On February 28, 2011, our Office is holding its second Insights on Privacy armchair discussion. We've invited behavioural economist Alessandro Acquisti and sociologist Christena Nippert-Eng to talk about what motivates us to reveal or conceal details of our personal lives, and how we protect the private lives of others around us.Read more
By now, many of you have heard of the information that is “leaking” from Facebook applications, and how this wide-ranging problem might affect your personal privacy.Read more
Understanding how we construct and manage our online reputations is crucial in our understanding of how people determine what to make public and what to keep private in online environments. The interview below, with Firefox's Creative Director Aza Raskin, has some interesting observations on what the construction of identity and memories could look like in the future. Also, around 4:35, he talks about the work Mozilla has been doing to create a set of privacy icons in the style of Creative Commons licences to help people understand how their data is being collected and used.Read more
We’re launching our 2010 My Privacy & Me Video Contest for 12-18-year-olds – and the first-place winners will win an iPad!Read more
The intersection of geolocational apps and social media has produced… virtual graffiti.Read more
This post, by co-op student Erin Siksay, is cross-posted from our youth blog.Read more
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