# Archive for the 'privacy' Category

## Your digital footprint: friendly reminder

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 31st August 2014

## Pro Domo Sua: Are We Puppets in a Wired World? Surveillance and privacy revisited…

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 23rd October 2013

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2013/nov/07/are-we-puppets-wired-world/

# Are We Puppets in a Wired World?

But while we were having fun, we happily and willingly helped to create the greatest surveillance system ever imagined, a web whose strings give governments and businesses countless threads to pull, which makes us…puppets. The free flow of information over the Internet (except in places where that flow is blocked), which serves us well, may serve others better. Whether this distinction turns out to matter may be the one piece of information the Internet cannot deliver.

by Evgeny Morozov

by John Naughton

#### Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think

by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Kenneth Cukier

#### Privacy and Big Data: The Players, Regulators and Stakeholders

by Terence Craig and Mary E. Ludloff
O’Reilly Media, 108 pp., \$19.99 (paper)

## ECAR STUDY OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, 2013

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 8th October 2013

## Key Findings

See the 2013 report for a full list of key messages, findings, and supporting data.

• Students recognize the value of technology but still need guidance when it comes to better using it for academics.
• Students prefer blended learning environments while beginning to experiment with MOOCs.
• Students are ready to use their mobile devices more for academics, and they look to institutions and instructors for opportunities and encouragement to do so.
• Students value their privacy, and using technology to connect with them has its limits.
p. 10 students are generally confident in their prepraredness to use technology for course work, but those who are interested in more tech training favor “in calss” guidance over separate training options.

Educause’s ECAR Study, 2013