Friday, June 06, 2014

Canadians are stupid*

Do you share too much online?

It's a valid question, because a quick peek at a lot of Facebook timelines and Twitter streams suggests a lot of folks don't know the meaning of "enough".

Canada's ex-top spook seems to agree, and while speaking to a Senate committee last week, he called Canadians "stupid" in how they approach online privacy. John Adams once headed up the Communications Security Establishment Canada, which is responsible for all national electronic intelligence gathering, and is like our version of the NSA. So when he talks, people listen.

But "stupid"? Them's fighting words! So I wrote an article for Yahoo Canada Finance that explores the issue and hopefully gives folks a way to start reducing their exposure.
When sharing becomes ‘too much information’ online
I'm pretty sure the people who should be reading stuff like this are too busy posting about their latest blowup with their deadbeat spouse. But one can always hope they'll eventually get the message.

Will they?

1 comment:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I don't know if they will, Carmi.

But good on you for trying.