I had a tough day yesterday, so was delighted when I found on returning home that Matrix was on the TV…. cool….I don’t watch much TV, so a vegetable evening sounded good… although there was not much of that going on.. the film is quite thought provoking -even second time round, I saw the Matrix once before when it first came out.
Then I was thinking that if the Matrix is our 1st Life, and what we feel is our real life is really our 2nd Life, then this means that SL is really our 3rd Life …..lol 🙂
This is a clear article on the conflict between the DPA and surveillance that is prevalent. The fact is that the Data Protection Act is not strong enough to protect privacy in today’s surveillance society. In this article Dr Chris Pounder proposes 10 universal standards to buttress the Act and create balance whenever there is interference in private and family life.
For my Swedish readers, you may be interested to checkout this community ‘Biblioteksavatarna‘ in Second Life. There are some really good videos here to that introduce the potential of training/learning and provision of services within such a virtual environment. These videos are in English.
Chris Kelly, 36, is the vice president and chief privacy officer of Facebook, a popular social-networking Web site with 28 million active users. He recently answered some questions about security and privacy issues for users of the site. You may find them interesting to see how privacy within the context of social networking is becoming a subject matter in its own right.
Schneier was allowed to board his plane with little difficulty, even though the airline had no idea who he was. In so doing, Schneier demonstrated why the so-called “No Fly” list—the backbone of the airport security system—is, as he puts it, “a complete waste of time.” There’s more in this article.
What do you think about this article (Lack of online privacy can be a bad thing). Should those that update Wikipedia be traceable hence held accountable for their actions?