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The Transparent Society: Privacy & Surveillance

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‘Mister Transparency’ on Life After The Sony Hack

There’s something a little sci-fi about the world after the cyberattack on Sony. Hackers brought a multi-national conglomerate to its knees. According to the U.S. government, they were doing the bi…

Transparent Ownership Treaty: Can we reduce disparity without killing market enterprise? David Brin, Marketing, Sayings, Books, Highlights, Libros, Lyrics, Book, Luminizer

The Chief Threat to our Great Experiment: Can we reduce disparity without killing market enterprise?

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The Man Who Predicted Google Glass Forecasts The Near Future

More than 20 years ago, science fiction writer David Brin wrote about "Tru-Vu" goggles, used to surveil and record. It's not unlike Google Glass, which is available to testers today. Brin offers his predictions about how this technology will play out in the next decade.

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Why Privacy Matters

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Snowden, Sousveillance and Social T Cells

==Another look at Snowden== Wired has a long form interview with Edward Snowden: The Most-Wanted Man in the World. A must-read... as far as it goes. Only keep ahold of your ability to parse complexities and contradictions, because my reflex is always to point out aspects that were never raised. I refuse to choose one "side's" purist reflex. So should you. Let's start by stepping waaaaaay back. I speak elsewhere* in terms of social T Cells — preening bachelor males who (in every known…

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The Arrival of Face Recognition Apps… and more transparency news

Face-recognition has reached your smart phone, bringing science fiction closer and also (I expect) a storm of controversy. Nametag, an upcoming app for Android, iOS, and Google Glass, will allow you to photograph strangers and find out who they are -- complete with social networking and online dating profiles. Snap and send a pic to NameTag's server, where it will compare the photo to millions of online records and return with a name, more photos, and social-media profiles, such as Facebook…

The Transparency Amendment: The Under-Appreciated Sixth David Brin, Assertiveness, Science Fiction, Psychology, Appreciation, Knowledge, Author, Highlights, Freedom

The Transparency Amendment: The Under-Appreciated Sixth

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Can We Save Freedom by Hiding? David Brin, Science Fiction, Highlights, Freedom, Technology, Canning, Future, Books, Sci Fi

Can We Save Freedom by Hiding?

== False Trails are… a false trail == Across all my years as an impudent dissenter from mob-think regarding freedom and privacy, one fact has left me boggled, time and again. The way activists and academics and pundits – many of them clearly intelligent and sincere thinkers – leap to make the same mistake, over and over again. The error of technological myopia. Take this example: “…New York University professors Helen Nissenbaum and Finn Brunton have a proposal. In their new book…

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It is the dawning of the age of….

A core lesson for our era. Don't give up on all privacy. Nevertheless -- live and work as if anybody might be watching now, or at a recording that's decrypted and published ten years from now. Always act as if there's a chance what you're doing will be revealed. That's the take-home lesson from... Mr. Transparency on Life After the Sony Hacks: I was interviewed by David S. Cohen in VARIETY — on the implications for a dawning Age of Transparency. Follow that up with a thoughtful rumination…

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Privacy vs Omniveillance

Media discussions of privacy, freedom and the information age are starting to get more interesting, as folks finally start to realize a core truth... that everything eventually leaks. That the reflex of whining and demanding shadows to hide-in will never work. The data we entrust to banks and retail chains? The trade secrets that companies rely on for competitive advantage? The cherished spy programs of our governmental professional protector caste (PPC)? If these do not leak because of…

Citizen Power: Those Cop Cameras: What will happen when both cops and the citizens they stop are armed with cameras, all the time? Cops, Citizen, Science Fiction, Cameras, Highlights, Shit Happens, Sci Fi, Camera, Luminizer

Citizen Power - Part II: Those Cop-Cameras...

Continuing our series on co-veillance, sousveillance and general citizen empowerment, on our streets... last time we discussed our right and ability to use new instrumentalities to expand our ability to view, record and hold others accountable, with the cameras in our pockets. Now -- the other side of this accountability equation. Some ideas seem far-out "scifi"... until suddenly they become mainstream. In the wake of the recent Ferguson, Missouri riots, a petition asking for a "Mike Brown…

Must We Hide Behind Masks? How will we face a world of ubiquitous surveillance? Behind, Masks, Reading, Face, Reading Books, The Face, Faces, Facial, Face Masks

Must we hide behind masks?

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Intelligence whistleblowers assure us that the NSA has not ceased its warrantless mass surveillance. Thomas Drake, American Phone, David Brin, 4th Amendment, Naval Intelligence, Constitutional Law, Security Service, Nsa Surveillance, Inevitable

Check NSA Surveillance with Citizen "Sous-veillance" - Monitoring From Below

We should decide to let our watchdogs see -- technology makes it inevitable anyway -- but also keep our own eyes on them, so we can always yank the leash...

Solving World Debt Through Radical Economic Transparency David Brin, Debt, World, Science Fiction, Books, Highlights, Technology, Future, Sci Fi

Solving World Debt Through Radical Economic Transparency

A Way Out of the World Debt Spiral? My own debt exit strategy to Save Capitalism with Radical Transparency is likely to be the simplest, easiest and most effective you'll find... and thus it is the very least likely to be tried, since it would sharply reduce the power of the most-mighty. No, it isn't particularly radical. In fact, the concept might be called "conservative" in its fundamental ethos and judged by the writings of Adam Smith. The notion does not entail any particular campaign of…

A blue ribbon panel recommends fixing NSA: What's cosmetic and what might work David Brin, Blue Ribbon, Fiction, Highlights, Luminizer, Hair Highlights, Highlight, Fiction Writing, Science Fiction

A blue ribbon panel recommends fixing NSA: What's cosmetic and what might work

In the wake of Edward Snowden's revelations about the U.S. Intelligence Community -- and the subsequent storm of protest -- President Obama appointed a blue ribbon commission to survey the situation and report back with recommendations. Headed by Richard Clarke, chief counterterrorism adviser on the National Security Council in the Bill Clinton and George W. Bush administrations, it included a lifelong CIA professional and a trio of university professors with experience in both law and…