Privacy and Surveillance

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by defne inceoglu – Date: November 5, 2019 @7:25 am

One day in December 2018, in the throes of the tail end of my first semester of graduate school, I examined my iPhone’s Screen Time application. This new iOS app had been introduced not too long ago, just earlier in the year. What I saw left a knot in my stomach. I couldn’t believe it! […]

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by samantha summers – Date: October 30, 2019 @10:54 am

Bryan Short, a former contributor to the Digital Tattoo, spent the last year working for the B.C. Freedom of Information and Privacy Association (F.I.P.A.). During Right to Know Week this year, the UBC iSchool hosted F.I.P.A. for an introductory workshop that teaches the fundamentals of requesting records from public bodies. In this blog post, Bryan […]

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by samantha summers – Date: October 23, 2019 @9:37 am

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by samantha summers – Date: November 4, 2019 @9:32 am

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by Eseohe Ojo – Date: October 16, 2019 @10:08 am

Digital is not just about technology. It’s about how we think! – Hillary Hartley, @hillary This quote by Hillary Hartley from her keynote at the 71st Annual Conference of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) in Winnipeg, Manitoba illustrates the importance of technology, good government and the digital ecosystem to everyone, including students! […]


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