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Health care records: You've gotta be nuts to want your shrink's notes.
Ca: Psychologist’s anonymized peer review notes are the personal information of the patient
By Dissent, June 19, 2010 7:26 am
PIPEDA Case Summary #2009-018
A dispute between a patient and her psychologist resulted in the patient requesting access to the personal information held by that psychologist. Suspecting that information was missing, the patient filed a complaint. The results of the investigation led the Assistant Privacy Commissioner to contemplate the question of what qualifies as truly anonymous data and what can be linked back to an identifiable individual.
The investigation established that a psychologist had not given the complainant access to her “peer review” notes. These notes, which the psychologist used to consult with her peers (she was seeking advice on dealing with the patient), did not name the complainant but did concern the particulars of her case. The psychologist was of the view that the notes did not contain sufficient information to identify the complainant to anyone receiving the information. As the psychologist considered them “anonymized”, she believed that the notes were not the complainant’s personal information and that the complainant had no right of access to them.
Read more on the Privacy Commissioner of Canada’s web site.
“Where did you learn to sniff drugs, Mr. Fido?”
Defendant has burden of showing drug dog is not qualified [Wrong!]
June 18, 2010 by Dissent
John Wesley Hall, Jr. writes:
The CI was corroborated in significant part, and the CI had a good track record, so the stop was justified by that and the fact the registration expired. A drug dog was used on the vehicle, and the defendant has the burden of showing the drug dog was unqualified. United States v. Nguyen, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 59455 (D. Utah June 15, 2010).*
Note: This is just so fundamentally wrong, and I am shocked, shocked that a judge can still be that obtuse in 2010. (See this post from May on the same issue where a federal judge granted a motion to reconsider after applying the wrong burden of proof at the government’s request. “I’m from the government, and I’m here to help you.”)
Let me say it again for the Fourth Amendment impaired in the judiciary and government:
Read more of John’s discussion of this issue on FourthAmendment.com
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Lakers Victory Sets Twitter All-Time Record With 3,085 Tweets Per Second
Twitter has been seeing record numbers of engagement thanks to the World Cup games in South Africa and as a result the network has been going through significant downtime.
… These goals had the highest Tweets-per-second (TPS) count in the 30 seconds after a goal was scored: Japan scores against Cameroon on June 14 in their 1-0 victory (2,940 TPS), Brazil scores their first goal against North Korea in their 2-1 June 14 victory (2,928 TPS) and Mexico ties South Africa in their June 11 game (2,704 TPS).
These numbers from the World Cup were all time records until last night. It appears that basketball fans may be the most voracious Tweets of all because last night’s Lakers win in the deciding game of the NBA Championship set an Twitter all-time record. The Lakers victory generated 3,085 TPS as the game ended. On an average day, Twitter sees about 750 TPS and 65 million total Tweets a day.
(Related) There are ever more Twits...
Latest comScore Stats Show Twitter Growth Is Still Strong
… According to comScore’s numbers Twitter grew from 83.8M unique vistors in April to 90.2M in May worldwide — an increase of 7.6%. By comparison, there was 5.5% growth between March, when Twitter had 79.4M, and April’s 83.8M. To give some perspective, a year ago comScore showed that Twitter had 37.3M million uniques.
Local firm does well...
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Yep, it has a future...
June 18, 2010
Pew Report: The future of cloud computing
The future of cloud computing, by Janna Anderson, Lee Rainie, June 11, 2010
"Technology experts and stakeholders say they expect they will ‘live mostly in the cloud’ in 2020 and not on the desktop, working mostly through cyberspace-based applications accessed through networked devices. This will substantially advance mobile connectivity through smartphones and other internet appliances. Many say there will be a cloud-desktop hybrid. Still, cloud computing has many difficult hurdles to overcome, including concerns tied to the availability of broadband spectrum, the ability of diverse systems to work together, security, privacy, and quality of service."
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PicPick Screen Capture & Image Editor – A Good Thing In A Small Package
. In brief, PicPick includes a basic image editor, color picker, color palette, screen tools like a screen magnifier, screen ruler, protractor, and last but not least, a whiteboard.
… You can copy the installed folder and carry it around on your pen drive. PicPick sits on the System Tray and waits for a call to action.
… You can put up a photo in full screen display and use the whiteboard markers to support your short speech. And you can save it just like a screen capture.