Privacy and Surveillance

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by Rachael Bradshaw – Date: November 27, 2020 @10:34 am

I recently wrote about how to combat the software fatigue that many students (including myself) are facing this semester. While many people have been writing about “Zoom fatigue” recently, it wasn’t quite covering what I was feeling. “Software fatigue” is a term that I came up with to describe the broader range of frustrations and […]

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by samantha summers – Date: July 8, 2020 @9:36 am

Now that quarantine has been going on for over three months, we at Digital Tattoo thought it would be a good idea to look back over the past few weeks and take stock of how quarantine has impacted our digital identities. For me, this has meant increasing my use of social media almost exponentially. Not […]

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by Eseohe Ojo – Date: July 8, 2020 @9:34 am

One of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and having to move to remote work and study is dealing with information overload and increased screen time. On my iPhone alone, I have gone from an average of 3 hours daily in June 2019 to cutting that in half by the end of 2019/beginning of 2020 […]

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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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