Q&A: Lufthansa CIO Roland Schütz on Digital Transformation in the Skies – CIO Journal. – WSJ
Deutsche Lufthansa AG is undergoing rapid digital transformation, in part to better leverage an influx of passenger data from smartphones and other devices via the Internet of Things, according to the airline’s chief information officer, Roland Schütz. Source: Q&A: Lufthansa CIO Roland Schütz on Digital Transformation in the Skies – CIO Journal. – WSJ
How much privacy are drivers willing to give up for better car insurance rates?
Insurance giant Allstate has raised eyebrows after being granted patents for a proposed high-tech surveillance system that could track a driver’s every move. The company won patents for technology that, Source: How much privacy are drivers willing to give up for better car insurance rates?
Weeping Angels are now digitally tracking UK shoppers Wired UK
Mannequins are now digitally tracking UK shoppers Wired UK. Okay, so it’s really mannequins, but the Weeping Angels reference really fits since this is a UK article.
Hunting “The Craigslist Killer”
A good article of how Boston Police hunted a killer in the digital age. “Investigators followed the suspect through cell towers, Craigslist accounts, and Internet protocol addresses, right back to his own apartment — culminating in a high-tech stake out and one of the more damning hauls of physical evidence authorities had ever seen.” Read…
The Importance of Maps
From the Economist.
HBR Discusses Privacy and Creepy in the Business Context
Is it simply a matter of adjusting our attitudes by living with a “novel” use of information long enough? Or are we slowly boiling to death? HBR concludes there’s usually a rationale explanation for the creepiness and that it’s not really creepy in the long run. I’m not suer I agree with all of the…
Location Apps Used by Bad People . . . Shocking
The article is a bit alarmist. This issue was identified when kids were connoting to the internet with cameras and immediately be targeted by pedophiles. From a corporate standpoint, location data could enable or contribute to domestic violence, sexual harassment, discrimination, and the provision of confidential information to a competitor. All that being said, it’s…
The US Supreme Court states that law enforcement should obtain a warrant before placing a GPS device on a car to track suspect. The reasoning behind the decision varies from justice to justice and leaving open the details (e.g., how long can the device be there, what crimes can a device be used). The justices…
Government Workers’ Phone Records “Indicate” Time Worked
A highly paid ($360,000) housing inspector’s phone records and those of his assistant (Linda) indicate they were often “working” in Maine and Florida- together. The records indicate he only spent 15 days at his office in 2011 and that he had taken 47 vacations days in 2011- not just 44 days over the past 10…