Facebook introduces ‘privacy principles’. Don’t say you haven’t been warned!
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Facebook introduces ‘privacy principles’. Don’t say you haven’t been warned!

Facebook has introduced for the first time a list of ‘Privacy Principles’ ahead of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) coming into effect across Europe. From 25 May 2018, the GDPR will give consumers greater access to and control over how their data is collected, used and shared. Companies will also be required to report data breaches within 72 hours and allow … Continue reading

Comment: Motherboard’s guide to algorithmic morphing
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Comment: Motherboard’s guide to algorithmic morphing

Following the success of the talk I gave alongside Catherine Chapman at the ‘Blinding Pleasures’ exhibition in London last year, the show’s curator Filippo Lorenzin invited me to provide some comments for an article he was writing for Vice’s ‘Motherboard’ website in Italy. Your can read the whole thing here (in Italian), but for anyone … Continue reading

Zuckerberg’s resolutions for Facebook’s newsfeed. What should we expect?
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Zuckerberg’s resolutions for Facebook’s newsfeed. What should we expect?

Mark Zuckerburg has started the new year with a resolution to take Facebook back to basics and to ensure that time spent on the social media monolith is ‘time well spent’.  For Facebook, this starts with an updated news feed. Rather than seeing viral videos and promoted news content, we should expect to see and … Continue reading

End of the (Silk) Road? ‘eBay of drugs’ creator found guilty
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End of the (Silk) Road? ‘eBay of drugs’ creator found guilty

On 5 February 2015, I joined the Arise News team to discuss the indictment of Silk Road ‘mastermind’ Ross Ulbricht and what really happens on the ‘Darknet’. The creator of online marketplace Silk Road is now facing a lengthy prison sentence after a New York jury found him guilty on charges including narcotics trafficking, criminal enterprise, … Continue reading

The business of internet dating
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The business of internet dating

How better to spend a romantic Valentine’s day, than discussing the business of internet dating? Valued at anywhere between $1billion and $4billion each year and with an ever growing number of specialist sites, apps and offerings, it is perhaps surprising that only 1 in 10 singles are engaging in online dating opportnities. I joined the team at Arise News to … Continue reading