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The Internet of Things: Super Cool. Absolutely Terrifying.

big brother

“The poster with the enormous face gazed from the wall. It was one of those pictures which are so contrived that the eyes follow you about when you move. BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU, the caption beneath it ran.” Remember this line from the beginning of George Orwell’s 1984? I hope it doesn’t become the unofficial tagline of the burgeoning Internet ...

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Privacy by Design for Data Protection: Useful or Useless?


Privacy by Design (PbD) is a data privacy and protection concept developed by our friendly Canadian neighbors. In general, PbD espouses the embedding of data privacy elements into organizations’ technologies and business practices. The goal is to bake privacy into the data life cycle, thereby foregoing the inefficient ad hoc privacy bolt-ons that we’re all familiar with.  It’s great in theory. ...

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