Notes from the Electronic Cottage 6/20/19: Recent Developments

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

On this edition, let’s take a look at recent developments in a couple of areas we have discussed previously on the Electronic Cottage: facial recognition technology use at our borders, and wireless carriers selling real time location data about their customers – that’s us!

Notes from the Electronic Cottage 6/13/19: Summer Redux Panopticon Online

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

Have you ever noticed that you behave a bit differently if you think you’re being watched? If so, you aren’t alone. What does that human tendency mean for the web? Well, it turns out, it may mean dollars and cents, and, as we know, if economics is involved, that tends to get the attention of legislators and businesses. Here’s some empirical evidence that people’s concern about being watched can have economic consequences.

Notes from the Electronic Cottage 6/6/19: Summer Redux Qubits & VR in 2030

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

What would you say is the biggest challenge facing the Web today? There are plenty of candidates but our vote would be – establishing digital identity. Here’s why.

Notes from the Electronic Cottage 5/30/19: Identity Online

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

What would you say is the biggest challenge facing the Web today? There are plenty of candidates but our vote would be – establishing digital identity. Here’s why.

Notes from the Electronic Cottage 5/16/19: Privacy Tools 2019

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

Let’s take a look at some of the privacy tools listed on the www.chooseprivacyeveryday.org web site. Look under Resources on the home page, then under Tools to Protect Privacy. We’ll look at four on that list today: HTTPS Everywhere, Ghostery, Disconnect.me, and Privacy Badger. They can help us to maintain at least a little more personal privacy as we move around the web, and give those who wish to track us everywhere minor conniptions.

 

Notes from the Electronic Cottage 5/9/19: Choose Privacy Week 2019

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

Did you celebrate Choose Privacy Week from May 1-7? If you didn’t, all is not lost. Today, we begin a look at some of the things you might have come across if you had been looking.

Here are the web site addresses mentioned today:
chooseprivacyeveryday.org/
panopticlick.eff.org/

Notes from the Electronic Cottage 5/2/19: Biometric Exit & Reverse Warrants

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

Ever heard of the Biometric Exit program? How about “reverse warrants”? Well, in our current digital world, if you haven’t, you will soon. Here’s why…