Dark Patterns: Damaging Privacy Through Design

Dark patterns have been in play for decades. Web use of dark patterns however, is alarming, particularly when personal data and privacy enter the mix.

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Proof Positive: Privacy Is a Valuable Part of Your Security Plans

Want better information security? Add better privacy practices to your organization. The results are in: the GDPR is security's new best friend. The new privacy law made a significant impact on how businesses manage information. Since in force, smart organizations who operate in Europe are paying attention. Aside from avoiding fines for compliance, it turns […]

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Geolocation Data Tracking, Part 2: More Ways Location Matters

Geolocation data is a hot commodity, and many of our devices are allowing us to be tracked. Are you aware of how much that data reveals?

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  • Point. For facial recognition, ‘opt-in’ is the only way it should go. ,
  • Given the sensitivity of the data and inherent issue of false negatives/positives, there are zero reasons why a commercial or social platform should disallow a user’s choice to opt-out of facial recognition. Absolutely none. ,
  • Seeing all the rage against “messing up character arcs” & laughing. The book series has yet to be finished. Of course isn’t going to let them air how the saga actually ends.,
  • Combine this with other articles about Google’s data collection & how some engineers think Google making your decisions is a *good* thing. This stuff gets scarier by the second. ,