As a sociological game, social media is not about being an authentic person. It is about trying to become an authentic person in the eyes of your audience -- a moral protagonist.
When you waste my time trying to sell me all kinds of crap or, worse, sucker me into wrecking the security of my computer or bank account, I'm going to do everything in my power to avoid you. And I have.
No, I am not talking about the NSA here. I am referencing an emerging class of location-based marketing companies that rely on a cell phone's Wi-Fi signal and a sensor to track customer habits so they can better market and sell to them.
The take-away, if there is one, is that while the iOS 8 upgrade represents a giant leap forward with regard to what you can do with your smartphone, it also expands your "attackable surface."
Why are people excited about Ello? Because they can't wait to leave Facebook. Why do so many people want off Facebook? That's the problem: Everybody has a different reason.
As U.S. fighter jets streak across the sky in Syria and "boots on the ground" becomes a part of our vocabulary, do any of us truly feel safer? Al-Qaeda, ISIS, Khorasan Group, ISIL... the names and faces of our enemies are growing as our freedoms are shrinking.
It's been a particularly abundant whirlwind several days as one thinks about recent events within pop culture as they intersect with tech.
By raising some of these important questions about data privacy, you will let them know that it's an issue that is a priority for you and should be for school administrators and teachers as well.
Patriarchy makes good use of the issue of privacy. Behind that curtain -- or those elevator doors -- it can still swagger and intimidate and hurt. Then, if the victim refuses to press the case, the state is reluctant to intervene.
Without the ability to use low-cost drones to see well beyond the horizon of earth-bound rangers, preventing wildlife crime will remain almost impossible and eco-guards will continue to wander into lethal fire fights with poachers.
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Data and identity-related crimes are at record levels. Consumers are in uncharted territory, which raises a question: Is it time to do for data breaches and cybersecurity what the nutritional label did for food?
It is precisely because big data is so essential that regulators should thoughtfully pursue policies that allow the global Internet economy to grow responsibly, while taking care not to unnecessarily restrain this growth.
After the recent outbreak of leaked nude celebrity photos, I took to the street to capture the thoughts of the people! Is it okay that these pics were released? Did people look at them anyway? All I know is that dick pics are in high demand.
1. She knows brevity is commanding. While many in her shoes would take advantage of her media platform and have plenty to say about her virtual attackers, her official statement was two sentences.
The privacy and security of location-based apps has become a major concern for smartphone users around the globe. As the CEO of SCRUFF, one of the largest gay dating apps in the world, I take these reports seriously. While there are measures we have taken to protect our community, it's critical that all users understand the benefits and limitations intrinsic to location-based apps.