Category Archives: Data Protection & Privacy

Why social media platforms need to pick up the ethical burden in shaping freedom of information

The ‘attention economy’ is something that has infiltrated modern-day internet: content producers clamor for attention on the content they put out. And they have a strategy to do that: create content with an original twist that appeals to emotions. Things that are funny, provocative, or romantic attract a lot more attention than things that are… Read More »

Canada introduces its own version of the "Right to be Forgotten"

Last week, Canada’s Office of the Privacy Commissioner released a draft position on what to do with online privacy. Her position appears to be a toned down version of the EU’s data protection position. One of the more interesting aspects of the Canadian position is the Canadian variation of Europe’s ‚right to forget‘, which has… Read More »

Safe and fast – isolating data processing as an alternate approach to patching Meltdown and Spectre

When we talk about security, we usually think about processors as stand-alone units. But they aren't. And that means that while individual PCs still need to be patched, with targeted organizational changes, you might be able to keep processing power and speed for the more important data analysis servers – while keeping attackers out of… Read More »

Coming soon: Privacy-enabled open source mobile

The creator of Mandrake Linux is taking a bold step to go up against Google – by building am open-source Android operating system that isn't going to cough up all your data to Google. 'Do no evil.' Or so they once said, at Google. This definitely looks like an effort worth supporting, in these days… Read More »