Author Archives: Sophie Wrobel

About Sophie Wrobel

Sophie Wrobel is an independent research and information consultant, mother of two, and avid technology blogger. She is an advocate for digital literacy, online privacy, and technological innovation. Her current interests include online social networks, digital literacy, data privacy and protection, and information management. Sophie believes that technology can build a framework handling user data in a transparent, understandable manner. This requires a modern legal and socioeconomical framework that supports and protects the privacies of individuals and their right to control their data, no matter where it comes from, and helps individuals fully understand the implications of their online interactions.

A morphing origami-based frequency filter

This is a really cool innovation – researchers printed a frequency filter onto a piece of origami, and found a folding technique that allows it to morph from one frequency blocker to another frequency blocker depending on how much you ‘pull out’ or ‘flatten’ the folded origami structure. The result is a portable, light-weight frequency… Read More »

Furman Report recommends unlocking digital competition

Commissioned by the UK government, the recently published Furman Review calls for unlocking digital competition. Ever feel frustrated by the stranglehold that Google, Facebook, Amazon, and other major players have on the online market? This lack of choice and competition is exactly what the report attempts to address. Most importantly, it proposes creating a ‘digital… Read More »