Privacy and Surveillance

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by Eseohe Ojo – Date: March 30, 2020 @9:22 am

What’s in a Category: Definitions of Authenticity, Transparency, and the Social-Bot by Nicholas Lindsay Lewis After Surveillance Capitalism, Soshana Zuboff’s 2018 magnum opus on data and the platform economy, it is safe to establish two premises. The first, that the process of identifying users is how social media platforms monetize their operations and the second, that […]

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by Eseohe Ojo – Date: March 16, 2020 @9:25 pm

Guest Post: Social Media Lockdown on the Job hunt: Who is to Blame? by Patty Facy It seems as though every millennial who has gone job hunting is aware of the Social Media Lockdown. Close your accounts, hide all mentions of your name, untag yourself from unsavoury photos and content; build a fortress to protect […]

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by Eseohe Ojo – Date: March 3, 2020 @11:17 am

Guest Post: Are Instagram Stories As Safe As You Think? By Priyaa Sathiyaseelan In the year 2006, Time magazine chose the People of the year to be You – to recognize the millions of people who anonymously contribute user-generated content to Wikipedia, YouTube, Facebook, and the multitudes of other websites featuring user contribution. Because without […]

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by samantha summers – Date: January 27, 2020 @7:07 am

After its launch in 2017, video-sharing app TikTok has become one of the world’s most popular apps. Filling the cultural void left by the fall of Vine in 2016, it became beloved by teenagers all over the world almost overnight. Developed by Chinese company ByteDance, the app allows users to upload videos only a few […]

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by Eseohe Ojo – Date: February 18, 2020 @8:47 pm

Guest Post: Look at Me! Look at Me!: Instagramming an Altered Version of Ourselves By Delicia Ansalem Many young people, myself included, rely on social media quite a lot. As a visual platform, it’s easy to share experiences within seconds, sometimes even over-documenting. Overall, a person’s profile and highlights can say a lot about them. […]

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