It was less than a year ago that a lifetime of music collection went up in smoke. Actually, eyewitness reports suggest that the vinyl did not really go up in smoke so much as it dissolved into a molten bubbly mass for about twenty-four hours, eventually hardening into a shiny black orb. Long-time readers of this blog […]Read more "The data does not lie. I am boring."
It’s always a pleasure to participate in a workshop hosted by BC’s Educational Technology Users Group. This year’s event did not disappoint, and I had the pleasure of attending provocative and thoughtful sessions on maker culture, open educational practice, portfolios, and OER. I’m always struck by how carefully facilitators and speakers prepare their sessions, and […]Read more "Privacy in a Big Data Post-Privacy World"
Now with PRISM shared CC by -Curly- The scope of revelations concerning online spying by government agencies grows with every passing day. Whether or not these allegations come as a surprise to you, it’s clear these practices raise some very complex and troubling questions concerning the state of human rights, of our democracies, of the […]Read more "Narrow-minded questions concerning online privacy…"
Kap Zeal shared CC by sabeth718 I recently came across a transcript of an interview posted by journalist Adrianne Jeffries. She had just published a worthy examination of the emerging practice of banks mining social networking data to calculate credit scores. In the course of her research, she interviewed noted lawyer and free software advocate […]Read more "Pragmatism, zeal, laziness, freedom"