Dividual Privacy

“As procedural data due process tells us, we need to build into privacy’s conceptual foundation a recognition that we all expect different types of privacy in different contexts — even if those contexts are algorithmically produced” (p. 234) –We Are Data, John Cheney-Lippold Privacy policies have always been something that has interested me, because we essentially […]

Your privacy is important to us

Has anyone seen the movie Freaky Friday (2003)? That one with Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis? Just watch the first 45 seconds of this clip and bear with me. In addition to posting this because I thought it would be funny to bring up a movie like Freaky Friday in a discussion this important, I also […]

R.I.P. Personal Privacy

As many know, we are now living in an incredibly crucial point in time due to the drastic advancements in digital technologies that are taking place. With the invention of the internet in the 90s, our society has gradually become more informed and well-connected than it has ever been in the past. That being said, […]

MAYDAY: System Failure

Algorithms maintain a consistent presence within our lives. We constantly encounter them through web searches, ASR devices, and even within our daily jobs. In many ways, algorithms are considered useful and can be considered maps for finishing and processing tasks. What turns useful algorithms into dangerous applications, is when they become embeded into our logical […]

Identity Crisis

  Within the 21st century, technologies have been fused permanently within our daily lives, making it near impossible to imagine a day without simple interaction. Most people use the internet to browse and buy, use their smartphones for maps and games, and within film, we immerse our minds into the story of the screen. When […]

An Argument For Our Identities

I remember back when I was 10 years old, and my parents always gave me the same warnings when I was online – “Don’t tell anyone who you are,” “Don’t give away your real name,” etc. I distinctly remember playing some RuneScape after school(an online game where users enter a magical world, fight monsters, go […]

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For decades, consumers looking for a distraction at dinnertime or a new sitcom to follow were forced to invest in a television set and all the stations that came along with it. Networks benefitted from this form of broadcasting; in splicing on-air programming with ad content, these TV companies were able to generate massive amounts […]