Yearly Archives: 2011

Obstruct First, Ask Questions Later

Perplexed by the latest Washington impasse over the payroll tax cut? Wonder if the Republicans are doing anything other than saying no, just because they can? I am. And so is The Wall Street Journal editorial page, not a place … Continue reading

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We’re Somewhere Between 90th and 99th Percentile. You, I Don’t Know.

Spurred by the imminent closure of the encampment in Boston’s Dewey Square we again debated Occupy Wall Street at coffee this morning. Some of my friends argue that the occupations have been essential to starting a national debate on the … Continue reading

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Non-U.S. View of Workplace Privacy

In the typical U.S. workplace the employer owns the computer network, which it supplies to employees exclusively or primarily for work-related purposes. Employees generally receive little privacy protection in their workplace email and Internet activity. This article from The Privacy … Continue reading

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+-ing Google+

Wired offers an interesting perspective on Why Google+ Pages (Will) Beat Facebook, and Twitter. Google+ Pages are where businesses interact with web denizens on the cutting edge of net technology, and Facebook is where you interact with everyone else. Facebook … Continue reading

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“You are the product . . .”

I’ve made the same point in recent posts but this article is much funnier:  The Truth About Facebook Privacy–If Zuckerberg Got Real.

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If You Are Totally Shameless You Have Nothing To Be Ashamed Of

Last week in privacy law we discussed Daniel J. Solove’s excellent article “Why Privacy Matters Even If You Have ‘Nothing to Hide.’” Solove addresses the tension between government security-related policies and practices and privacy rights, a tension many resolve by … Continue reading

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Unspoken Agendas

Recently the WSJ conducted a panel discussion about online privacy. Panelist Christopher Soghoian’s perspective on Facebook resonates for me: Although consumers knowingly share information via Facebook, the privacy issues associated with that company are not related to the way consumers … Continue reading

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