Emergency alerts system: a lifesaving service or a threat to privacy?
Cookie notifications remind people that they are being tracked, which affects how people behave online.
In middle school classes, students from lower-income families tended to be concentrated in just a few classrooms, new research from North Carolina has found.
In order to track the pandemic, the Public Health Agency of Canada has been using location data without explicit and informed consent. Transparency is key to building and maintaining trust.
A tool made for tracking criminals and terrorists has potentially been used against politicians, dissidents and journalists. Here’s how the spyware works.
Most of us are probably having our data tracked in some form. And while there are regulatory safeguards in place to protect user privacy, it’s hard to say whether these are enough.
Most tech companies make it difficult for users to say no to aggressive surveillance practices. But it is helpful to know about the default settings on your smartphone and how to change them.
Cities are expanding upwards and downwards, as well as outwards. With urban density also increasing, moving people efficiently around the city, often using ageing infrastructure, is quite a challenge.
Inaudible sounds are being used to transmit data from our devices. While not new technology, these ultrasonic beacons may be in breach of laws regarding surveillance devices.
Brands need to build trust by being transparent about how they collect data.
Name almost any app. Your data is probably being tracked.
Project Baseline opens up new opportunities in health care, both for the researchers working with big data and for consumers who want more sophisticated ways to track their health.
People who think like hackers have some really good ideas about how to protect digital privacy during turbulent times. We can learn from them.
If you use one of the many apps to map your walking, jogging or cycling route then you could be giving away information that could be abused by others.
Bird feathers can tell us a lot about their owners and the places they visit.
If we can solve the privacy issues, placing trackers on people and the things we make can teach us a great deal about ourselves and the world around us.
The San are caught between a rock and an art place. While they face an uncertain future, myths and meaning come under the spotlight in a new book.