A Faustian Bargain

It used to start with a problem, a problem that needed to be solved. In the 16th century, for example, astronomers had difficulty seeing clearly the planets and stars they were observing. So they invented more powerful telescopes. It sounds simple enough; you are faced with a problem and then you devise a solution. Now,... Continue Reading →

You can run, but you can’t hide

When I wrote back in January that 2013 would be the Year of Privacy, never did I imagine that the topic would explode to include government spying. Whilst there might seem to be a tacit acceptance by users that their private data be mined for business benefit (the topic of my previous posts), the debate... Continue Reading →

Privacy (again)

Since I’ve written the previous post on Privacy, I’ve seen this topic come up often in the media. Here’s one from the New Yort Times of 3 March: “Web Privacy Becomes a Business Imperative”, where it shows how “Privacy is no longer just a regulatory headache. Increasingly, Internet companies are pushing each other to prove to... Continue Reading →


There’s been an a huge uproar in the online space when Instagram updated their T&Cs in an alarming direction.   People thought that this allowed Instagram to sell their photos and their private data to brands to advertise on Instagram. Then there were the cynical ones who told off the others that they were too naive,... Continue Reading →

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