Privacy Rights

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How the Internet of Things poses a threat to journalists

Anjuli Shere, a writer, cybersecurity researcher, and research fellow at Harvard Kennedy School's Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy explains how the so-called "consumer Internet of Things" is increasingly facilitating some of the serious challenges journalists encounter today, such censorship, surveillance, harassment, and cyber-physical threats.

The Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal highlights the problem of “surveillance capitalism” in the digital age

Data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica's scandalous harvesting and use of Facebook user data highlights the urgent need for robust public debate on the emerging problem of “surveillance capitalism” in our increasingly digital society, suggests Jennifer Cobbe, the co-ordinator of Cambridge University's Trustworthy Technologies strategic research initiative.