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January 2nd, 2014

Privacy: 2013 and 2014

Privacy was clearly a major topic in 2013.  The ongoing conversations around the world subsequent to Snowden’s revelations have been extensive and on-going.  His recent comments to England on Christmas Day and the recent interview in the Washington Post provoked a lot of commentary at the end of the year. The Center for Internet and […]

 

 

December 18th, 2013

Privacy and Surveillance: Now on to the Supreme Court

The issue of blanket surveillance by the NSA now heads to the Supreme Court.  The powerful ruling by Judge Richard J. Leon of the Federal District Court for the District of Columbia against the blanket surveillance now means that the issue will be argued before the Supreme Court. This will happen as Judge Leon, while […]

 

 

December 7th, 2013

Is Privacy Dead?

The fast and easy answer is yes.  The privacy our parents and grandparents had is no longer.  The privacy we still have in pockets of our lives will not be available to our children and grandchildren. The historical definition of privacy that has existed for centuries no longer exists. In the last seven years I […]

 

 

August 4th, 2013

PRISM and Privacy

In the last column here I wrote about the decline in what used to be called privacy.  The definition of privacy is mutable, ever changing.  What was considered private 100 years ago, even 20 years ago is practically non-existent today.  As I wrote in 2006 before the iPhone and all devices that have followed  “Technology […]

 

 

July 27th, 2013

Privacy and the Two Realities of the Shift Age

Now that PRISM has been revealed, there is and will be significant discussions about personal privacy and government monitoring of personal communications.  There are several levels or developing issues and trends that this very significant revelation triggers for all of us to think about.    Here and in future columns we will look at the major […]

 

 

July 13th, 2010

A Relevant Past Column – Privacy

As a futurist I often feel as though I live in a déjà- vu world. I write about something and then months or years later it occurs or becomes something that is on the minds of a lot of people. This is the first of what may be occasional columns from years past written here […]

 

 

March 19th, 2009

Innovative Products

Last week I wrote about being pleasantly surprised by a short speaking tour of Saskatchewan.  In every other place I have visited in the past three months there has been extreme pessimism and concern about this Great Recession of 2008-2010/11.  In last week’s column I described how three different groups of CEOs, business owners and […]

 

 

December 15th, 2006

Technology Advances, Privacy Declines

One of the trade offs we seem to have accepted during the past 20 years is a loss of privacy.  None of us say we approve of that, but we have embraced technology in such a way that a diminished sense of privacy has occurred.  The portability of storage and computing, as discussed on this […]

 

 

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