Posts Categorized: Privacy

Catherine Dyke Marches

Posted by & filed under Catherine, Events, LGBT, Privacy, Vancouver.

Yesterday, I kicked off my Pride weekend1 here in Vancouver by heading to Commercial Drive for the 6th Annual Vancouver Dyke March.2 Sweet. I’ve written recently about why I like the Dyke March: its inclusiveness, the sense of community, the cute girls… but mostly, it’s an opportunity to feel normal without being normalized. Despite popular… Read more »

Blogathon 2009: “Legally, we have to refer to you as Catherine December.”

Posted by & filed under Blogathon 2009, Blogosphere, Brands, Canada, Law, Media, News, Politics, Privacy, Vancouver, Web 2.0.

After hearing Dave Olsen talk a bit about the restrictions being applied — in particular, to the “pedestrian corridors” being established here in Vancouver during the Olympics, I’m concerned about the implications for free speech, as well as the potential for these laws to endure after the Olympics have ended. I’ve been convinced for a long… Read more »

Jack Bauer wouldn’t have stood for that!

Posted by & filed under Brands, Canada, Media, News, Politics, Pop Culture, Privacy.

I thought this was kind of interesting: “RCMP Spied on Tommy Douglas”. I don’t just mean the culture of J. Edgar Hoover-esque agency creepiness that would ultimately lead to the downfall of the RCMP Security Service and the subsequent creation of CSIS, Canada’s modern intelligence agency. (For those of you outside Canada, CSIS is known… Read more »

NY Times on AOL search log leak

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The New York Times describes how they identified a woman from Lilburn, Georgia based on her sort-of/maybe/accidentally leaked-on-purpose-but-it’s-for-researchers– and-also-those-responsible-have-been-sacked AOL search data. They imply that this was due to clever legwork and don’t actually say that she typed in her Social Security number, but there are certainly plenty of examples of searchers who did. And finally,… Read more »