Tag Archives: surveillance

Fatal police shooting in Ann Arbor raises questions… How will the community respond?

A 40-year-old woman was shot and killed by Ann Arbor police last night on the 2000 block of Winewood Avenue, at the home of her boyfriend, where she’d been living for the past several months. The woman, who has yet to be named by the police, was killed just around midnight, shortly after police officers […]

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Are iPhones, social media, selfies and other societal trends fucking up the restaurant business?

My friend Rhonda Crosson, who left a career as a biochemist in Michigan to become a baker in the big apple, recently shared the following from Craigslist NYC. Personally, I suspect it’s fiction, but, as it raises a number of interesting issues concerning how personal technology is impacting the restaurant business, I thought that I’d […]

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The day after The Day We Fight Back Against Mass Surveillance

Yesterday was my birthday, and I took the day off from blogging. I shouldn’t have, as it had been designated an internet-wide day of action against the American surveillance state, but I gave into the temptation, drank a big glass of wine while listening to Marquee Moon, and then crawled into bed with my laptop […]

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My big birthday revelation

[A big thank you to my friends Scott and Sarah who commissioned this drawing of me for my birthday, even if it did allow me to slip out of my blogging responsibilities on the national day of protest against government surveillance.]

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Every cop with a gun should also be outfitted with a video camera

Earlier this week, after an inquest jury essentially vindicated London police officers in the 2011 killing of 29 year old Mark Duggan, authorities announced that, henceforth, some number of London’s 2,300 firearms-carrying officers would begin wearing vest-mounted video cameras. And, as much as I consider myself a privacy advocate, and despise our ever expanding surveillance […]

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