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The Problem with Total Surveillance

According to the emails I’ve received just in the past couple of weeks:

I’m actively seeking employment in Pennsylvania
I own rental property in Las Vegas
I have wives and children enrolled in schools in NC, VA and Canada.
I travel back and forth between San Francisco and New Zealand frequently
I frequent some “interesting” dating sites, including at least one that caters to cheating spouses. (Great, thanks to whoever used my email address to sign up for that at the same time my wife is across the country, that doesn’t look odd!!!!)
I am paying for cable internet/TV service for a young lady in Michigan. (Student using their stepfather’s payment info maybe?)
I shop at some online retailers in England.
Now, none of that is true

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Social Media Responsibility and Suicide Contagion

In the wake of Robin Williams death earlier this week, I’ve been thinking a lot about how different people reacted, what they said on social media and this Freakonomics podcast about suicide. The question I keep coming back to is this. If there is a demonstrable increase in the number of suicides after one well-publicized…

We’re not Anti-Social, Quite the Opposite In Fact

We’re still social, technology just changes how we socialize Amen! I still hear from lots of people about how those people on Facebook or Twitter just walk around looking at their phones all day, the world has become so unsocial and unfriendly. BS! #151811593 / gettyimages.com A couple of weeks back I got to spend…

This Week’s Links (weekly)

Improving your eDiscovery Vocabulary is as Easy as 123 tags: MM LitSupport 3 Benefits of a Simple Document Review Coding Layout tags: MM LitSupport Intro to Predictive Coding: Overview & Interpretation of Terminology June 2014 tags: MM LitSupport First the Internet of things, next the industrial Internet tags: MM LitSupport Schneier on Security: Over a…

Google Finds a Predator

Cross posted from the Child Abuse Survivor site The tech world is alive with news that Google has helped locate and charge a predator based on scanning their email for child pornography images. Obviously, this is a case of a stupid criminal, if you’re going to share illegal images, using a cloud service provider that…