Tag: security

Digitally Literate #197

The privacy paradox Digitally Lit #197 – 5/11/2019 Hi all, my name is Ian O’Byrne and welcome to Digitally Literate. In this newsletter, I try to synthesize what happened this week so you can be digitally literate as well. I posted a couple of things this week: Formative and Summative Assessments – An overview of…

Digitally Literate #194

Getting lost in the crowdDigitally Lit #194 – 4/20/2019 Hi all, my name is Ian O’Byrne and welcome to Digitally Literate. In this newsletter, I try to synthesize what happened this week so you can be digitally literate as well. I posted a couple of things this week: Optimize algorithms to support kids online, not…

Privacy is too big to understand

As part of his Privacy Project newsletter, Charlie Warner talks about the challenges of defining and discussing privacy in current contexts. “Privacy” is an impoverished word — far too small a word to describe what we talk about when we talk about the mining, transmission, storing, buying, selling, use and misuse of our personal information.…

Digitally Literate #193

Freedom to PressDigitally Lit #193 – 4/13/2019 Hi all, my name is Ian O’Byrne and welcome to Digitally Literate. In this newsletter, I try to synthesize what happened this week so you can be digitally literate as well. I posted a couple of things this week: Screentime has little effect on teenagers’ wellbeing, says study…

Digitally Literate #191

On suffering & surveillanceDigitally Lit #191 – 3/30/2019 Hi all, my name is Ian O’Byrne and welcome to Digitally Literate. In this newsletter, I try to synthesize what happened this week so you can be digitally literate as well. I posted a couple of other things this week: The Technopanic Podcast – My podcast with…

Digitally Literate #190

Hate, fear, and trollingDigitally Lit #190 – 3/23/2019 Hi all, my name is Ian O’Byrne and welcome to Digitally Literate. I’m remixing & rebranding a couple of my digital streams as I continue to think about the signals I create & consume online. I’ll have a post on all of this soon. We still have…

Chuck Palaniuk – Lullaby

Old George Orwell got it backward. Big Brother isn’t watching. He’s singing and dancing. He’s pulling rabbits out of a hat. Big Brother’s busy holding your attention every moment you’re awake. He’s making sure you’re always distracted. He’s making sure you’re fully absorbed. He’s making sure your imagination withers. Until it’s as useful as your…

We’re not safe without information privacy

Larry Sanger, co-founder of Wikipedia, CIO of Everipedia on information privacy in digital spaces. You probably already knew that you don’t have to be criminal, paranoid, or anti-capitalist to be very jealous of your Internet privacy rights. After all, plenty of law-abiding, merely sensibly cautious, capitalism-loving people are freaking out about the way FAANG (Facebook,…

Chris “Cal” Carnahan thread on Twitter

Twitter thread from Chris “Cal” Carnaham about Intercept piece and how to examine and respond.