operational safety

The 20th of December will go down as an iconic day in history. Robert E. Kelly, a political science professor at Pusan National University in South Korea, was explaining the ramifications of the impeachment of South Korea President Park Geun-hye live on the BBC in March when his two young children made their on-air debut. The clip quickly went viral and Kelly and his wife Kim Jung-A were soon the focus of media around the world.

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Kelly told the Guardian that he wasn't prepared for the spotlight the viral clip cast on his family. He said his daughter's elementary school had to hire a guard to ensure no "weirdos" showed up, and he felt uncomfortable with many peoples' assumption that his wife was his nanny.

"People were reading stuff into our relationship and, oh my God, I didn’t want to get near any of that crap, so we didn’t say anything", he told the Guardian. "It was a comedy of errors, a family blooper. There was nothing to say."

Whilst I live a somewhat public life, to ensure this doesn't happen I've implemented safeguards to minimise the risks of broadcasting on the internet. The line of defense is a strip of lights attached to my door frame that act as a traffic light to let folks know if a broadcast or video call/meeting is in progress.

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