Escaping from cyber-slobdomby@nicksukie

Escaping from cyber-slobdom

by Nick S10mMay 27th, 2018
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If you use the internet at all (which I assume you do if you’re reading this), you’ve probably received at least ten emails within the past week about updated <a href="https://medium.com/policy/medium-privacy-policy-f03bf92035c9" target="_blank">privacy policies</a> for the apps and services you use. This is in response the the EU’s recent revision of the <a href="https://www.eugdpr.org/gdpr-faqs.html" target="_blank">GDPR</a> (General Data Privacy Regulation), which went into effect on May 25th, limiting the amount of data that can be collected — and how it can be used — by businesses. But, while the risks of data privacy are permeating through the consciousness of governments of <a href="https://newsroom.fb.com/news/2018/01/news-feed-fyi-bringing-people-closer-together/" target="_blank">corporations</a> as a result of high-profile events, including the <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/russian-propaganda-effort-helped-spread-fake-news-during-election-experts-say/2016/11/24/793903b6-8a40-4ca9-b712-716af66098fe_story.html?noredirect=on&amp;utm_term=.39e8a7a3cdaa" target="_blank">fake news controversy</a> during the 2016 US election and the recent <a href="https://www.politico.eu/article/a-time-of-reckoning-for-facebook-and-politics-online/" target="_blank">Cambridge Analytica scandal</a>, it seems that the general public has not yet internalized these risks, nor the fact that they are more relevant to us<em> than anybody else</em>. That’s why I’d like to propose a shift in the conversation to what we, as users, can do to change our digital behavior and adapt to the ever growing data-economy and the risks associated with it.

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