump’s Voting Commission Break Privacy Laws? We’ll Find Out Soon

Cogan Schneier reports: A federal judge may decide by Friday whether to block President Donald Trump’s newly created voting commission from asking states to hand over voters’ personal data. U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly is expected to make a decision by the end of week in the lawsuit, filed Monday [Read More…]

Nov 092016
 
 November 9, 2016  Election2016 1 Response »

“We have met the enemy and he is us.” – Pogo Possum, 1971. Pogo was right. Yesterday, despite pleas and warnings from non-Americans to “don’t fuck this up,” America did. How we did that, and why we did that will be fodder for a million articles and historians for decades to [Read More…]

Nov 082016
 
 November 8, 2016  Election2016 Comments Off on Vote.

After an interminably long campaign that gave us two awful choices by our two major political parties, and after “debates” that never seemed to address privacy issue, it’s time for you to vote. I cannot, in good conscience, tell you to vote based on privacy issues.  But if you care about civil [Read More…]

Oct 192016
 
 October 19, 2016  Breaches, Election2016, Featured News Comments Off on Mass Hacks of Private Email Aren’t Whistleblowing, They are at Odds With It.

This is your must-read for today, by Jonathan Zittrain. Here’s a portion of his thoughtful essay about the large-scale hacks, data dumps of private communications, and media reporting on same: But before we consume the fast food meal of messages containing private citizens’ unguarded moments with friends and move on, [Read More…]