Tag: surveillance

Digitally Literate #204

The quiet part out loudDigitally Lit #204 – 7/6/2019 Hi all, my name is Ian O’Byrne and welcome to issue #204 of Digitally Literate. In this newsletter I distill the news of the week in technology into an easy-to-read resource. Thank you for reading. Please subscribe if you haven’t already. This week I was working…

Digitally Literate #198

We’ve got this all wrong Digitally Lit #198 – 5/18/2019 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: Journaling as a means to scaffold…

Google tracks your movements, like it or not

Google tracks your movements, like it or not

Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to.

Location tracking services have been built in to Google Maps, and most specifically Android phones for some time. Google added the ability to turn location tracking off. An investigation by the Associated Press found that many Google services on Android devices and iPhones store your location data even if you’ve used a privacy setting that says…

David M. Perry Twitter thread on tech & surveillance in teaching

Thread by @Lollardfish: “Good morning. My theory on technology in the classroom is this: Our choice is between surveillance vs teaching students to use tech well. Ba […]”

Hey mom, did you see this? Camps are using facial recognition, latest use of controversial tech

Hey mom, did you see this? Camps are using facial recognition, latest use of controversial tech (USA TODAY)

More than 100 summer camps have added a high-tech solution feature are using facial recognition technology to help parents catch a glimpse of their kids when they’re away at camp, a convenience that also raises privacy concerns over the increasing reach of surveillance in society.

More than 100 summer camps are using facial recognition technology to help parents catch a glimpse of their kids when they’re away at camp, a convenience that also raises privacy concerns over the increasing reach of surveillance in society. I first encountered this technology at a recent road race. I’ll have a post on my questions/concerns soon. Venture…