On Privacy and Why We Should Care… (Part I)

For the last couple of years print and digital media have been exploring the relationship between technology and privacy. The attention is not unwarranted. Privacy is the key concept behind a discussion that is taking place to redefine the 21st century nature of information. “Public” information – corporate info is protected by law – is…

Politics 2.0 and the “Town Hall” Machine

In speaking with a friend last Sunday I found out about a tool that Rob Ford, a front runner in Toronto’s mayoral race, is using in his campaign. It’s an automatic calling device that dials 20,000 homes at the same time. If you pick up the phone, Ford invites you to participate in a telephone…