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Who will guard the guards?

Photo by rooReynolds News: Web privacy rules turn poachers into gamekeepers Views: The EU is demanding that users opt in to tracking, while the U.S. Congress seems to want people to have a relatively standard way to opt out. Either

Posted in Noise, Privacy

How to Pop Those Pesky Filter Bubbles

Eli Pariser gave a TED talk in March 2011 urging web users to beware online filter bubbles. It’s not a new set of concepts — personalization is rampant as an ostensibly well-intentioned strategy to help us find the useful bits

Posted in Censorship, Context, Design, UX, Privacy

Participatory surveillance

My personal librarian has submitted the link below for consideration. What? You don’t have your own personal librarian? Gee, I’m sorry. That must really suck. http://www.uic.edu/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/2142 Anyhow, that’s an article in the online info science journal First Monday with the

Posted in IB, Privacy, Rant