More information pollution, now with added fiber

I was honoured to have been invited to speak at TRU’s Privacy and Security Conference. The organizers put together another great event addressing many complex elements of the subject.

Yes, this is quite similar to the talk I gave for the Kamloops Film Society. However, this one had about thirty per cent more material, and was delivered in about half the time. So if you would like to hear someone frenetically scramble on the edge of panic, this might be just the thing.


Download MP3 (30:43, 19 MB)


CBC Spark: “Your photos can be used in ‘catfishing’ romance scams”

Alec Couros, “Information for romance scam victims

Alan Levine, “Inside the (Weird) World of Facebook Catfishing (Part Deux With More Shame)

The Cleaners.

Tarleton Gillespie, “The Scale is Just Unfathomable”

Samanth Subramanian, “The Macedonian Teens Who Mastered Fake News”

James Bridle, “Something is wrong on the internet”

James Bridle, “How Peppa Pig became a video nightmare for children”

Wall Street Journal: Facebook: Blue Feed – Red Feed

Zeynep Tufekci, “YouTube, the Great Radicalizer”

Mike Caulfield, QAnon and Pinterest Is Just the Beginning

Amy Collier, Information environmentalism research: Fake accounts and mis/disinformation on Pinterest

Jacob Brogan, “What is an algorithm? An explainer.”

Cathy O’Neil, Weapons of Math Destruction

Bruce Sterling, “State of the World, 2012”

Kashmir Hill, “Goodbye Big Five”

Dylan Curran, “Are you ready? Here is all the data Facebook and Google have on you”

Sean Gallagher, “Facebook scraped call, text message data for years from Android phones”

Kaveh Waddell, “Your Phone Is Listening—Literally Listening—to Your TV”

Leo Mirani and Max Nisen, “The nine companies that know more about you than Google or Facebook”

Katarzyna Szymielewicz, “Your digital identity has three layers, and you can only protect one of them”

University of Cambridge Research, “Computers using digital footprints are better judges of personality than friends and family”

CNN, “How Steve Bannon used Cambridge Analytica to further his alt-right vision for America”

Robinson Meyer, “Could Facebook Have Caught Its ‘Jew Hater’ Ad Targeting?

Sheera Frenkel, New York Times, “Facebook to End News Feed Experiment in 6 Countries That Magnified Fake News”

Emily Glazer, Deepa Seetharaman, AnnaMaria Andriotis, “Facebook to Banks: Give Us Your Data, We’ll Give You Our Users

Olivia Solon, The Guardian, “Facebook asks users for nude photos in project to combat ‘revenge porn’

Suzanne Barlyn, Reuters, “Strap on the Fitbit: John Hancock to sell only interactive life insurance

Esther Kaplan, Harper’s, “The Spy Who Fired Me: The human costs of workplace monitoring

Audrey Watters, “The Weaponization of Education Data

Craig Desson, CBC, “As Google for Education tools enter classrooms across Canada, some parents are asking to opt-out

Associated Press, “Google records your location even when you tell it not to”

Ben Williamson, “Learning lessons from data controversies”

Juris Graney, Athabasca University reaches deal with cloud-computing giant Amazon”

Erin Beattie, FIPPA consent forms: A pedagogical opportunity for one B.C. post-secondary educator

EFF, Privacy Badger

Middlebury College Digital Learning and Inquiry (DLINQ), Digital Detox 2018

Mike Caulfield, Web Literacy for Student Fact Checkers

Mike Caulfield, “Today’s Reverse Image Challenge: Forced Prayer

Mike Caulfield, Four Moves

Mike Caulfield, Context on Civix online media literacy videos  

(Post header image “Streamlines” by Bill Domonkos)

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