Friday, June 14, 2013 | Categories: Episodes
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This week on Spark - a look at the future of work. We'll explore which careers may one day be automated, check out some inventive ideas for how a post-automation economy would work, and talk about why it's time to rethink the resume, hiring, and recruiting in an age of lifelong learning.
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Shortly before the story about PRISM broke, Ron Deibert, Director of the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto, talked about the increasing use of government surveillance online and the so-called "securitization" of cyberspace. You can hear the full interview here.
One important aspect of the CSEC news is the concept of collecting "metadata" - data about the data. Typical examples of communications metadata are things like dates and times of phone calls, who was being called, IP addresses associated with internet activity, and so on. (We don't know what types of metadata CSEC collects). How much can metadata reveal? Back in 2010, we talked to Valdis Krebs about the use of 'network analysis', which makes use of metadata, about the potential, but also the dangers of this kind of analysis.