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.
The global pandemic has significantly impacted our lives and raised ethical and privacy concerns for individuals, companies and society as a whole. While the more authoritarian countries such as China and Singapore mandated strict quarantining, social distancing and mask-wearing for citizens early on in the pandemic, the U.S. has relied more heavily on voluntary compliance, which allows for outliers who protest public health measures they feel restrict individual rights and f
The Viking village of Berk, a small town in the fictional world of the animated film How to Train Your Dragon, is frequently the target of attacks by—gasp—dragons! The son of the Viking chief, a young boy named Hiccup, is seen by his father and others as unfit to fight against the onslaught of winged menaces who snatch away valuable livestock and destroy property in their town. To make up for his lack of physical strength and fighting prowess, Hiccup tinkers with gizmos and g
Way back in 2014, when I first started my blog, I wrote about Privacy for Humans – a movement towards human centered use of technology. I expanded on this theme in my 2016 ebook, called Privacy for Humans, which provides tools for mindfully cultivating privacy awareness—tools just as applicable today as they were then. Well, here we are in the future. It’s 2019, and we’ve seen the good, the bad and the ugly in terms of privacy wins and fails. The bad and ugly came in the form
What are the pre-requisites for privacy awareness? Can you be privacy aware without an underlying understanding of the technology you’re using to share your personal information? And beyond the technology, what about the big ethical questions innovation raises? Privacy, like the very platforms and business models in question, is not a standalone issue. It is a part of a complex ecosystem wherein there is give and take, compromises between convenience and our values, and impli
With great power comes the responsibility to discern when and how to use such power. As we enter an age where the stuff of speculative science fiction—specifically Artificial Intelligence (AI)—becomes reality, climbing the mountain “because it’s there” is no longer a sufficient motivational and ethical framework for our future. Artificial Intelligence and Ethics In order to create a future where essential human values such as autonomy and personal privacy remain vital, we mus
Every day we move faster into a future where our reality—from big data analytics to ubiquitous surveillance—appears to outpace the law. If we wish to live in a world which balances the benefits of unimaginably powerful innovations against our right to privacy and what it means to be freely human, we need to have discussions about the ethical implications of these technologies. Fortunately, there are active discussions underway in both the European Union and the United States