Posts Tagged: privacy
Simone Halink – The Non-Transparency Report
Since our lives increasingly take place online we leave behind all sorts of personal data about what we like, what we do and where we are. This might not be of concern to those who claim they have nothing to hide but most of us, though perhaps not as much as those who joined Project [...]
Monetizing privacy – How much does Facebook owe you?
By Peter Olsthoorn The poorest people in the world achieve hardly any physical privacy. They can’t afford it. A billion people enjoy Facebook because it’s free. Which parallel can we draw? Article 12 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights learns us: ‘No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home [...]
British government suggests we are what we tweet, but what does this mean for social network citizens?
Who am I? This question, asked so often, is deceptively profound and intrinsically difficult to answer. But this hasn’t deterred the British government from trying. In a new report titled Future Identities, the government has sought to understand our contemporary expression of the self and, perhaps unsurprisingly, the findings indicate that we are what we tweet (or post, like, [...]
Amsterdam joins the ‘CryptoParty’
The first CryptoParty in Amsterdam took place on the 27th of September, with the second instalment planned for Monday, December 3rd. I sat down with Jurre van Bergen, one of the organizers from Amsterdam’s Hackerspace. He gave me the run-down of Amsterdam’s first party, which was a bit unique. Dialled in via Skype was Cypherpunk’s [...]
The seductive power of Facebook
Since the advent of social media, creating online representations as streams of personal data becomes a dominant social behavior in our contemporary society. On the online stage of Facebook, people are totally caught up in their self-performance and the drive to collect (real-time) information from others, their behaviour effectively influenced, by default invading their privacy. [...]
Debat: De Macht van Facebook – Vriendschap naar de beurs
Door Michelle Oosthuyzen en Marc Stumpel Naar aanleiding van het nieuwe boek van internetjournalist Peter Olsthoorn, De macht van Facebook, werd er op donderdag 26 april in de Waag Society Amsterdam een debat georganiseerd met als doel een kritische blik te werpen op de implicaties van de macht van Facebook als sociaal medium op onze samenleving. [...]
Max Schrems talks about Europe versus Facebook: our way or Mark’s way?
Max Schrems, an Austrian law student and founder of the Europe versus Facebook group, took the stage in the last session of Unlike Us #2 – Social Media Activism and the Critique of Liberation Technology – and told his audience about his ongoing battle for privacy with the social networking giant Facebook. It all started [...]
Anne Helmond and Carolin Gerlitz Explain the Like Economy
Session #4 Software Matters on the second day of Unlike Us #2 gives the floor to Anne Helmond (pictured right) and Carolin Gerlitz (pictured below). They read from their paper “Reworking the Fabric of the Web: The Like Economy”, which focuses on medium specific qualities that organize value and rework the fabric of the web. Facebook, [...]
Seda Gürses and Privacy in Online Social Networks
For session #3 The Private in the Public, Seda Gürses (pictured right), the coordinator of the interdisciplinary project Security and Privacy in Online Social Networks (SPION), was invited to speak about the technological responses to present-day privacy issues. SPION proved to be a very challenging and highly necessary endeavor to reconcile notions of privacy and [...]
Arnold Roosendaal: Who Decides Who I Am Online?
During the third session on March 9th, The Private in the Public, Arnold Roosendaal argued how commercial companies construct our online identities, intruding to the users’ individual autonomy by presetting choices and inclusion/ exclusion mechanisms. Roosendaal stated that, at first sight, all users have to make choices in order to form their online representations. However, [...]