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Declaring personal data bankruptcy and the cost of privacy | Digital Citizen

Declaring personal data bankruptcy and the cost of privacy | Digital Citizen | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
We’re a society in conflict. On one hand there’s outrage over government surveillance programs and wholesale data breaches. 28% of the online population claims to use tools to disguise their identity or location. 61% of Americans say personal rights and freedoms command higher priority than anti-terror measures. On the other hand, so many trade their identities away for a pittance, or even for nothing – valuing them, wrongly, at zero.

Why are they so ready to surrender their privacy to commercial interests? Especially when their trust is betrayed so regularly due to security lapses, with such damning publicity for retailers, banks, and more usual suspects?

A lot of us voluntarily declare personal data bankruptcy. It’s a big mistake.

What’s personal data bankruptcy? It’s when you declare your personal profile worthless. You want to know how often I go to the movies? What features I like in a new car? What magazines I read?


Anyone curious is going to use all that data to make money – so pay me.

 

Learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/12/21/privacy-in-the-digital-world-shouldnt-we-talk-about-it/

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 19, 2015 4:54 AM
We’re a society in conflict. On one hand there’s outrage over government surveillance programs and wholesale data breaches. 28% of the online population claims to use tools to disguise their identity or location. 61% of Americans say personal rights and freedoms command higher priority than anti-terror measures. On the other hand, so many trade their identities away for a pittance, or even for nothing – valuing them, wrongly, at zero. 

Why are they so ready to surrender their privacy to commercial interests? Especially when their trust is betrayed so regularly due to security lapses, with such damning publicity for retailers, banks, and more usual suspects? 

A lot of us voluntarily declare personal data bankruptcy. It’s a big mistake.

What’s personal data bankruptcy? It’s when you declare your personal profile worthless. You want to know how often I go to the movies? What features I like in a new car? What magazines I read?


Anyone curious is going to use all that data to make money – so pay me.


Learn more:


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/12/21/privacy-in-the-digital-world-shouldnt-we-talk-about-it/


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9 Alternative Search Engines to Improve Discovery

9 Alternative Search Engines to Improve Discovery | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Concerned with privacy? Google or Bing not your thing? These search engines are great alternatives to help you find what you're looking for online.

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Protecting Students with Google Apps for Education | Privacy

Protecting Students with Google Apps for Education | Privacy | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Posted by Bram Bout, Director, Google for Education 

Today more than 30 million students, teachers and administrators globally rely on Google Apps for Education. Earning and keeping their trust drives our business forward. We know that trust is earned through protecting their privacy and providing the best security measures.

This is why, from day one, we turned off ads by default in Apps for Education services. Last year, we removed ads from Google Search for signed-in K-12 users altogether. So, if you’re a student logging in to your Apps for Education account at school or at home, when you navigate to Google.com, you will not see ads.



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Gust MEES's curator insight, April 30, 2014 9:22 AM

Today more than 30 million students, teachers and administrators globally rely on Google Apps for Education. Earning and keeping their trust drives our business forward. We know that trust is earned through protecting their privacy and providing the best security measures.

This is why, from day one, we turned off ads by default in Apps for Education services. Last year, we removed ads from Google Search for signed-in K-12 users altogether. So, if you’re a student logging in to your Apps for Education account at school or at home, when you navigate to Google.com, you will not see ads.

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Teens, Social Media, and Privacy | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

Teens, Social Media, and Privacy | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Youth are sharing more personal information on their profiles than in the past. They choose private settings for Facebook, but share with large networks of friends.

 

 

 

 

 

Key findings include:

 

Teens are sharing more information about themselves on their social media profiles than they did when we last surveyed in 2006:

 

- 91% post a photo of themselves, up from 79% in 2006.

 

- 71% post their school name, up from 49%.

 

- 71% post the city or town where they live, up from 61%.

 

- 53% post their email address, up from 29%.

 

- 20% post their cell phone number, up from 2%.

 


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Deanya Lattimore Schempp's curator insight, May 22, 2013 7:58 AM

The Pew Reports are always fascinating.

Dave Webb's curator insight, May 22, 2013 11:28 AM

Youth are sharing more personal information on their profiles than in the past. They choose private settings for Facebook, but share with large networks of friends.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 22, 2013 6:29 PM

Educators should be aware of this. Will there be issues or concerns down the road?