Of course, this seems like

Of course, this seems like a real good idea when I have my shit together, but when I don’t….
I’m still stubbornly, doggedly, trying to learn something from the replication of family-of-origin patterns in this family. But it sure ain’t easy.
There’s been a court ruling on privacy (wouldn’t you know) that probably won’t hold up (free speech) about a dude (who seems scummy so I won’t use his name) sharing private info on the web about a former girlfriend: Judge orders name taken off website. Today I remembered another story about weblog theft….something I got via email? No, it was in one of my student’s papers….(not that I want to invest much energy in prevention (seems like there are better things to do), but it made me wonder if I ought to post a copyright symbol somewhere on the new, revamped version whenever it’s ready. A policy decision. 🙂 It also seems I read somewhere, quite some time ago, that once something is posted publicly on the web it qualifies for a sort of automatic copyright?
I tried to find something in blogs on theft and came up with The problem with identity theft from Feb 25, 02, but the archives seem to be gone. Jason looks like a progressive programmer type….there’s a subjective judgement for ya!
The other wild thing I read today has to do with surveillance 24/7. “The embryonic LifeLog program would dump everything an individual does into a giant database: every e-mail sent or received, every picture taken, every Web page surfed, every phone call made, every TV show watched, every magazine read. All of this — and more — would combine with information gleaned from a variety of sources: a GPS transmitter to keep tabs on where that person went, audio-visual sensors to capture what he or she sees or says, and biomedical monitors to keep track of the individual’s health,” reporter Noah Shachtman wrote on May 20. The biomedical monitors are what caught my attention the most – similar to my image of brainwave neurotransmitters to record emotional and intellectual activity during problematic moments. (I’m pretty sure I didn’t confess to many that I intended to apply for the Department of Homeland Security Fellowship Grant, but I missed the deadline by days – too swamped at the end of the semester.)
I tracked this through The Washington Post’s Filter column.

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