Category Archives: Privacy

The Cybersecurity Paradox

– In “Our Neurotic ‘Privacy’ Paradox” by Jennifer Senior, which appeared in The New York Times of May 19, 2019, the reporter makes the following statement: “Resignation [to the loss of privacy] also explains the privacy paradox. It’s a perfectly rational response to a situation in which…

Cyberspace’s Weapons of Mass Deconstruction

– The cyberworld is replete with exhibitionists and voyeurs, facilitated by social-network (or should I say social-engineering) technologies such as those provided by Facebook, Twitter, Google, Instagram, and others. Even seemingly staid news sources seduce the reader with teasers for titles. This…

Business-Technology Alignment

– My doctoral dissertation “The Allocation of Computing Resources in Organizations with Semi-Autonomous Users” and subsequent book “Computer Effectiveness: Bridging the Management-Technology Gap” focused on communications between information technology professionals and business management…

O Privacy, Privacy, Wherefore Art Thou Privacy?

– After you read an article by Louis Menand, with the title “Nowhere to Hide: Why do we care about privacy?” in The New Yorker of June 18, 2018, you come away with the sense that the game is over, and the populace has lost. The article is also available online under the title “Why Do…

Crossing Privacy’s Red Line

– Recent revelations about the exfiltration of the personal data of some 50 million Facebook users and the use of the data by Cambridge Analytica to influence the 2016 presidential election have dominated the news. While I did not anticipate the egregiousness of what may have actually been done, I…