Let’s shift online privacy from geek to chic. Let’s make privacy a conversation that everyone can understand.

What does Big Tech and a vending machine have in common?

So we bought a vending machine. We bought personal data of nearby residents in New York. And we put that data directly onto the snacks in the vending machine, with recognizable internet branding, right outside Google’s New York headquarters.. And waited to see people’s reactions. Did they care?

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Can digital literacy save the sinking ship?

The war on our personal data and privacy can feel a little like tossing pails of water out of a sinking ship. While we will continue to do our best to keep the ship afloat, younger generations (in fact, all generations) need help from industry leaders, governments and educators to provide a greater focus to improving digital literacy so that as a society, we don’t continue to build boats with holes in them.

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AdBlockers: The good, the bad and the ugly

AdBlockers can be a great tool for improving your overall online browsing experience by blocking (or perhaps more accurately, limiting) the number of advertisements you see online each day. Which brings up an interesting question – do you know (on average) how many advertisements you see a day online?

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Algorithmic Law

It happens to us everyday. Right under (or more accurately; in-front of) our noses. If you use the internet, chances are you have been subjected to an algorithm using your personal data, browsing history and online activity to select the content you see and drive your overall online experience. If you’re at a loss for what you can do about it, don’t worry; you’re not alone. 

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New Year, New Privacy!

It’s 2022, and while early evidence suggests there’s a lot of things not new about this year (cough… Covid…cough) there’s still a chance to make new changes to enhance your online privacy!

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What is zero-party data?

Microsoft has just announced that it has turned to something called “zero-party data” to “promote trust and relevancy in advertising”. Well, the notion of what they are trying to achieve is certainly a solid one, but how does it really stand up against the billing? 

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