Seen in India: Biometric staff tracking systems

While we were travelling around in India earlier this year, I saw lots of interesting, fascinating, curious, and worrying things. At the door of a hotel we were staying in in one city, I saw this biometric 1)Wikipedia article on Biometrics https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biometrics recognition system by a company called Kanoe Systems 2)Kanoe company website http://www.kanoe.com/time-attendance who […]

Concerns about Dept. of Education’s “Primary Online Database”

Digital Rights Ireland Simon McGarr speaks about the Dept. of Education Primary Online Database by Bernard Tyers on Mixcloud The recording can be downloaded for reference. Simon McGarr from Digital Rights Ireland speaks on Drive Time, Irish national radio, about the privacy, and misuse of data concerns with the Department of Educations’ proposed Primary Online […]

Digital Rights Ireland comment on Ireland’s state sanctioned phone and e-mail tapping laws

Digital Rights Ireland Simon McGarr speaks to Today FM about Ireland’s phone and e-mail tapping laws by Bernard Tyers on Mixcloud Digital Rights Ireland’s Simon McGarr has written a good post with thoughts on the FISA-style secret court hearings. It looks like the law falls short of covering “Information society services” such as Google, Facebook, […]

Textsecure: How to represent message transport in message flow?

Here are some thoughts from today about a discussion we had on Twitter about representing a message property in a messaging app UI. I’ve tried to make it as coherent as possible. I may have failed. Hopefully not. What is TextSecure? Textsecure is the excellent SMS and data messaging app 1)Textsecure on Wikipedia from WhisperSystems […]