Privacy and Surveillance

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by samantha summers – Date: June 15, 2020 @5:24 pm

These days, it’s almost impossible to go shopping without giving up your phone number or email address. With efforts to eliminate contact during COVID-19, this usually involves having to call them out to the hearing of everyone in the store. We know that it can be difficult to refuse in the polite Canadian climate, so […]

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by samantha summers – Date: June 9, 2020 @5:00 pm

Contact tracing refers to the tracking of the spread of a condition during a pandemic outbreak by keeping tabs on who has the condition and with whom they have come in contact. Historically, this required that affected individuals contact everyone with whom they interacted over a period of time, and all of those people contacting […]

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by Eseohe Ojo – Date: May 20, 2020 @5:20 pm

Guest Post: Deepfake Impact is Real By Hossein Torabi Deepfaking is growing fast and has already gained popularity in social media. According to Cellan-Jones (2019), the number of online deepfake videos has almost doubled in the past nine months, rising from 7964 online videos in December 2018 to 14698 in October 2019.  A lot has […]

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by Eseohe Ojo – Date: May 20, 2020 @5:16 pm

Guest Post: Spying Made Simple: How ‘Stalkerware’ Tools Pose a Growing Online Surveillance Risk by Kaitlyn Simpson In July 2018, libertarian magazine Reason published an article by Declan McCullagh entitled, “To Spy on a Cheating Spouse.” The self-proclaimed magazine of “free minds and free markets,” proudly showcased a how-to guide for spying on partners within […]

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by Eseohe Ojo – Date: May 20, 2020 @11:20 am

Guest Post: The Challenges of Live-Tweeting by Victoria Yang My introduction to live-tweeting occurred in 2013, when I was invited to my very first conference as a teenager. Although this was six years ago, I still remember that the email invitation prominently featured one question: what’s your Twitter handle? Delegates were encouraged to maintain an […]


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