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Why learning management systems are not going away
Instructors and students need a private place to work online. This came out frequently in the interviews. Instructors wanted to be able to criticize politicians or corporations without fear of reprisal; students wanted to keep stupid comments from going public or wanted to try out ideas without having them spread all over Facebook: password protected LMSs on secure servers provide that protection.
education  privacy 
may 2012 by gnat
It's not just the iPhone, Android stores your location data too
It’s not just the , stores your location data too - but far less: Apple's store a mistake?
iPhone  Android  privacy  from twitter_favs
april 2011 by gnat
GSA signs agreements with Web 2.0 providers -- Federal Computer Week
The General Services Administration has signed agreements with Flickr, YouTube, Vimeo and that make it possible for federal agencies to use new-media tools while meeting their legal requirements, GSA officials announced today.
government  privacy  web2.0 
april 2009 by gnat
Government 2.0 Meets Catch 22 - Bits Blog -
“We have a Facebook page,” said one official of the Department of Homeland Security. “But we don’t allow people to look at Facebook in the office. So we have to go home to use it. I find this bizarre.”
government  web  privacy  policy 
march 2009 by gnat
Check am Flughafen: Scannen bis auf die Haut - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Nachrichten - Reise
what the security people see when you go through one of the new security scanners in airports.
security  privacy  transportation 
october 2008 by gnat
China Channel Firefox Add-on - Experience the censored Chinese internet at home!
"The Firefox add-on China Channel offers internet users outside of China the ability to surf the web as if they were inside mainland China"
web  politics  china  privacy  internet  censorship  ninetonoon 
october 2008 by gnat
U.N. agency eyes curbs on Internet anonymity | Politics and Law - CNET News
UN tech group working on an IP tracing standard, with use case of: "A political opponent to a government publishes articles putting the government in an unfavorable light. The government, having a law against any opposition, tries to identify the source of the negative articles but the articles having been published via a proxy server, is unable to do so protecting the anonymity of the author."
un  security  privacy  internet  politics 
september 2008 by gnat
I’m in Your Google Docs, Reading Your Spreadsheets - Bits - Technology - New York Times Blog
The danger of re-entering email addresses. Of course, this is solved by application integration (OH NO HOW MICROSOFT!) which either forces us all to use gmail (oh fuck NO!) or for all apps to be extensible (aka roll over and lubricate for the insertion of a Google Docs plugin). Is this the future? Is it a Robocop Brazil nightmare or is it ... no wait, there aren't any soft-focus upbeat movies about the future, are there?
google  security  privacy  email  collaboration  social  software 
august 2008 by gnat
Home office measure gives public bodies access to personal emails and texts | UK news | The Guardian
OMFG, this is repugnant. EU wants local councils, health authorities and hundreds of other public bodies to have access to your voice, txt, and Internet traffic. How is this a good thing?
privacy  security  internet  europe  law 
august 2008 by gnat
iPhone LBS in WaPo
if targeted advertising is the mobile phone killer app, i want to put a railroad spike in my head now
mobile  location  business  privacy 
july 2008 by gnat
China's All-Seeing Eye : Rolling Stone
appalling and evil: American companies selling the surveillance state technology to China.
china  america  privacy  rights  democracy  technology 
may 2008 by gnat
Wish I’d seen this « Adam Greenfield’s Speedbird
("this" = Coates+Jones on personal information ubicomp). I hope it was recorded.
ubicomp  design  web2.0  data  privacy 
april 2008 by gnat
Crime cameras not capturing many crimes
when privacy concerns neuter the effectiveness, reducing it to placebos. ubiplacebo?
ubicomp  privacy  society 
april 2008 by gnat
Clive Thompson on Why the Next Civil Rights Battle Will Be Over the Mind
we had focused beam sound at the first Foo Camp. fMRI claims are overhyped (see Mind Hacks). I think the appropriate response to focused beam advertising is using it against the advertiser. Would A&E like "kill! kill!" beamed into their office windows?
advertising  brain  privacy 
april 2008 by gnat
The DNA database | Big, bigger, biggest |
the criminals you can catch from holding DNA are not useful arguments for holding it. You could apply the same argument to simply shooting everyone--you'd kill all the criminals! The question is false positives: how many innocent people are harmed?
economics  bio  privacy 
february 2008 by gnat
Developer Tools and Data Mining Resources - Prosper
"We provide a complete snapshot of all listings, bids, user profiles, groups and loans ever created on Prosper"
data  privacy  apis 
february 2008 by gnat
Startup Plans to Solve Online Identity Theft, But Does Anyone Care?
privacy and security using multiparty cryptography. Interested in learn more.
crypto  security  privacy  startups 
february 2008 by gnat
DeviceGuru » Blog Archive » Robotic fly to descend on New York
Harvard University’s tiny microrobotic fly, hailed by its creators as “the first robotic fly that is able to generate enough thrust to takeoff,” will be showcased at New York’s Museum of Modern Art starting Feb. 24.
privacy  hardware  research  future  trends 
january 2008 by gnat
Keeping It Private On Google Reader
stupid people need this warning: "In a word, if you don't want that "secret" item you've read via Google Reader to spill out in a way that your friends, family, enemies, or anyone can find it, DON'T SHARE IT!"
google  privacy  fucking  obvious 
december 2007 by gnat

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