It’s My Data, Not Yours Best Friend

I love my friends, I really, really, really do, but sometimes I just want to do the “Leroy Jethro Gibbs” head slap  against their tiny little brains for doing the things they do on the Internets (yes I know it’s misspelled) and even begin to include me in their “mistakes”  of…

Do You Post Too Much on Social Media?

I know this is possible, but its always interesting to remind people they are being too public at times about their daily lives in the open social media world. Comedian Jack Vale finds strangers on social media and confronts them in the street with everything he knows about them. “I…

Discounts Drive US Consumers to Disregard Privacy Concerns

I said it once and I will say it again, we are a “buy-one-get-one-free nation”. We will give away any piece of our Personally Identifiable Information (PII) to get even a minor discount at our favorite clothing or shoes stores.  This includes even the wife of my won youth. –…

Sen. Franken: Does Your Apple Privacy Letter Remind You Of This?

Apparently, Sen. Franken has deep privacy concerns about Apple’s new Touch ID mechanism built into their latest iPhones. Read the full Verge story here. After reading, I tried to recall where I had seen Sen. Franken express prior concerns about appendages?  Ah yes–during his classic interview of my all time…

Prank Call to NSA

A little tongue-in-cheek moment on the heels of this summer’s revelations about the National Security Agency here in the United States having access to citizens data through service providers and other means. This guy accidentally deleted an email from his Gmail account – “hey NSA, can you help me get…