Facebook moet adverteerders niet langer de mogelijkheid geven om rassen en etniciteiten te filteren uit doelgroepen voor woningadvertenties. Dat heeft de Black Caucus, een groep van Afro-Amerikaanse senatoren en afgevaardigden in het Amerikaanse Congres, geschreven in een brief aan Facebook-ceo Mark Zuckerberg.
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Based on focus group interviews, we considered how young adults’ attitudes about privacy can be reconciled with their online behavior. The “privacy paradox” suggests that young people claim to care about privacy while simultaneously providing a great deal of personal information through social media. Our interviews revealed that young adults do understand and care about the potential risks associated with disclosing information online and engage in at least some privacy-protective behaviors on social media. However, they feel that once information is shared, it is ultimately out of their control. They attribute this to the opaque practices of institutions, the technological affordances of social media, and the concept of networked privacy, which acknowledges that individuals exist in social contexts where others can and do violate their privacy.
Mensen die in grote steden winkelen, worden gevolgd via het wifi- en bluetoothsignaal van hun telefoon. Gemeenten en bedrijven weten waar je bent, welke route je loopt en hoe lang je ergens bent gebleven.
Veel gebruikers zijn zich niet bewust van de gevolgen van het gebruiken van de hardloop-app, stelt privacy-organisatie Bits of Freedom.
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Last week, the personalised communication group visited New York City for several highly interesting meetings. On Thursday, we met with the research team of Data & Society. Data & Society is a research institute that is focused on social, cultural, and ethical issues arising from data-centric technological development. We talked to several staff members, researchers and fellows about common research interest and possible collaborations.
On Friday, we visited the Privacy Research Group of the Information Law Institute of the New York University (NYU). In this group, students, professors, and professionals who are passionate about exploring, protecting, and understanding privacy in the digital age come together. During an inspiring meeting, we talked about common research interest and issues that are important to personalised communication. This meeting might also lead to possible collaborations.
After meeting NYU, we visited the Facebook location in NYC where we got a tour around the location (for instance, the lab and work spaces).
On Saturday, we participated in the “Unlocking the Black Box Conference“ of the Information Society Project of the Yale Law School. Balázs Bodó gave an excellent presentation about the research project. More specifically, he outlined how ‘the Black Box’ can be investigated and discussed the ethical and legal challenges when conducting research in this area.
We look back on a very interesting, motivating and exciting trip while meeting very inspiring colleagues working on similar topics.