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Mathieu Plourde

How I Fell Out of Love with the Internet - 0 views

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    "Join the resistance knowing that you can't be certain whether you're building Skynet or destroying it. Join the resistance knowing that the people who gave up the Internet's backbone thought they were saving the Internet too. Join the resistance knowing that once you unleash strong crypto, it cannot be put back in the bottle. Join the resistance even though some will say it has already failed. Join because you believe there is no fate but what we make."
Mathieu Plourde

Challenges in Giving Consent Online - 0 views

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    "Digital networks, websites, and services are a necessary component of the toolset required to build and utilize digital and media literacies. Appropriate policies, procedures, and guidelines are necessary to protect the developers and administrators of these texts and tools, as well as the users of these spaces. These documents often fail to provide users with the freedom needed to expand their skills, while still creating safe and appropriate boundaries for use of the Internet and all it has to offer."
Mathieu Plourde

diaspora* - 0 views

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    Decentralized open source social networking service. In the wake of G+ shutting down, could be an alternative to Silicon Valley behemoths.
Mathieu Plourde

7 Things You Should Know About GDPR | EDUCAUSE - 0 views

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    "The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) confers numerous rights upon data subjects who are located in the EU, including the "right to be forgotten." It also requires that covered organizations put significant processes and safeguards into place regarding the collection, use, and processing of personal data of data subjects located in the EU. Failure to comply with GDPR can result in an enforcement action and significant financial penalties. Due to both the borderless application of GDPR and the concept of territoriality, the regulation has broad implications for organizations around the globe, including US colleges and universities."
Mathieu Plourde

Wichita Co.: Drastic Change in IT Usage - Story - 0 views

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    "Phones are ringing off the hook for the four-man IT department at the Wichita County courthouse after hundreds of employees discovered Monday their Internet use during work hours is being monitored."
Mathieu Plourde

We 'haven't quite got the formula down' to fight bad behaviour on social media - Arts &... - 0 views

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    ""Why not shame and embarrass others, especially the vulnerable, if there are no negative consequences? If people had a stronger sense that online abuse would be followed by legal or social sanctions, then we surely would have less of it," according to Danielle Keats Citron, law professor at the University of Maryland and author of 2014's Hate Crimes in Cyberspace."
Mathieu Plourde

Privacy Online - 0 views

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    "This video helps students understand the reality of using today's Internet in terms of privacy. It explains how our actions online are tracked and used. It teaches: Why privacy online is different than it is in the real world How nearly everything we do online is documented and analyzed by companies Why our data is important to the success of online companies How our data enables websites to be free What we can do to understand how our data is being used and make choices to protect it."
Mathieu Plourde

Defining digital medicine - 0 views

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    "Digital medicine is poised to transform biomedical research, clinical practice and the commercial sector. Here we introduce a monthly column from R&D/venture creation firm PureTech tracking digital medicine's emergence."
Mathieu Plourde

I'm Terrified of My New TV: Why I'm Scared to Turn This Thing On - And You'd Be, Too | ... - 0 views

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    "More troubling is the microphone. The TV boasts a "voice recognition" feature that allows viewers to control the screen with voice commands. But the service comes with a rather ominous warning: "Please be aware that if your spoken words include personal or other sensitive information, that information will be among the data captured and transmitted to a third party." Got that? Don't say personal or sensitive stuff in front of the TV."
Mathieu Plourde

Pinterest Plans to Help Advertisers Track Performance - 0 views

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    In short, the company is slowly but surely building out an advertising platform, not much different than what other social networks like Facebook or Twitter have. The company's policy says it will be collecting log data, cookie data, and device information. If Pinterest users don't like the idea of being tracked, they can manage their account settings, though it's not clear to what extent this will be effective.
Mathieu Plourde

Privacy technology everyone can use would make us all more secure | Technology | thegua... - 0 views

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    "The time has come to create privacy tools for normal people with a normal level of technical competence. That is to say, all of us"
Mathieu Plourde

Making Ads Better And Giving You More Control - 0 views

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    "When we ask people about our ads, one of the top things they tell us is that they want to see ads that are more relevant to their interests. Today, we learn about your interests primarily from the things you do on Facebook, such as Pages you like. Starting soon in the US, we will also include information from some of the websites and apps you use. This is a type of interest-based advertising, and many companies already do this."
Mathieu Plourde

Privacy (TBD): In the online space, what is private may depend on who you are and where... - 0 views

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    ""Privacy in this online environment is a good placeholder for many other areas of law, areas that have either an international dimension or some cross-disciplinary component," he says. "I think that the exploratory, almost playful approach that we apply in Comparative Online Privacy is helpful for other conversations, too.""
Mathieu Plourde

Reform Government Surveillance - 0 views

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    "We urge the US to take the lead and make reforms that ensure that government surveillance efforts are clearly restricted by law, proportionate to the risks, transparent and subject to independent oversight."
Mathieu Plourde

Behind the "Unlikes:" Understanding Why People Quit Facebook - 0 views

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    Not surprisingly, nearly half of the dropouts said they left because of fears about privacy and ethical concerns about how their personal data would be used. Many did not want their private information sold to advertisers or were worried about unauthorized disclosures to people they didn't know. (Prior studies have found that older people tend to pay more attention to privacy issues than younger users, a trend that was supported by this data.)
Mathieu Plourde

In A Big Data World, Marketers Know Shockingly Little About Us - 0 views

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    "To help consumers understand the data being collected about them, Acxiom just launched a new website called AboutTheData.com. The site allows you to enter some personal information (name, birthdate, etc.) and discover what marketers think about you. Granted, the site is likely also a way for Axciom to build up its reservoir of data, but it's kind of fun to see what the marketing data says about us."
Mathieu Plourde

Keep Your Facebook Friends From Finding Out You Use Tinder - 0 views

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    When you use your Facebook login to sign into a third party mobile app, that app gets to connect with your profile. Using Graph Search, someone can see which apps you've authorized. Sure, this isn't a big deal for things like Yelp or SocialCam or Twitter, but do you really want everyone being able to see that you use Tinder for the occasional casual encounter?
Mathieu Plourde

Are universities collecting too much information? - 0 views

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    "While universities have routinely collected information about students for years - from their family backgrounds to what books they take out of the library - increased computer power and better digital skills now offer the possibility to piece it all together. It could fundamentally change the way institutions operate - as well as raising challenging ethical and privacy issues. "It's almost waste stuff, generated as a by-product of communications, and previously we did nothing with it," says Rob Englebright, programme manager at Jisc, which champions use of digital technologies in education. "Now we can look at it and form patterns.""
Mathieu Plourde

Security Tips for Traveling Abroad - 0 views

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    Here is a collection of institutional and governmental pages related to security and traveling abroad. Information Security or IT offices might consider sharing these tips with faculty, staff, or students planning to travel abroad.
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