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Category: digital privacy

Robotics | IoT

Is Anything Ever ‘Forgotten’ Online?

When someone types your name into Google, suppose the first link points to a newspaper article about you going bankrupt 15 years ago, or to a YouTube video of you smoking cigarettes 20 years ago, or simply a webpage that includes personal information such as your current home address, your birth date, or your Social Security number. What can you do — besides cry? Unlike those living the United States, Europeans actually have some recourse. The… read more

Why Edward Snowden Showed Up to CES as a Robot, and What He Had to Say

While technologies such as smartphones, the internet, and social networks offer opportunities for more direct social action than ever before—they also amplify the power and impact of governmental institutions, political… read more
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These Robots Steal and Share Your Data Because You Let Them

A new art installations explore the ways that innocuous seeming web activities relate to your data privacy.
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6 DIY Projects to Protect Your Digital Privacy

Cellphone snooping. Network surveillance. Face recognition technology. As the gadgets we search, watch, and read become more able to watch us back, Makers are finding clever ways to guard their digital privacy and maintain anonymity online. Here are a …

When the Toaster Shares Your Data With the Refrigerator, the Bathroom Scale, and Tech Firms

Your toaster will soon talk to your toothbrush and your bathroom scale. They will all have a direct line to your car and to the health sensors in your smartphone…. read more
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