Articles By Donna Lindskog

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Stats Can needs governance of its big data

The head of Statistics Canada, Wayne Smith, resigned on Sept. 16 because he felt he did not have control of...

September 30th, 2016 Donna Lindskog
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Learning about being politically correct from the U.S. election

The American presidential election debates have made political correctness an issue. Though, I have never liked the term “political correctness.”...

August 16th, 2016 Donna Lindskog
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A question of ethics in open designs

Some ethics questions are black and white. Others, like in the case of the power industry who have good intentions to...

July 21st, 2016 Donna Lindskog
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Bitcoins: A danger to IT?

Just because we can do something, should it be done? Satoshi Nakamoto perhaps should have thought about this before inventing...

June 6th, 2016 Donna Lindskog
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The Panama Papers: What does this data breach mean for IT and cybersecurity?

The Panama Papers were released by a hacker who broke into the servers of Mossack Fonseca.  So those papers are stolen...

April 27th, 2016 Donna Lindskog
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Computers will detect our emotions and share that information

As early as this summer there may be movies that adjust their plot depending on what emotions are detected on...

February 29th, 2016 Donna Lindskog
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Precedent needed to be sure private messages stay private

Email and texting may seem private, but we need some legal precedents to be sure. BBC news is reporting that...

February 3rd, 2016 Donna Lindskog
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Apps like Uber need more attention

Uber is an example of a computer app that causes disruption to the economics of a profession. Jon Kay at...

December 14th, 2015 Donna Lindskog
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Should kids have the power to ‘buy it now’?

I was watching a rerun of Dragon’s Den when I heard a young boy make the case for a feature...

November 2nd, 2015 Donna Lindskog
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VW software puts all IT under suspicion

Volkswagen has done the whole IT profession a disservice. The software in their cars has recently been found to give...

September 30th, 2015 Donna Lindskog