All Eyes On You: Cellphone cameras & cyber-shaming

The Montreal Gazette has a feature story on how the combination of cellphone cameras and the World Wide Web has resulting in the rise of "cyber-shaming" - a new kind of public shaming for wrongdoers, from litterbugs and bad drivers…

Cellphone Cameras That Zoom…What would Warren & Brandeis Think?

MIT's Technology Review has a brief article about advances in zoom technology for cellphone cameras. This adds a new dimension to the privacy and surveillance threats cellphone cameras pose. We experienced a major advancement in camera zoom technology around the…

Cyber-shaming, Limited Privacy, and Contextual Integrity

I've been meaning to blog about the discussion at Concurring Opinions regarding the rise of "cyber-shaming" - the act of posting online elements of seemingly private conversations or events that you happened to overhear or witness. Examples include the posting…

Intel Drafts Privacy License for Mobile Device Software

On the heels of Microsoft's recent release of privacy guidelines for software developers, here's an excellent example of another company working with privacy scholars to try to protect end-user privacy when using location-based mobile devices. From ComptuerWorld: Intel Drafts Privacy…

NSA Collecting Data on All Our Phone Calls

USA Today reports that the NSA has been secretly collecting the phone call records of virtually all American citizens who have recently used a phone, using data provided by AT&T, Verizon and BellSouth: The NSA program reaches into homes and…

Sprint Offers Family Locator Cellphone Tracking

Sprint recently launched its Family Locator cellphone tracking program, entering the growing market of GPS-based cellphone surveillance products. Sprint has apparently engaged in value-sensitive design of this service: The child is notified by a text message each time his or…