Hi-Tech Holidays: Put Privacy in Mind When Picking out Presents

’Tis the season: November is at its end, and suddenly your shopping list has moved into overdrive with gift purchases, be they intended for family, friends, or an office Secret Santa. With the increasing rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) products, it’s very likely you have thought about giving a gift of a connected […]

Blockchain and Privacy: the New Frontier

It’s hard to enter a technical conference these days without at least one party bringing up the advancements of blockchain. With support from big-name players including IBM, J.P. Morgan Chase and Microsoft, and the foundation behind the advancement of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, researchers now argue blockchain may be the ultimate disruptive technology. Certainly if […]

Privacy and Politics: Government Use of Your Information

It has been a hot summer for 2017 so far, and I’m not talking weather. On June 28th, privacy specialists and political commenters were shocked to discover Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and vice chair of the new Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity requested each of the 50 American States of the U.S. […]

Bon Voyage: Protecting Your Data Privacy When Traveling Abroad

Sweet summer days are finally here. Depending on where and how you work, this might be a time for family vacations and relaxing by the sea, or getting up at the crack of dawn and giving thanks to the inventor of air conditioning! As the tourism and aerospace industries can attest, summer is peak travel […]

Data Protection for Species at Risk

Is this animal privacy, or a new beast of information ethics? For those interested in researching habits of aquatic life, following aviary migration or getting further insight into land animal movement patterns, now’s an excellent time to be a part of the field. With current technology including geolocation trackers, drones and satellite surveillance, we can […]

Concerned About Your ISP Privacy in the United States?

Four Privacy Protecting Measures. The Federal Communications Commission’s stance on privacy is changing: on March 28th, with a 215-205 vote the order passed through congress, and is now expecting to be signed and stamped by President Donald Trump to do away with the laws previously passed last October. The privacy laws, approved of by the […]

Geolocation Data Tracking: What Are the Privacy Risks?

Your Location Is Being Monitored Your phone, car, and numerous other connected devices are tracking you; what’s the harm? Once a luxury and now a connected default, we live in a world where business and government can know where we are at any given time and where we’ve been; so long as we’re allowing that […]

Three Resolutions for Your Business or Startup Information in the New Year

There’s nothing like that refreshed feeling that takes over in January. New month, new year, new hopes and new plans. Gym membership lists prosper from the annual goals of getting more exercise, while retail chains clean up from post-boxing day chaos and order in roses and chocolate for February. In the office world, January means […]

7 Ways the Information Landscape Changed in 2016

How the world of information has changed in 2016 Dear 2016: don’t take it personally, but I’m really, really glad you’re coming to a close. That seems to be the sentiment with many friends and colleagues as we discuss the end of the year. It’s not that 2016 has been all bad, but it’s certainly […]

I See What You Said There: How Killing Privacy Threatens Free Speech

From the outside, privacy and free speech might appear two very different beasts: after all, free speech is the right to communicate to the public about views, faith, opinions and thoughts without fear of government arrest or worse. Privacy, by contrast, is the right to sit back quietly : to worship, read, write, speak with […]