Privacy

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By Aleks Krotoski 03/14/2012 - 10:20am Comments
In her new book, Consent of the Networked, Rebecca Mackinnon offers a reality check: "We have a problem,” she writes. “We understand how power works in the physical world, but we do not yet have a clear understanding of how power works in the...
Reflexivity: Why We Must Shape, and Not Be Shaped By, Technology Blog Image
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By Lyndsay Grant 12/31/2012 - 3:10pm Comments
Digital media allow us to produce, collect, organise and interpret more data about our lives than ever before. Our every digital interaction contributes to vast databases of information that index our behaviour from online movie choices to...
Datafication: How the Lens of Data Changes How We See Ourselves Blog Image
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By Lyndsay Grant 12/31/2012 - 3:10pm Comments
Digital media allow us to produce, collect, organise and interpret more data about our lives than ever before. Our every digital interaction contributes to vast databases of information that index our behaviour from online movie choices to...
Datafication: How the Lens of Data Changes How We See Ourselves Blog Image
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By Lyndsay Grant 10/25/2013 - 10:20am Comments
The seduction of ‘Big Data’ lies in its promise of greater knowledge. The large amounts of data created as a by-product of our digital interactions, and the increased computing capacity to analyse it offer the possibility of knowing more about...
Understanding Education through Big Data Blog Image
Lyndsay Grant Profile Picture
By Lyndsay Grant 12/31/2012 - 3:10pm Comments
Digital media allow us to produce, collect, organise and interpret more data about our lives than ever before. Our every digital interaction contributes to vast databases of information that index our behaviour from online movie choices to...
Datafication: How the Lens of Data Changes How We See Ourselves Blog Image
Lyndsay Grant Profile Picture
By Lyndsay Grant 10/25/2013 - 10:20am Comments
The seduction of ‘Big Data’ lies in its promise of greater knowledge. The large amounts of data created as a by-product of our digital interactions, and the increased computing capacity to analyse it offer the possibility of knowing more about...
Understanding Education through Big Data Blog Image
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By danah boyd 03/19/2012 - 9:10am Comments
On Friday, Dharun Ravi -- the Rutgers student whose roommate Tyler Clementi killed himself in a case narrated through the lens of cyberbullying -- was found guilty of privacy invasion, tampering with evidence, and bias intimidation (a hate...
Reflecting on Dharun Ravi's Conviction Blog Image
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By 06/21/2012 - 1:50pm Comments
In recent months, there has been an intense media and policy vortex surrounding the questions of when and how children – especially those under 13 – should gain access to popular online sites like Facebook. The outcome of these cultural and...
Should We Fear Children Accessing Facebook? Blog Image
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By Aleks Krotoski 03/14/2012 - 10:20am Comments
In her new book, Consent of the Networked, Rebecca Mackinnon offers a reality check: "We have a problem,” she writes. “We understand how power works in the physical world, but we do not yet have a clear understanding of how power works in the...
Reflexivity: Why We Must Shape, and Not Be Shaped By, Technology Blog Image
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By danah boyd 03/19/2012 - 9:10am Comments
On Friday, Dharun Ravi -- the Rutgers student whose roommate Tyler Clementi killed himself in a case narrated through the lens of cyberbullying -- was found guilty of privacy invasion, tampering with evidence, and bias intimidation (a hate...
Reflecting on Dharun Ravi's Conviction Blog Image
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By Raquel Recuero 08/27/2010 - 5:35am Comments
Recently, two Brazilian teenagers practicing sexting on Twitcam, became international news. More than 25,000 Twitter users watched the live transmission of the couple’s intimate moments. Copies of the video and screen shots quickly flooded...
Teens, Social Media, and Celebrity: Anatomy of an Incident Blog Image
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By Barry Joseph 06/04/2011 - 9:40am Comments
The National Writing Project has launched a fantastic new web site, Digital Is, to build a community amongst educators exploring how the digital age is changing how we write, share, collaborate, publish and participate in the digital age. More...
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By Doug Belshaw 06/17/2013 - 9:15am Comments
I work for Mozilla. We were one of 86 civil liberties groups that signed an open letter demanding swift access from Congress in the light of recent revelations around NSA surveillance. The website StopWatching.Us has seen a...
Privacy, the NSA and Web Literacies Blog Image
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By Zeynep Tufekci 07/30/2013 - 9:35am Comments
As a scholar of privacy and surveillance as well as political activism in repressive societies where government surveillance has consequences much worse than embarrassment and political derailment, my take away lesson from ex-congressman and...
Digital Activism, Government Surveillance and Anthony Weiner Blog Image
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By danah boyd 08/23/2010 - 7:20am Comments
Carmen and her mother are close.  As far as Carmen's concerned, she has nothing to hide from her mother so she's happy to have her mom as her 'friend' on Facebook.  Of course, Carmen's mom doesn't always understand the social...
Social Steganography: Learning to Hide in Plain Sight Blog Image
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By John Jones 10/13/2011 - 7:45am Comments
The following is a shortened version of a talk I gave at the "Engaging the Public" symposium held at Washington & Jefferson College on Oct. 1. According to Cathy Davidson's Now You See It, 65 percent of students entering school today will...
Digital Literacies for Writing in Social Media Blog Image
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By Doug Belshaw 06/17/2013 - 9:15am Comments
I work for Mozilla. We were one of 86 civil liberties groups that signed an open letter demanding swift access from Congress in the light of recent revelations around NSA surveillance. The website StopWatching.Us has seen a...
Privacy, the NSA and Web Literacies Blog Image
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By John Jones 08/29/2013 - 12:30pm Comments
Across the US, schools are back in session. My university started back last week, and, as I usually do, I spent the first day of class discussing the syllabus, explaining to students my expectations for them and the course. When I do this, I...
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By Barry Joseph 06/04/2011 - 9:40am Comments
The National Writing Project has launched a fantastic new web site, Digital Is, to build a community amongst educators exploring how the digital age is changing how we write, share, collaborate, publish and participate in the digital age. More...
Share, Grow, Do:
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By Whitney Burke 03/08/2013 - 10:35am Comments
Last fall, a New York man rented out his apartment bedroom through Airbnb, a popular website for short-term stays. Unbeknownst to him, he was breaking the law. When he returned to his apartment days later, he was facing more than $40,000 in...
Navigating Privacy and User Rights Issues in an “I Agree” Era  Blog Image