Dear readers: I expected some negative fallout from this post and of course I'm getting it. I'd like to make one thing clear: when it comes to rehab, addicts and alcoholics are free to talk about their own recovery. What I object to is the tattling nature of what the Toronto Star has done by speaking to … Continue reading Rob Ford vs. Kevin Donovan: Who Snitched?
Close the blinds. I'd like to talk to you about privacy. If you've ever had yours violated, you'll know the feeling. The warm flush of exposure, like a Panopticon prisoner's, settles in and you internalize the presence of a stern or threatening power. It happened to me when I was mischaracterized by a surgeon who had operated … Continue reading Our Panopticon Media: Snowden and Ford
Why we all need Edward Snowden: In this post, I describe how my family's information was used inappropriately by healthcare professionals in Canada. I look at this in the context of Edward Snowden's revelations and other intrusive data mining. This is a longread at 2,500 words. In a recent op-ed in The New York Times, … Continue reading Why we all need Edward Snowden