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The EU has a whole team of privacy guys. Where’s someone like that in the US? We do have someone there to monitor privacy breaches that occur as a result of the Homeland Protection Act, but that is just the tip of the iceberg, and well, if he’s appointed by this administration, how are we supposed to trust him?
In July, the Department of Homeland Security exceeded 1,000,000 on the Terrorist Watch list, including Ted Kennedy. Additionally, if you cross the border now, custom agents can copy your hard drive virtually at will; do you really want them to have that photo of your grandmama? And you thought just going through airport security was bad. Well, now is the time to complain. The ACLU have a nifty letter all set to go to your rep in congress. It will only take a secondTweet
America has surpassed Italy, and will soon catch France to become the largest consumer of wine in the world. All that wine has to move miles to get to your glass, and thus leaves behind quite a carbon footprint. Pleasure doesn’t need to leave behind such a brutal wake though. If we could just climb down off our snob-appeal high chair, and embrace such a simple solution, we would be a few steps closer to nirvana.
The Global Oneness Project is “exploring how the radically simple notion of interconnectedness can be lived in our increasingly complex world.” They have a great short film online library covering a series of remarkable projects that are helping to improve our world. You will recognize them from my prior post on The Greenhouse Project. Check them out.Tweet
Yesterday, Wired pointed out one of the more simple inventions of Thomas Edison. And it occurred yesterday 131 years ago. Sure, Alexander Grahm Bell invented the telephone, but the wizard of Menlo Park came up with what we needed to really get the conversation started.