Posts tagged: privacy

TV3 news tonight

TV3 news was laughable tonight if it wasn’t so tragic.

The lead story was the tragic case of Karla Cardno’s biological father being accused of sex offenses, dating from two years after the death of his daughter.

Gary Duffin sought name suppression for himself and his wife saying that the fact he was Karla Cardno’s father would bring undue publicity to his case. The judge turned his application down.

Where did the item play on TV3 news? It was the lead story. Looks like Gary was right.

The third story in a crime ridden bulletin concerned the death of a one year old baby in Rotorua. At the time of publication an occupant in the house had been charged with assault but the results of the autopsy were inconclusive.

But that didn’t stop an overly zealous cameraman and reporter beefing their story up with suggestive imagery.

They identify the house even though they blur the number on the letterbox. For your information is in Edmund Road, near a corner. It’s a 1950′s bungalow built of sandy coloured brick.

Edmund Street, Rotorua

Edmund Street, Rotorua

Then it’s inferred by the camera work that the people inside drink and discard their bottles in the gutter. (That’s the house in the background).

There is no such thing as privacy when it gets in the way of a good story.

Yulia and Glyn

Folk at work directed me to the video on the TV3 website of Yulia and Glyn talking about being stalked by Punkas.com.

I have previously commented on Yulia’s talents, indirectly via a poll that the ‘wonderful’ people of Stuff ran on “who is hotter – Yulia or Hayley?”

Glyn responded to my post, in defence of Yulia, as I would expect. The thing was that I wasn’t casting dispersions on her talent but nevertheless Glyn felt the need to respond.

A lesson for all is that the web is a public place and it behoves those of us who want or seek a profile to be very careful about the information that we give out to the world. Since my post on Yulia, and Glyn’s defence of her, he invited me onto his Plaxo and LinkedIn communities. His Plaxo profile included cellphone details. Why he would make that information public is beyond me…for all he knows I could be a stalker as well.

We should also learn to pick our fights, especially online. The Punkas thread may well have been closed, but now there’s address details for Glyn and Yulia on Under the Radar…once those details are out there they are there for good.

The web is not a place for the naive. You need to protect your profile, and your contact details.

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