Privacy; a Necessity not a Luxury

Posted On September 11, 2010
The year was 1917 and the location was Latvia. A poor and mostly agrarian country in Northern Europe’s Baltic region bordered to the north by Estonia and to the south by Lithuania. My grandparents were children at the time. As the saying goes, “timing is everything,” and theirs could not have been much worse. The […]... Read more

Mexico’s Wealthy Citizens Need Shelter

Posted On September 9, 2010
The year was 1917 and the location was Latvia. A poor and mostly agrarian country in Northern Europe’s Baltic region bordered to the north by Estonia and to the south by Lithuania. My grandparents were children at the time. As the saying goes, “timing is everything,” and theirs could not have been much worse. The […]... Read more

Privacy Violations or Security Measures… You Decide

Posted On June 23, 2009
A small suburb of Philadelphia is making national headlines as it has been dubbed, “the most watched” city in the country. Lancaster, PA is home to some 55,000 residents, yet the city will soon be monitored by more outdoor cameras than larger cities like San Francisco or Boston. An article in the Los Angeles Times […]... Read more

China’s use of software raises Privacy Concerns

Posted On October 6, 2008
The Los Angeles Times recently published an article that really grabbed our attention… “A Canadian researcher has discovered that a Chinese version of Skype software spies of text chats and flags chats containing words such as “Tibet”, “democracy”, and “milk powder”. Both privacy advocates and security experts are concerned that Skype, though presented as a […]... Read more

Beijing Taxis are Rigged for Eavesdropping

Posted On August 6, 2008
From the Wall Street Journal 8/6/08:Tens of thousands of taxi drivers in Beijing have a tool that could become part of China’s all-out security campaign for the Olympic Games. Their vehicles have microphones – installed ostensibly for driver safety – that can be used to listen to passengers remotely. As with digital cameras used in […]... Read more

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