[SPORK, STORK] Google love / fear, privacy, "Surveillance Nation"

Gregory Alan Bolcer gbolcer at endeavors.com
Wed Apr 16 16:48:05 PDT 2003

Google founder Sergey Brin says it's (reverse
phone number lookup) a feature of convenience
when asked my Esther Dyson.

BTW, speaking of privacy, yesterday was HIPAA day.  The
first casualty: hospital triage.

Hospital emergency room sign-in sheets can now now longer contain
both the patients name and what's wrong with them as those
two particular pieces of informaton can't be viewable
by other patients who might sign in and also must
be properly destroyed.


Jeff Bone wrote:
> How to survive in a 'Surveillance Nation'
> Patrick Houston,
> Editorial Director, AnchorDesk
> Friday, March 28, 2003
> Last week, I received an e-mail from a much-alarmed former colleague. 
> She forwarded to me a message thread from a similarly alarmed group of 
> her professional peers. "Pat, you need to write about this!!!!" she 
> implored.
> The impetus behind her plea? A Google search result. Her 
> correspondents--a group of about 100 human resources practitioners--were 
> alerting each other to this: When you type a telephone number into 
> Google, it instantaneously returns the number's owners, their home 
> address, and--oh, by the way--a detailed Yahoo map of where they live.
> ----
>     http://www.zdnet.com/anchordesk/stories/story/0,10738,2913143,00.html
> jb

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