The world is populated with people who are more concerned about what others are doing than what is going on in their own families. They are known as a busybody, meddler, marplot, buttinsky, nosy parker, yenta, snoop etc., you get the point. A certain class of these people will also imagine that they are smarter … Continue reading Masterminds!
As long as things continue in the US as they are, especially in light of the IRS, NSA scandals, the intrusive, massive surveillance programs, and increasing taxes more people will renounce their citizenship as noted here. People want to be free and remain free. Frankly, I don't want the government to protect me against low … Continue reading Renunciation & Separation
There is a documentary out on terms and conditions which far too many have simply clicked agree. http://vimeo.com/hyraxfilms/tacmapreview
A friend wanted to withdraw 10k from his bank account to keep the cash on hand because he is concerned about the financial stability of banks especially after what happened in Cyprus. What he found out surprised him but it was something I already knew. The bank didn't have 10k in the vault to give … Continue reading What’s Left of Financial Privacy?
Google is testing a new service Google Mine where you tell them everything you own and like so you can share it with advertisers and thieves your friends. What could go wrong? Next up is Google Panopticon where they record every element of your life from dawn to dusk, cradle to grave so advertisers can … Continue reading Google Mine
Facebook is like a drunk college student who shows up at a party uninvited and when caught rifling the medicine cabinet belches his contempt for you. This article at ZDNet indicates that they have alienated many more users of their service but not quite their customers, (not to be confused with the users). Facebook is … Continue reading Faceblech
Editorial in the Times of India blog. This will impact the bottomline of Facebook, Google, Apple, Microsoft et. al. Large organizations are by their very nature fragile and vulnerable to shocks. It should come as no surprise to anyone that people will question why they are using the services of a company who so willingly … Continue reading Blowback