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Privacy Through Effort

In It’s Complicated, by Danah Boyd, she discusses the complicated situations teens face with social media. A big topic of discussion is privacy: “The default in most interpersonal conversations, even those that take place in public settings, is that interactions are private by default, public through effort…  In other words, when participating in networked publics, […] Continue reading

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The Complex Interplay Between Privacy and Publicity

“There’s a big difference between being in public and being public.… At first blush, the desire to be in public and have privacy seems like a contradiction…. teens’ engagement with social media highlights the complex interplay between privacy and publicity in the networked world we all live in now.” (boyd 57) In boyd’s book It’s […] Continue reading

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I’ve Heard it Both Ways

It’s easy to think of privacy and publicity as opposing concepts, and a lot of technology is built on the assumption that you have to choose to be private or public. Yet in practice, both privacy and publicity are blurred.     (danah 76) As with many of the issues surrounding cryptography, privacy versus publicity […] Continue reading

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A New Perspective on Privacy

“Instead of signaling the end of privacy as we know it, teens’ engagement with social media highlights the complex interplay between privacy and publicity in the networked world we all live in now.” (boyd, 57) Growing up in a world full of social media, I’ve become used to the idea of a thousand of my […] Continue reading

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The Power of Publicity

  In Cory Doctorow’s Little Brother, the author examines the boundaries of invasion of privacy in today’s society. As the main character, Marcus, and his friends fight against the  U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s intense surveillance of all citizens following an astronomical terrorist … Continue reading Continue reading

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The Power of Publicity

  In Cory Doctorow’s Little Brother, the author examines the boundaries of invasion of privacy in today’s society. As the main character, Marcus, and his friends fight against the  U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s intense surveillance of all citizens following an astronomical terrorist … Continue reading Continue reading

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