This is a transcript of Edwin Black’s April 11, 2018 keynote address in the Michigan Capitol Rotunda for that state’s official Holocaust Commemoration. Today, I come not just to mourn nor to scorn but rather to warn our world, that is, the world of today whose memories are still whistling and bristling with the torments and tribulations of a generation now passing before our … [Read more...] about The Challenge of Legacy
Remarks at the 2019 Privacy and Data Governance Congress Calgary, Alberta October 23, 2019 Thank you so much. Hello, bonjour and tansi. Delighted to be with you here today on Treaty 7 land, the traditional home of theSiksika, Kainai, Piikani, Stoney-Nakoda, and Tsuut’ina First Nations and the Metis people. Et je suis fière d’être ici avec vous aujourd’hui. I … [Read more...] about Address by Senator Paula Simons
It happened again, twice in three days, at the annual general meeting of two different regional non-profit groups: Members were told that they can find critical membership information on the group’s Facebook page. How refreshing it was to see someone else stand up and declare, “I don’t use Facebook. Never have. Never will.” After 15 years of the world being told that … [Read more...] about Mommy, Where’s My Photo Going?
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Shopping centers have always been a great place to escape rainy days, too-hot weather, and boredom. They’re also great places for people watching. But now it turns out that shopping centers are the ones watching people. And since nobody knew they were being watched, there was no way to agree — or disagree — to being spied upon. Privacy … [Read more...] about Watching the watchers
How often have you marveled at a child’s cleverness? They quickly catch on to new concepts — whether how to dress their latest doll, ride a bike, or use their parent’s cellphone or tablet. The newfound skills are acquired and honed at the child’s pace, typically with plenty of encouragement but little guidance. Long before many children are taught about online safety they … [Read more...] about Cybercrime is a Growth Industry