This essay is very interesting as it discusses the very problem with the conflict we have today between the desire to feel safe and the risk to our personal privacy… much motivated by our fear… fueled by what we hear, what we see and what we feel. I believe that often what we do maybe influenced by what has become society norms which may not necessarily represent what really makes sense.
An example: I run in the woods each day 40 minutes, my favourite route. I am attacked. Who is at fault? Me for running in the woods or the attacker? Hence is my decision to run on the roads influenced more by 1) that other people may blame me if I am attacked, 2) or by my desire to feel safe?
If you let your children walk by themselves to school, are you more concerned by 1) what could happen to them, 2) or, that you will be blamed if something does happen? Do you think for a moment about their right to walk to school?
Let us jump 20 years into the future and a time when it is becoming the norm to carry a ‘life recorder’ on us…… what is a life recorder? Something we may need to have on us all the time —- in case we need an alibi.
And you maybe wondering what this has to do with information security… absolutely nothing. I just had to share this with my blog readers -particularly the ladies, and guys that feel that they just don’t get the equality they deserve when it comes to fatherhood.
This morning I received the latest edition of Runners World in Sweden. They had a full 3 page review article on pushchairs that have been optimised for those of us that enjoy running… and all of the pictures had proud fathers that had tested these pushchairs — or are they called ‘strollers’ in the US?
Anyhow, summer has arrived again in Sweden, and again the streets are full of guys pushing around their children in pushchairs and loving it! They take -what is their right in Sweden, paternity leave- and take responsibility for their beautiful children whilst the mum is back at work. What a beautiful country this is!
I like this ‘respectful cameras‘ we are going somewhere!
Hi, here is another speaking event for the Information Assurance Advisory Council. If any of my blog readers are there, look forward to seeing you!
Look at what Lauren has discovered on Google, and how they are managing issues when searches return results that are either unexpected or disconcerting. It is encouraging…. and a good indication that Google is aware, and looking for ways to mitigate problems that at the moment appears to be unmanageable. Hats off to Google!
John Ernst wrote some facts OpenID with what is already stored today by our ISP. This is in reply to some OpenID critics e.g. Ralf Bendrath.
I just came across Ralf Bendrath’s blog he has some interesting thoughts on identity and privacy. Latest being in SL and the use of a third-party for verification. I’ve posted a comment.
What do you think about this posting? When will come the day when we pick up the telephone and when the conversation is over, we are not sure if we have spoken to a real person or machine….
lol…. Mark Curphy is rambling again. This time about trees. Trees in France, trees in Canada and trees in London… quite a fun posting actually with some interesting facts.