Wash your hands regularly. Keep a social distance from others when out in public. Change your work habits by working from home or wearing a mask… assuming you can continue to work at all. To say COVID-19 has been world-changing is an understatement. The deadly pandemic is a shoo-in for the Times […]
As the clock ticks closer to 2020, a wrap-up of some of the stories that had my blog’s attention this year.
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.
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?
Advances in medical technology are nothing short of phenomenal. However, there’s a critical difference between processing data and making the diagnosis.
Do you worry about how a new technology could invade your privacy in the future? Are you ever concerned that the company you give your data to will use it against you down the road? Have you wondered if it’s time tinfoils hats came back into style? If so, you’re not alone. While innovators assure […]
Worried about how much information your children are sharing in today’s connected world? There’s no question parenting has hit a steep learning curve over the past few years. Parents now face a problem their predecessors never did: protecting, educating and learning to trust children as they grow up within the digital age. There’s a huge […]
By now, you’ve probably heard of Cambridge Analytica and the most recent scandal involving Facebook user data. As huge big data firm that works in behavioural targeting, with ties to both the pro-BritEx movement and Donald Trump’s election campaign, Cambridge Analytica has been exposed for misusing the data of 50+ million Facebook users. While this […]
Fake news, charges of election meddling by foreign propaganda, and now allegations of listening in on conversations made through the chat interface of the platform: face it Facebook, you’re no longer the friendly-go-lucky “connect to friends and family” tech company you were when you started out. Between heavy mining and sale of personal data, combined […]
It has been a hot summer for 2017 so far, and I’m not talking weather. On June 28th, privacy specialists and political commenters were shocked to discover Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and vice chair of the new Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity requested each of the 50 American States of the U.S. […]