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Data sharing between WhatsApp and Facebook

Data sharing between WhatsApp and Facebook

Data sharing between WhatsApp and Facebook How did it happen? In August of this year, WhatsApp made a change to its privacy policy. The instant messaging service with over a billion users announced that it’s sharing data with its parent company, Facebook. This means that WhatsApp users’ phone numbers, contacts, and even the content of their messages, can now […]

Welcome to the Digital Tattoo

Welcome to the Digital Tattoo

The Project The Digital Tattoo project is designed to encourage thoughtful engagement with the issues and concerns surrounding the internet, privacy, and online identity. It does this by providing resources—including videos, quizzes, and links—that explore various aspects of digital citizenship. The overall goal is to make you more aware of your options when navigating the […]

Taking Control of your Data

Taking Control of your Data

In light of my recent exploration of data collection, surveillance, and analysis with UBC’s Learning Management System, Blackboard Connect, I’ve felt empowered to take further control of the data that exists about me online. Below, I’ve identified two of the larger data mining companies, Google and Facebook, and what you can do retrieve, edit, and delete the […]

Digital Identity Digest (November)

Digital Identity Digest (November)

The future of privacy might be analog technology New smart home devices, which are internet connected devices that are part of the growing Internet of Things, like a WiFi connected teapot, present quite a few privacy concerns. Such devices were used in late October to temporarily bring down the internet in a coordinated attack. They’re relatively unsecure […]