Beyond Identity Theft – Location Theft

Ross Mayfield posits at barcamp there could be a phenomena called location theft.

When talking about this and he shared that this would apparently this already happens with DodgeBall in NYC. The founders of the company would do that so that they would not get swarmed

Poking around I found reference to it but with a different meaning.

Identity Theft Protection from ReliaCredit.

One of the best ways to protect against identity theft is to monitor your protection report. By signing up with a credit monitoring service you will be advised whenever anyone obtains access to you protection report or when new accounts are opened, this provides substantial location theft protection. Any unusual activity or the opening of new accounts or other unauthorized protection inquiries will, raise a red flag and allow you to contact a creditor or other law enforcement agency to stop or prevent any ongoing fraud. Identity theft is a criminal act punishable under federal or state law.

Hunting for the Glory of God

Hunting unto the glory of God also demands that we must have a high measure of ethics. Ethics goes beyond the written hunting regulations. It may be legal, but is it ethical? Hunting on public land gives you the legal right to set your hunting stand wherever you desire. Is it ethical to set your stand at a location you have heard about, where another hunter claims he has seen deer? Unfortunately, I have witnessed what I would call location theft. If we are going to hunt unto the glory of God, we must ask God to grant us a greater understanding of ethical conduct and to practice His ethics.

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Canada Exploring Web Servalance

I often think my country of origin would do things like the following from the Winsor Star:

The federal cabinet will review new legislation this fall that would give police and security agencies vast powers to begin surveillance of the Internet without court authority.

The new measures would allow law-enforcement agents to intercept personal e-mails, text messages and possibly even password-secure websites used for purchasing and financial transactions.

Geist said the version of the legislation that was circulated by the government failed to protect the privacy and legal rights of citizens. It also placed a severe requirement on Internet service providers to hold data and records of Internet and e-mail use by their clients.

He said the draft version allowed police the right to telephone Internet service providers around the clock, and require them to provide records and data on client files within 30 minutes.

I am reminded of the EFF talk from last week at NTEN with the analogy that we would never tolerate the government photo coping and retaining all of our snail mail but some how in the digital realm it is ok.

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Co-Evolutions of Knowledge Networks

I listened to this podcast last night and was surprised to learn that national science foundation is funding the building of a really cool DataWeb. Enjoy…Noshir Contractor at MeshForum 2005

Dr. Contractor presents a multi-theoretical multilevel model of using technologies to understand knowledge and social network organization through the discussion of real-world examples. From the ‘Lovegety’ to Amazon purchase suggestions and beyond, Dr. Contractor outlines the concepts that form the basis of social and knowledge networks.
Those concepts are:

  1. the social network, “it’s not what you know, but who you know”;
  2. the cognitive-social network, “it’s not who you know, it’s who they you think you know”;
  3. the knowledge network, “it’s not who you know, it’s what they think you know”;
  4. the cognitive-knowledge network, “it’s not who you know, it’s what who you know knows.”

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People like Gnomdex so there is BAR Camp

From Marc Canter

Doc and I are doing a panel on the ‘OpenWeb’ so I hope folks come or at least tune-in via webcast or IRC. But the AO conference WILL be propogated by VCs and rich people – and I prefer hanging out with normal people the best.

That’s why I love Gnomedex. I sure hope there’s another one – soon – like at the end of September.

I found this in my list of saved but not posted blog posts. Seems like Marc’s wish is going to come true – BAR Camp is this weekend. I just found out about it from Eugene Kim’s blog (he has been posting some great stuff this past week about wikimania and collaboration patterns). Likely I will go down with Mary and share the demo of i-names sso working on wordpress that I did at DrupalCon in Porland two weeks ago.

TLD Craziness

DESPITE FIERCE CRITICISM from Tim Berners-Lee, the father of the Web, ICANN has decided to go ahead and create a new TLD (Top Level Domain) aimed at mobile phones and other mobile devices.

ICANN hasn’t posted it on their website yet, but according to one of their board members, the .tel top-level domain was approved.” is going to be one of the first domains sold.

Perhaps there is one good thing about xdi – there is one organizational names space @name.