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Facebook Messenger App: Is the Backlash Fair?

Lauren Riley
Now, it goes without saying that Facebook is one of the more controversial social networks, but their recent effort to force people to install their standalone Messenger app has angered users more than ever before. Is the backlash justified?
Facebook Messenger App: Is the Backlash Fair?

Minority Report: Confronting Privacy Issues in Big Data Gathering

Jayson Bowden
Big data is currently the big thing in the digital age and it has caused a significant issue regarding privacy. With the big data revolution, it is possible to collect massive information using internet technology.
Minority Report: Confronting Privacy Issues in Big Data Gathering

The Rise of the Anti-Internet Cafe

Adi Gaskell
As flexible working as grown in recent years, the cafe has increasingly become a place to go and work, whether you base yourself in one for the majority of your day or pop in for meetings.
The Rise of the Anti-Internet Cafe

"Free Social WiFi" Isn’t Exactly Free

jaredchowe
The idea behind the concept of social WiFi is pretty simple: merchants offer free WiFi service to customers who visit their stores in exchange for customers logging into their network using their Facebook or LinkedIn accounts or by giving the merchant their email address. Once the consumer gets access to the WiFi network, they are asked to like the merchant’s Facebook page, or subscribe to a mailing list. But what you (the consumer) may or may not understand is this: by logging into the merchant’s social WiFi network, you are implicitly entering into a business arrangement with the merchant, which allows them to gather your data for marketing purposes.
"Free Social WiFi" Isn’t Exactly Free

What If Walls COULD Actually Speak?

bvellmure
“If these walls could speak…” The phrase invokes wonder and horror, depending on who you are, and what may have happened within the walls in question. Surprisingly, we’re now at a place in history where we can envision a time where the walls might actually be able to speak. And the imagination of this scenario invokes utopian and dystopian visions of what the extreme scenarios might be.
What If Walls COULD Actually Speak?

2-Step Verification and the Perils of a Poor User Experience (on Google)

MinterDial
How important is your privacy? It’s important, right? And, if you were asked about the importance of your security, you would inevitably also put a high value on your protection, right?
2-Step Verification and the Perils of a Poor User Experience (on Google)

Don’t Get Into That Van (and Other Social Engagement Tips)

Randy Milanovic
In the world of social media, just as in real life, a lot of people pay attention to protecting their children and loved ones but don't give enough thought to insulating themselves from scams, snake oil salesmen, and worse. We tell young people not to share too much personal information and to be especially skeptical about the people they meet over the Internet… but how many of us adults follow that advice ourselves?
Don’t Get Into That Van (and Other Social Engagement Tips)

How to Protect Your Privacy on Facebook

Jennifer Bourne
Whether you are looking for a job or simply want to check how much Facebook knows and can share about you, here are easy steps to protect your privacy on the most popular social network.
How to Protect Your Privacy on Facebook

Facebook's Been Running Psychological Experiments On You

Avtar Ram Singh
Felt a little lower or happier than usual for a week in January 2012? It might have been because of an "experiment" Facebook conducted on you. Facebook identified 689,003 English-speaking users to run a psychological experiment on for the duration of a week.
Facebook's Been Running Psychological Experiments On You

Gain Consumer Confidence by Respecting Privacy With Your Big Data Marketing

Jayson Bowden
Digital marketers seem to be too engrossed in using more innovative means of marketing their business that there is one aspect of their digital marketing that should be a high concern yet often neglected as it can give a better and a long term turning point of their business success and that is privacy.
Gain Consumer Confidence by Respecting Privacy With Your Big Data Marketing