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Metadata privacy + other news

Reading Time: 4 minutes How the NSA Can Use Metadata to Predict Your Personality | DefenceOne – Despite assurances that metadata is free of content, new research shows that it can be highly personal. This debate on metadata reminds me of three examples. The first one was by AOL Research, which back then was headed by Dr. Abdur Chowdhury. AOL Research… Continue reading Metadata privacy + other news

Consumer privacy

Reading Time: < 1 minute Comedian Bill Hicks accused marketers of knowing the price of everything and the value of nothing. Consumers behaviour online could be accused of not knowing the price or the value of the implicit and explicit information that they give away. This is something to bear in mind when you use a mobile application or share… Continue reading Consumer privacy

Jeff Jarvis on privacy and publicness

Reading Time: < 1 minute Author Jeff Jarvis on sharing versus privacy. Jarvis talks about the importance of ‘publicness’ to try and balance the privacy debate. Jarvis doesn’t see publicness as the enemy of privacy. Outtakes Privacy concerns usually happens with the changes of norms comes along with technological change Privacy is about feelings in US law, it is different… Continue reading Jeff Jarvis on privacy and publicness