Privacy v. Security: What’s next?

The battle between Apple and the F.B.I. is beginning to carry some of the same drama as the final season of the PBS series, Downton Abbey. After discussing alternatives with Apple and other Silicon Valley tech companies for the past year, F.B.I. Director James … Read More

Late Friday, CNN Tech reported (Feb. 19) that The House Energy and Commerce Committee has invited Apple CEO Tim Cook and F.B.I. Director James Comey “to explain to Congress and the American people the issues at play and how they plan to move forward.” This … Read More

Privacy v. Security

When terrorists Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik were killed by police after they attacked and killed 14 co-workers in San Bernardino, California, the FBI immediately began examining their cell phones to determine if the husband and wife had any connections to ISIS or other terrorists.… Read More

When it comes to privacy and your personal information, the NSA is not the organization we need to worry about the most, data brokers are.

As I discussed on Monday, data brokers are busy compiling detailed profiles not only of your likes and dislikes, but … Read More

Who Really Controls Your Information?

Think the National Security Agency (NSA) is the greatest threat to American’s privacy?

Think again.

The number of data brokers – companies that collect, categorize and sell information about each of us – is mindboggling.

The following story by CBS News 60 Minutes (Mar. 9) … Read More

Last year, NBC News reported that America’s teenagers scoredbelow the international average in math, and only average in science based on a report from a 2012 Program for International Student Assessment.

Fortunately, 1,700 science students from around the country did not have time to … Read More

Revisiting Snowden

Both the New York Times and Britain’s Guardian newspapers offered editorials in support of clemency or plea bargain in the case of NSA leaker Edward Snowden.

“Considering the enormous value of the information he has revealed,” the Times said (Jan. 1), “and the abuses he … Read More