Do you remember the time when important events were described by journalists, re-enacted by actors, or retold by witnesses? Lucky snapshots were rare, and viral videos and citizen journalism were alien concepts. Now we are increasingly presented with pictures that give us every angle of an explosion, CCTV cameras catching a meteorite, the incredible [...]
On April 18, 2013, the US House of Representatives passed the Bill H.R. 624, also known as the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA). An earlier version of the bill had been passed already by the US HR, but did not pass the Senate (for earlier analysis of the Bill, see here).
When reading [...]
With the publication today of the first issue of the 10th volume of SCRIPTed – A Journal of Law, Technology & Society, we mark 10 9 years of this open access experiment. Every four months I clear 3 entire days in my schedule to format and upload the excellent content that the hard-working editors send [...]
Imagine a device that records your location at all times, that can be used to take videos and pictures of any event and upload it to social media with little concern for privacy of the subjects.
Were you thinking of Google Glass? I was actually thinking of the worse threat to human privacy ever invented:
Privacy is dead. There is no such thing as privacy. We are all under constant, unending, crushing surveillance.
Depressed? You should be. This is the powerful conclusion reached by security guru Bruce Schneier in this brilliant op-ed for CNN. Schneier writes:
“The Internet is a surveillance state. Whether we admit it to ourselves or [...]
I have read the official 2012 stats from WordPress, they make for some interesting reading. I almost reached the 100k mark, receiving 98,000 visits this year.
Some of the most interesting facts are the most popular articles this year:
These are the posts that got the most views in 2012. You can see all [...]
The new issue of SCRIPTed is now live. Some interesting articles this time round:
The @ngel of the Digital Era Anna Maria Lopez Lopez (website) I believe that we are never alone in this world, real or digital, that´s why I wanted to represent an angel of digital world [...]
Since yesterday, a blog post I wrote about a Facebook privacy hoax has been getting a surprisingly large number of hits, so I assumed that the hoax was making the rounds. It is, but this is a slightly different version. This one is even more laughable than the old one:
In response to the new [...]
The European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) has released a report on the possible implementation of the right to be forgotten. “The right to be forgotten” is one of the elements of the new proposed regulation (January 2012) on data protection of the European Commission. The right allows people to ask for digitally held [...]