Colin MacKinnon

In this era of fake news, lies, and innuendo, I’ve noticed in the past couple of months that the most frequent and consistent visitors from Russia have mysteriously disappeared.  Closet to Cloud has covered many topics, most of which have had some relationship to privacy, encryption, and issues like the US Fourth Amendment. I may …

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The four corners of the Privacy conversation include:Lower Right – Whistle-blowers like Edward Snowden and Chelsea ManningUpper Right – The Fourth Amendment of the US ConstitutionLower Left –  Legislative and regulatory issues like FCC and HIPAAUpper Left – Big Data:  Big Business So we track these topics with great interest.  In the past six months, …

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More changes from Microsoft for Windows 10.  And if you read between the lines, Microsoft continues to leverage its Surface platform (to compete head-on with Apples Mac graphics machines), its Mobile (see Nokia) smartphone platform, and more importantly its “Store” site for the acquisition of free apps (today) and future apps (for purchase). The importance …

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The privacy is dead conclusion has been drawn and continues still to be drawn as the Internet and its “providers” find more lucrative methods of monetizing their connectivity.  The US Congress and recently elected Trump administration believe that opening the Internet to user tracking will stimulate new business to “Make America Great Again”.  The victims …

Continue reading Is Privacy Dead or Alive in the US? Chapter One.