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Kean University 2019, The Network

Not Everything Online Is Created Equally – Some Are Factual, Others Are Bias, And Others Are Neither.

Link to image and article: https://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2016/12/05/503581220/fake-or-real-how-to-self-check-the-news-and-get-the-facts   This week we went over an activity on the topic of ‘how much of the internet is what’s fake or real.’ This topic is one that comes across as two-sided, since you have people who take everything they see on the internet for granted, but other who think twice of what they see. But a bigger question to ask from all this is: is everything on the internet created equally? Just because a […]

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Kean University 2019, The Network

Responding to: ‘The good, the bad and the ugly sides of data tracking’

URL to article: https://internethealthreport.org/2018/the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly-sides-of-data-tracking/ According to the article ‘The good, the bad, and the ugly side of data tracking‘ by Internet Health Report,  data tracking is more common than we think it is nowadays. And the worst part of it, is that it is happening to us almost every time we go online with our electronic devices that have connection to the internet. This includes laptops and smart phone. Upon reading this article, I couldn’t help but to be remind […]

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Kean University 2019, The Network

Trying out PANOPTICLICK (tracking tool)

  This site argues that it will will analyze how your browser and add-ons protect you against online tracking technologies. It also analyses if your system is properly configured. In order to continue with the service of the website, you will need to consent, through the ‘TEST ME’ button. After this, you can see the results of how your browser is operating. All in all, I can say it is quite easy to use, fast, and there is no need […]

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Kean University 2019, The Network

Money-making and Data-stealing Algorithms! Where? Anywhere (online)!!

Published on YouTube, by TED, on Nov 17, 2017. youtube.com/watch?time_continue=28&v=iFTWM7HV2UI   This week, we covered an interesting video about the darkness of the internet: TED talk by Zeynep Tufekci. In the video she argued that “We’re building a dystopia just to make people click on ads.” We learned that these softwares, such as Youtube and Facebook, use algorithms for the purpose of keeping people addicted to them. These were ideas that we normally don’t think about, since the common person […]

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Kean University 2019, The Network

“Surveillance Capitalism”? Not on My Watch!!!

  Photo by: https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/talkingtech/2017/03/10/webcam-security-cover-wikileaks-comey-zuckerberg/98953462/   An interesting topic (for me, at least) we covered this week on online digital spaces, was the darkness that inhabits the world of the web. This was one that mainly focused on “Surveillance Capitalism” and the possibilities of social sites to be spying on us all. It was scary to think of the idea that the government could be spying on us through our systems or devices. But it was scarier to think of the […]

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Kean University 2019, The Network

Gaining A Greater Insight on Post-truth and Networks (Digital and Worldly)

Illustration by: http://thegovlab.org/proposal-1-for-icann-get-smart-with-expert-networks/   The topics of “post-truth” and “networks (digital and real-world networks)” were some interesting topics we covered in class this week. Perhaps, the main reason to why I found them interesting was because they were topics I’ve never dove deep into for analysis. Not surprisingly, I found them to be interesting and worth learning about. As I learned from class and by myself, post-truth is a real thing that is now part of the web in 2019. […]

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