You can check out, but you can never leave

November 16, 2007

Day Five Today is the final day of the sandpit. The mental and physical efforts of the past five days are are 100mins away from soaring like albatross or sinking without a trace. Tension and stakes are high.Two interesting articles have been brought to my attention today, firstly an article (here) around the importance of classification of data. Although this is not necessarily a new concept, it does raise an interesting point of what exactly confidential mean. Personally I think the simpler the better, as to minimise confusion, so I don’t necessarily agree with this article.The second is a US dailytech article (here) that is claims that the NSA as a secret facility that spies on all AT&T Internet traffic. Sure we have all heard of Echelon and the variuos doomsday scenarios, but anyone who has got a least a basic grasp of internetworking knows that this is impossible, and at the very best very difficult.As the song goes…”Last thing I remember, I was running for the door”

Paul

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3 Responses to “You can check out, but you can never leave”

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  2. Ann Says:

    Seems like the right title under which to add this interesting snippet on Facebook and the UK Information Czar…

    Another case of “You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave…”

    Facebook to face data protection probe

    London has very dense FB usage. Depending on what data mining becomes valuable/fashionable in the fullness of time, could this come back to bite as a societal rather than individual issue if the ruling doesn’t go to support the individual’s right to choose?


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