Nov 182018
 
2018-11-16    Surveillance Kills Freedom By Killing Experimentation, by Bruce Schneier.  From "The End of Trust".

Bruce Schneier   is an internationally renowned security technologist. He teaches at the Harvard Kennedy School, and serves as special advisor to IBM Security. His new book is called Click Here to Kill Everybody: Security and Survival in a Hyper-Connected World.   Years ago I contacted Bruce Schneier because of Lockheed Martin’s role at Statistics Canada […]

Nov 182018
 

From: Bruce Schneier Sent: November 15, 2018 Crypto-Gram November 15, 2018 by Bruce Schneier CTO, IBM Resilient schneier   AT   schneier.com https://www.schneier.com A free monthly newsletter providing summaries, analyses, insights, and commentaries on security: computer and otherwise. For back issues, or to subscribe, visit Crypto-Gram’s web page. Read this issue on the web These same essays […]

Nov 172018
 

Julian Assange has been charged “under seal” in the US. That means no details of the charge, or even the charge itself, are meant to be known by the public. Vanity Fair, Excerpt: According to The Washington Post, an August 22 filing in an unrelated case mentions Assange twice by name. Arguing that a case […]

Nov 162018
 

the light went on.   I remember what “under the Law” means in the Office of the Privacy Commissioner. (NOTE:  List of RELATED postings at bottom)   There’s a BLIND SPOT that creates confusion.  And down the garden path we go. the word PRIVACY  used in two different contexts has different meaning. If you do not […]

Nov 162018
 

(NOTE:  list of RELATED postings at bottom) by  Bill Curry   Canadians strongly oppose Statistics Canada’s plan to obtain personal banking records – and most would not consent to participating, according to a new Nanos Research survey.   The survey suggests the federal government is on the wrong side of public opinion in its defence […]

Nov 152018
 

= = = = = = = = = =  = = = = = = = RELATED POSTINGS 2018-11-16  the BLIND SPOT in Privacy Commissioner’s investigation of StatsCan (getting personal data from the private sector) 2018-11-13   Canadians strongly oppose Statscan’s plan to obtain the banking records of 500,000 households: poll. Globe & Mail. 2018-11-13  […]

Nov 132018
 

(NOTE:  list of RELATED postings at bottom) Further to:    My reply to “StatsCan plan to scoop customer spending data from banks” I received this: I circulated on facebook the petition against this sharing of personal data from financial institutions.  One response made it clear that people trust Stats Canada a way more than is warranted, […]

Nov 122018
 
2018-11-11  The law that lets Europeans take back their data from big tech companies,  CBS 60 Minutes.

(NOTE:  list of RELATED postings at bottom) Tech companies’ reign over users’ personal data has run largely unchecked in the age of the internet. Europe is seeking to end that with a new law by  Steve Kroft This has not been a great year for big tech; on Wall Street or in Washington. For decades, […]

Nov 122018
 

UPDATES:     (note – list of “RELATED” postings at bottom) 2018-11-16  the BLIND SPOT in Privacy Commissioner’s investigation of StatsCan (getting personal data from the private sector) 2018-11-13   Canadians strongly oppose Statscan’s plan to obtain the banking records of 500,000 households: poll. Globe & Mail. – – – – – – – – – – – […]

Nov 112018
 

(NOTE:  List of RELATED postings at bottom)   https://sencanada.ca/en/newsroom/banc-senate-committee-to-probe-statistics-canada-request-for-canadians-banking-data/ News Release Senate committee to probe Statistics Canada’s request for Canadians’ banking data November 6, 2018 Ottawa – Following confirmation that Statistics Canada intends to compel major financial institutions to provide detailed customer banking information, the Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce announced Monday that it […]