Your Online Activity and Who Knows About It
There are individuals who would like to see the government getting involved with the regulation of information on the Internet. The mere thought of such government control conjures up images of more heavily government-controlled countries like China and Iran, however it appears that our own government is already doing its share of information control.
Do we really need more regulation about what can and cannot be viewed online? Many of the current contentious issues relate to privacy concerns such as Facebook's facial recognition technology and Google's cataloging and selling user online habits. Other concerns involve the use of information obtained through geographical tracking on mobile devices. There's good and bad in all of this; the watchword of AccountingWEB blogger Ken Garen is that any legislation relating to the restriction of or the free flow of information on the Internet "cannot, and should not, be handled by a commission with a political agenda."
Prior to this role, Caleb served as the editor of Going Concern since its founding in 2009. During his time as editor, Going Concern quickly became one of the most popular and talked about websites in the accounting profession. He has been named one of Accounting Today's Top 100 Most Influential People every year since 2011 and has been published on numerous websites, including Above the Law, Deadspin, Denver Business Journal, and the Huffington Post.
Caleb is an adjunct professor of journalism the Community College of Denver in Denver, Colorado, where he teaches Internet Media.
Prior to falling bass ackwards into the media business, Caleb spent over five years working in public accounting, with more than three of those years at KPMG. Caleb received a Master of Science in Accounting from Colorado State University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
Caleb spends a lot of time on a bicycle and reading, but never at the same time.