data privacy
Protect Tomorrow

Fighting police for openness on cell tracking

Chicago's tiny not-for-profit taking on powerful institutions.

The history of surveillance is one of control. As monitoring technologies accelerate, one not-for-profit noticed a concerning rise in unethical police cell phone observation. Their objections led to new, stronger digital rights legislation.

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Protect Tomorrow

Data versus Trust

How much privacy can there be in the decade of data?

Your phone, your watch, your home – as long as it has a smart in front of its name it has your data. With every click you make, every location you track and every question you ask Siri or Google, your information is being harvested. The collection of users' personal information improves consumer experiences and delivered services, yet also poses additional online threats and risks. The past decade has demonstrated several cases proving that sometimes it is not only a risk, but a certain danger. With that in mind, what kind of privacy hazards could come our way in the 2020s?

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Guardians

Are we a hacked society?

Netflix' "The Great Hack" which launches on 24th July, is an impressive piece of political film-making for the digital era.

We watched Netflix' new documentary "The Great Hack" by Karim Amer and Jehane Noujaim at a preview screening last week and had the chance to see some of the protagonists and the directors discussing the film at a panel last week.

The first thing you have to know about "The Great Hack": it is not about hacking computers. It is about hacking society. It is a powerful appeal for stronger privacy rights and stronger control of the big digital near-monopolists. In conclusion: it is not an easy movie. After the screening, I heard somebody say it was "hard work" and "at times hysterical". Well, it is a serious, complicated and heavy subject that during the nearly two hours isn't always entertaining. It makes for a significant film nevertheless.

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Guardians

Data - why can't I love you?

Our difficult relationship with the information we leave behind

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