July 4, 2013

Google “glasses” and privacy

Dear Mr. Page: We are writing to you as data protection authorities to raise questions from a privacy perspective about the development of Google Glass, a type of wearable...

Privacy and data commissioners
July 4, 2013

Ethical armies

Sadly we live in a world where armed conflict affects millions of people. And our ever expanding technoscience advances mean that we are constantly faced with ethical dilemmas no...

July 4, 2013

Fixing the bureaucracy

A retired deputy minister explained to me over breakfast, in no uncertain terms, what was wrong with the Canadian public service. He said, “It is seriously, seriously overstaffed. There...

July 4, 2013

Summer reading for wonks

Is the internet destroying the middle class? Why can’t our governments fix problems? How is it that the UN missions to protect people sometimes become spectators to mass murder?...