Privacy and Surveillance

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by Sheryl Lim – Date: January 21, 2022 @9:12 am

Are your Fitness Trackers Spying on You??? Guest Post by Sheryl Lim  Quantifying and tracking our physical activity, lifestyle, and habits is increasingly conveniently today. Gary Wolf termed this rise in self-tracking the “quantified self” movement [1], where people turn towards numbers to measure and interpret their lives. As wearable fitness trackers such as Fitbits […]

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by Britt Dzioba – Date: January 7, 2022 @10:07 am

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by Britt Dzioba – Date: November 19, 2021 @9:07 am

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by Rachael Bradshaw – Date: December 24, 2021 @9:45 am

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by Rachael Bradshaw – Date: November 5, 2021 @9:50 am

The Revolution Will Not Be Streamed: Digital Activism in the Era of Mass Surveillance by Leila Matte-Kaci On December 4th, 2020, the State Council of France expanded three decrees to widen the scope of police surveillance. [1, 11, 28] French police will now be able to track citizens or groups whose activities indicate that they […]

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