Online privacy and social networks

[Originally published here on the WITNESS Hub Blog.]

While we’re on the subject of Demos, they’ve also released reports on privacy in a society filled with technology and surveillance, and on the new politics of personal information. Peter Bradwell, who wrote the latter, “is starting a new project looking at how the public can drive personal information policy and shape how identity technologies work. You can read a proposal here.” As for their other reports, Demos have produced a video unpacking some of the key issues:

Coincidentally, Fast Company Magazine carries a piece on how users need to take steps to protect their own privacy when using social networking platforms here, and 7 Tips for Protecting Your Identity Online.


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