Privacy Archives

RFID Privacy
RFID privacy concerns are largely overblown. Companies are already drowing in data. and turning that data into useful information is a lot harder than it sounds. Companies, governments, and individuals already have far easier and more effective ways of gathering information about you than RFID can provide.
December 23, 2003 - 426 words, 3 comments

Web bug education
The anti-Web bug initiative will be ignored by unscrupulous marketers, but it will also serve to educate everyone else.
November 26, 2002 - 251 words, 2 comments

Java Spyware
RedSheriff may be tracking your activities on the Web. Their tracking applet is present on many Web sites and is installed without your knowledge or permission.
November 6, 2002 - 362 words, 46 comments

DoubleClick's privacy settlement
A quick overview of the events leading to DoubleClick’s privacy settlement.
September 2, 2002 - 104 words,

Comcast stops tracking
washingtonpost.com | Comcast: Will Stop Tracking Users: "Comcast Corp. pledged Wednesday to immediately stop recording...
February 13, 2002 - 29 words, 1 comment

Nationwide Do Not Call List
Lawmakers consider a nationwide telemarketing opt-out list.
January 22, 2002 - 33 words, 7 comments

Patent Privacy?
David Reed at SATN suggests patenting the use of private data: "Let’s file patents on...
January 14, 2002 - 47 words,

Opt-Out Cookies
Some advertising and tracking networks have opt-out systems where you can store a cookie on...
January 10, 2002 - 53 words,

More telemarketing protection
A new law in California (where I live) allows people to have their names placed...
January 5, 2002 - 67 words,

DMA Opt-Out
You can also add yourself to the opt-out lists that are maintained by the Direct...
January 5, 2002 - 106 words,

Junk mail madness
I opened the mailbox today to find two items. One was a bill for my...
January 5, 2002 - 261 words,

Freedom
One thing I am thankful for is our freedom as Americans. But in the wake...
November 22, 2001 - 75 words,

Recently

Assumptions and project planning (Feb 18)
When your assumptions change, it's reasonable that your project plans and needs change as well. But too many managers are afraid to go back and re-work a plan that they've already agreed to.
Feature voting is harmful to your product (Feb 7)
There's a lot of problems with using feature voting to drive your product.
Encouraging 1:1s from other managers in your organization (Jan 4)
If you’re managing other managers, encourage them to hold their own 1:1s. It’s such an important tool for managing and leading that everyone needs to be holding them.
One on One Meetings - a collection of posts about 1:1s (Jan 2)
A collection of all my writing on 1:1s
Are 1:1s confidential? (Jan 2)
Is the discussion that occurs in a 1:1 confidential, even if no agreed in the meeting to keep it so?
Skip-level 1:1s are your hidden superpower (Jan 1)
Holding 1:1s with peers and with people far below you on the reporting chain will open your eyes up to what’s really going on in your business.
Do you need a 1:1 if you’re regularly communicating with your team? (Dec 28)
You’re simply not having deep meaningful conversation about the process of work in hallway conversations or in your chat apps.
What agenda items should a manager bring to a 1:1? (Dec 23)
At least 80% of a 1:1 agenda should be driven by your report, but if you also to use this time to work on things with them, then you’ll have better meetings.

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