Tuesday, September 2, 2014

What, Like An Actual Camera?

from here

Doing a little double duty here, offering a bit of advice and proposing a new catch phrase:
The problem with smartphones is they're smart enough to betray you
Hopefully people take them both to heart, but definitely the part about being more wary of smartphones.

The Lengths Some People Will Go To

found on the meta picture

Who says privacy is dead? Clearly it's still very important to some people. One wonders if maybe the ends could have been achieved a little easier, though - like perhaps simply swallowing the SIM card or something.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Pervs Everywhere Rejoice

from here

Here's what I learned from living in apartments with thin walls: When it comes to privacy, you get what you give. We can't expect others to respect our privacy if we don't respect the privacy of others.

We All Have A Right To A Secret Identity

tweeted by The Electronic Frontier Foundation

This is one of the more clever privacy fan-signs being held up by cosplayers at DragonCon in support of Project Secret Identity - an effort to raise awareness of how important privacy and anonymity are for free expression. They're still looking for people to participate, either online or in person at DragonCon. Check the site for details.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Don't Let Your Guard Down

from here (source image)

I don't necessarily mean that you should sleep with one eye open, but being completely oblivious to what's going on around you is unlikely to end well.

Presidential Privacy Theatre

tweeted by @noruweijin

thanks to @noruweijin for tweeting this example of Barack Obama pretending to respect Angela Merkel's privacy.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Maybe Vendors Call Them Sophisticated To Justify All Their Research

from here

Could you look yourself in the mirror if you spent gobs of time on something that turned out to be mundane?