Privacy and Surveillance

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by Eden Solarik – Date: August 5, 2022 @1:19 pm

Connected objects and devices (aka the Internet of Things) are on the rise.[1] You probably have encountered an IoT object if you own a smartwatch or fitness tracker, or have a smart assistant like a Google Home. While these can be helpful gadgets, we suggest making some considerations before purchasing a smart object—check out what […]

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by Karen McInnes – Date: June 22, 2022 @4:39 am

Guest Post by Karen McInnes What’s up with WhatsApp? You may have noticed increased news coverage on WhatsApp, this post will break down some of the privacy concerns being discussed. This all started in 2014, when WhatsApp was bought by Facebook. Two years later, WhatsApp began sharing user data with Facebook, unless users specifically chose […]

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by Jill Pineau – Date: August 30, 2022 @2:20 pm

The Surveillance Economy: How Amazon Uses Your Alexa Data to Drive Profits Guest Post by Jill Pineau Voice AI assistants collect massive amounts of highly personal user data. Of the corporations that sell these devices – including Google, Apple, Microsoft and Amazon – Amazon’s data harvesting is arguably the most concerning, as the company itself […]

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by Nora Varga – Date: June 1, 2022 @2:19 pm

Green Hosting: One Small Step Towards a Sustainable Future Guest Post by Nora Varga The Internet as a Polluter Did you know that the internet is a major polluter? According to the Web Neutral Project, the internet produces about 2% of global CO2 emissions annually – the same amount as the aviation industry. And if […]

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by Ying Chen – Date: June 1, 2022 @2:19 pm

Don’t Fall Down the Rabbit Hole: The Importance of YouTube Privacy Guest Post by Ying Chen In 2019, Digital Tattoo covered a news story on how YouTube updated its algorithm to make extremist content harder to find after growing criticism that the platform was leading its users towards misleading content, conspiracy theories and radical thought […]

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