CFP: Identity and Identification in a Networked World Graduate Student Symposium

[I am one of the organizers the following graduate student symposium to be held this fall at NYU] CALL FOR PAPERS Identity and Identification in a Networked World: A Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Symposium When: September 29-30, 2006 Where: New York…

Privacy, Web 2.0 and Photographing Strangers – Wired has it Wrong

The rise of camera phones, blogs and photo sharing sites like Flickr means people are frequently taking pictures of complete strangers in public places and posting them on the web. A reader asks Wired magazine if that's a violation of…

Peer Surveillance of Pot Smokers at Farrand Field

University of Colorado police have posted online pictures of 150 people (Internet Archive page) smoking pot on the "420" day celebration and are offering a $50 reward for anyone who can identify them. An interesting plea for peer-based surveillance and…

Advertisers Data-Mining on MySpace

Chris Hoofnagle is attending the Ad:Tech San Francisco conferences on new advertising technologies, where he has found "several trends that have serious privacy implications." Among these is the gathering data from social networking sites like Friendster and Myspace for marketing…

Digital camera plus GPS = Flickr mapping heaven?

I've stumbled across a few blog posts extolling the virtues of having a GPS-enabled digital camera. For example: My wife doesn't want to have to carry around two bulky devices and greatly extend the already considerable time it takes her…

Susan Crawford on “Seeing Privacy”

Susan Crawford has an excellent post that expresses much more intelligently what I've been thinking about lately regarding some of the privacy implications of social networks and other online information services, noting how "social networks are rich minefields for privacy…