Tag Archives: Privacy Issues

Affordable Care Act: The Problems Keep Mounting… (Part 2)

The problems with the Affordable Care Act are becoming increasingly ubiquitous to the point that it has become a hot topic this holiday weekend. Case in fact, the November 29th Hardball documentary with Chris Matthews (2013): The Right’s Fight to Take Down Obamacare, which highlights attempts to not only derail the Affordable Care Act, but to distort and exaggerate the […]

Is There a Deontological Approach to Privacy Issues?

The word deontology derives from the Greek words for duty (deon) and science (or study) of (logos). Essentially, this post will be addressing how ethics (or one’s duty of embracing that which is right) are entwined with privacy issues and their implications with today’s technological advances. The October 24, 2013, article published by CNN entitled Germany’s […]

Bionic Man Hollywood Hype? Or New Millenium Technology?

As I was about to post this blog, I received an email from one of my classmates announcing their newest post entitled Sci-fi is Here in a Living Robot. Could Robot Soldiers Be Next?.  As this is a “hot new topic”, I decided that my best course of action would be share this blog which […]

Avant-Garde Mind Control—Miracle or Unethical Infiltration of Personal Privacy?

In keeping with the theme of  last week’s blog on new and innovative high tech platforms, I came across an article entitled Darth Vader eat your heart out: Researcher Controls a Colleague’s Hand by  Channelling His Brain Signals Through the INTERNET written by Ellie Zolfagharifard (2013), which certainly highlights the sci-fi techno-fantasy of potentially finding cures to some of the […]

Is It Easier for Hackers to Invade the Privacy of One’s Home Without Being Caught?

As I was researching for my presentation on privacy issues, I came across an interesting article entitled, How the FBI Found Miss Teen USA’s Webcam Spy (Anderson, 2013). Espionage tactics are infiltrating the everyday lives of so many, that even the most unsuspecting, vulnerable victims fall prey to the voracious appetites of cyber-stalking peeping-toms. I for […]

User Privacy — Why the Delay With Compliancy?

The September 18, 2013 article by Stephen Shankland, published on the CNET News website, “Advertiser Group: Do Not Track Web Privacy Effort is Dead“, addresses the monitoring issues on how users do not want their information tracked. I began to ponder why, after two years in the making, it is taking so long to develop a compliance policy that protects the […]