Scientists Like Me Are Studying Your Tweets–Are You OK With That?

As researchers, we have a responsibility to acknowledge that factors like the type of data, the creator of that data, and...
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Is Your Fertility Data For Sale?

Could the sexual history information collected by period trackers be used by governments, corporations, or legal professionals to control or persecute...
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WhatsApp Wants You To Stop Sharing Fake Stories

WhatsApp has key differences with platforms like Facebook and Twitter: it is private social media, which makes it harder to study...
Samira Shackle
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Talking Identity: A Conversation Between Our Editors

"Identity" is interpreted so differently depending on where you come from, who you are, what your background is, where you are...
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As We Build the Digital ID Systems of the Future, Where Does Privacy Fit In?

Few of the websites we give our information to are truly secure; as long as you use Google or Facebook, there's...
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How to Dress for Ultimate Privacy

In the age of surveillance, achieving invisibility through fashion isn't a futuristic idea–it's already possible.
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Why an App Monitoring Your Distress on Twitter Does More Harm Than Good

A suicide prevention charity demonstrates that intent is not magic
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