something to read

Passenger Profiling Violates Rights, Doesn’t Improve Safety Passenger Profiling Violates Rights, Doesn’t Improve Safety“We’re concerned that the Homeland Security Department’s CAPPS II plan sacrifices the privacy and civil liberties of travelers without a logical connection to safety and security,” said EFF Attorney Kevin Bankston. [EFF: Press] [EFF: Press]

I love privacy

If privacy is outlawed, only outlaws will have privacy…. JetBlue Shared Passenger DataThe airline admits it gave 5 million itineraries to a defense contractor last year without passengers’ consent. The contractor bought more personal information on the passengers, including Social Security numbers — for what purpose? By Ryan Singel. [Wired News]

the dalai lama

We were in Bloomington, Indiana this morning for the dedication of the Chamtse Long Temple by the Dalai Lama himself. No electronics here in the VIP tent where we get to be up by the stage with a table of snacks at the back. We’re in the front row too. All of the attending clergy Continue reading the dalai lama

lama in indiana

So we’re off to see the Dalai Lama tomorrow in Bloomington, Indiana. He is dedicating a new temple at the Tibetan Cultural Center there. We have tickets. We need to get there early in the morning to go through security. I guess it’s not easy being the 14th incarnation of the Bodhisattva of Mercy any Continue reading lama in indiana