You need to read this (Privacy for Humans By Alexandra Ross). The world is changing and YOU need to remain in charge of your life's privacy settings. This book is a helpful guide to both THINK about it...and DO SOMETHING about it.
I found Privacy for Humans to be a nightlight in the darkness; through the use of simple explanations and diagrams, the book suggests the adoption of a "mindfulness" approach and suggests steps you can take to protect yourself.
Rating systems are ubiquitous shortcuts in an information-overloaded society. Movie ratings, ESRB ratings for video games, bond ratings, and crowd-sourced review sites such as Yelp and TripAdvisor all help us parse essential information at-a-glance. While they may occasionally oversimplify, the convenience and relative clarity is well worth it. The ratings provide a point of departure for effective decision making. The mobile apps and websites we use every day could benefit e
Privacy is a choice, but are the apps and websites we’re addicted to really designed to help us exercise that choice? More often than not, it seems that our choices are obscured, privacy policies dense and unread by most users, and default settings far too permissive. Perhaps there are ways to leverage those tactics that keep us liking, sharing, and clicking to help us further protect our data and make informed choices about the personal information we share. What is Product
Many of us interact with technology on a daily basis. We use websites and mobile apps to digest dense streams of information and gain insight into our lives, our friends’ lives, and our community. Unfortunately, very little has been done to clarify the privacy policies we consent to when we use these services. That may be about to change, though, as new developments are underway to help distill privacy disclosures in a visually appealing, easily understandable way. Before we
Unlike the offline world, where we can readily spot shady alleys to avoid and intuit when we’ve drifted into the wrong part of town, the online world is host to many traps which look welcoming and trustworthy. Each user registration form we fill out and app we authorize for download could be a front for a wide range of nefarious entities. A mindless moment with our defenses down can result in identity theft, malware infections, and personal security risks.