Note to Self

There's One Way to Actually Fight the Surveillance Machine

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Security technologist Bruce Schneier, author of “Data and Goliath,” says you should stop feeling guilty about skimming the Terms of Service. Get mad instead.

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On The Media

ProPublica's Excellent Investigation of Online Tracking By Retailers

Thursday, June 12, 2014

It's no secret that we're being tracked from place to place on the internet to better market us products. There was a great big initiative by privacy advocates to create a “do not track” option on the internet a couple years ago to address this very issue, but that failed spectacularly. ProPublica’s Julia Angwin, who has reported on privacy and technology for years, has released an investigative report detailing just how creepy it is.

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Good-Looking, With a Great Nose: Nathan the Bloodhound Poised for Victory at Westminster

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Good-looking, and with a great nose.  A man-trailing Bloodhound wins the Hound Group at Westminster.

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NY Hopes Barcode Wristband Will Help Track Disaster Evacuees

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

State officials are creating a new identification system to help monitor the whereabouts of hospital patients and long-term-care residents during natural disasters and other large disruptions.



To Track or Not to Track: The Question Resurfaces

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

A new study raises fresh questions about a familiar issue: Are we giving top students short shrift? Yes, it is the old debate over tracking, and in light of the study's finding that top students "struggle to maintain their elite performance over the years," Room for Debate asks six experts their opinions. Surprisingly, given the ferocity and length of the educational battle, most of them favor some differentiated learning, but with caveats and twists.

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Radio Rookies


Tuesday, April 16, 2002

When Jaimita got bumped up into a more advanced high school program, all the books were brand new and the students listened politely to each other

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