Archive for the 'Privacy' Category

Reasonable Expectations of Privacy are Endangered

Monday, November 12th, 2007

It is coming to this. The government is trying to change cultural expectations relating to privacy. This story is all over, but I originally saw it on Slashdot here. I was watching Fahrenheit 451 on television last week. In it a government fearful of allowing people to read things not controlled by it orders all […]

Signposts on the way to a ‘Brave New World’?

Wednesday, October 10th, 2007

I recently opened a brokerage account for a trust I manage. One of the things that the government is trying to do to combat global terrorism is to require financial intermediaries to “know thy customer”. This in itself makes us less free than we were before. It is a trade-off we must make, and as […]