‘Bringing it all together’ – Nov 17

  • In true ‘saving it to the end’ style, it seems only after many long-term duties had been achieved that the earlier goal of ‘bringing things together’ is finally being achieved. While I had been involved in numerous activities in 2017, it (again) seems that only till after October’s end (Halloween?)) that most of my ‘checklist’ has been completed can I honestly reflect. Here’s a sample of some of the images I have / plan to use by the end of 2017: (Circus – Politics; Apple Watch – eBay; Halloween – shared posts with @ChildCareInfo_; Icerberg image – used in posts of; #HarveyWeinstein – #sexualharassment etc Iceberg moment in Hollywood)

Images: (L-R, T-D) Circus – Politics; Apple Watch – eBay; Halloween – shared posts with @ChildCareInfo; Icerberg image – used in posts of; #HarveyWeinstein – #sexualharassment etc Iceberg moment in Hollywood

If PRISM doesn’t freak you out about cloud computing, maybe it should, says privacy expert

PRISM is a start, which this article begins with…

Gigaom

The PRISM data collection controversy should give businesses pause about adopting cloud computing, a data privacy expert told the U.K.’s House of Commons on Friday.

map of europeDuring a debate, Caspar Bowden, an independent data privacy consultant, said that the U.K. is “extremely exposed” because of the government’s close ties with the U.S. National Security Agency, according to this Techworld report. The agency gathers information (or metadata) about non-U.S. citizens from large American tech companies including Google(s goog) and Microsoft(s msft), a practice we know about because of Edward Snowden’s disclosures, although frankly the scope of NSA data collection was already tipped more than a year ago by three agency whistle blowers.

The issue was exacerbated by reports that Britain’s own Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) has been tapping fiber-optic cable traffic and collecting data in a program code-named Tempora for the last year and a half, according to The Guardian. 

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