Review: “Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World” by Bruce Schneier
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Review: “Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World” by Bruce Schneier

By: Christy Quinn: Bruce Schneier, Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Capture Your Data and Control Your World.  New York, NY: W.W. Norton., 2015. Pp. 400. £ 17.99, ISBN: 978-0-393-24481-6. If you’re not familiar with the Information Security community in the IT industry, it’s worth knowing that Bruce Schneier has earned the reputation of a prophet, sage and action hero combined. As a renowned cryptologist and technologist, Schneier has been a leading critic of the US government’s attempts to limit … Continue reading

Interview – Sir David Omand on Iraq, the terrorist threat, and surveillance
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Interview – Sir David Omand on Iraq, the terrorist threat, and surveillance

Interview by Lee Watkins: Sir David Omand, former Director of GCHQ, on the current security climate and the recent IPT rulings on GCHQ’s information gathering.  *** Besides your role as Director of GCHQ from 1996-1997, what are other highlights from your career? I was Principal Private Secretary to the Defence Secretary during the Falklands War. … Continue reading

Deconstructing the panopticon
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Deconstructing the panopticon

By Andreas Haggman: Surveillance is always a contentious issue. Whether in the physical realm (CCTV cameras) or digital realm (phone tapping, electronic snooping), proponents and opponents trade blows over arguments of necessity and efficacy versus invasion of privacy and erosion of liberty. While there are no clear-cut answers as to the ethical and practical utility … Continue reading