Europe and the Right to be Forgotten

Europe and the Right to be Forgotten

The European Court of Justice has ordered Google to remove Information from their Search Results of anyone who asks. The court’s decision means that individuals can ask Google or other search operators to take down links to web pages that are published by third parties, such as newspapers, containing information …

Lifestreaming Taken Too Far?

As I mentioned recently, I have been experimenting quite a lot lately with the whole “lifestreaming(Tagged with lifestream)”:http://www.michaelkpate.com/tag/lifestream/ concept. But there are limits. bq.God, myBlogLog is creepy. I don’t exactly want people to know what I’m reading.. I don’t share google reader links either. đŸ™‚ – “Eric Rice(God, myBlogLog is …

Age Online

With heightened concerns over sexual predators lurking at so-called social-networking sites, state attorneys general have called for such communities, particularly MySpace, to improve age and identity checks. If only it were so easy, experts say. “We’re all just grasping for solutions,” said Anne Collier, co-author of the forthcoming “MySpace Unraveled: …

Life in a Police State

It seems like it has been a bad couple of weeks to be a library Director. Jackie Griffin of the Berkeley Public Library recently “resigned(Berkeley library rift reaches resolution)”:http://www.orovillemr.com/news/bayarea/ci_3917710 under a settlement agreement with the city. Jo Ann Pinder was “fired(Gwinnett library board fires director)”:http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/gwinnett/stories/0613gwxlibrary.html as Director of the Gwinnett …

Shades of 1984

bq.The U.S. Department of Justice is quietly shopping around the explosive idea of requiring Internet service providers to retain records of their customers’ online activities. Data retention rules could permit police to obtain records of e-mail chatter, Web browsing or chat-room activity months after Internet providers ordinarily would have deleted …

Fingerprints instead of…

Indentification via fingerprints seem to be all the vogue “of late(Biometric DRM)”:http://www.libraryplanet.com/2005/05/19/biometric. And since the story of “Naperville Public Library(Naperville Public Library)”:http://www.naperville-lib.org/, “US Biometrics(US Biometrics)”:http://www.usbiometrics.com/ and their “Fingerprints instead of Library Card(Library card? Check. Fingerprint? Really?)”:http://tinyurl.com/7zer6 plan has been commented on at both “LISNews(Want To Use A Computer? We Need …

Googling for Profit

Did you catch the buzz about how easy it is to use Google to find “unprotected web cameras(People like being a peeping tom from the Internet)”:http://www.geeknewscentral.com/archives/003600.html? It turns out there are some “much less innocuous(Google Hacking Digs Up Sensitive Material)”:http://www.lisnews.com/article.pl?sid=05/02/13/1138206 uses for Google.