Trying to escape the bubble
8th May 2019
One of the things I love most about the internet is the wide variety of information. Recently I've found that sites like Quora and Youtube are only showing me information about topics in which I've previously expressed an interest, but that's exactly the opposite of what I want to see. So I deleted all my preferences to see what would happen.
Bye bye Google+
26th March 2019
Google+ is being shut down for consumers on 2 April 2019. It won't be missed by many.
4th February 2019
Start The Week on Radio 4 this morning was on the subject of Surveillance Capitalism. It's not a term I was familiar with, but as they started discussing the subject I realised that I know what it is. Essentially it is how large corporations like Google and Facebook have industrialised our personal information, sometimes without our consent but definitely without our full understanding.
31st January 2019
It's hard to believe the term 'fake news' has only been around for a couple of years. What does it mean and how can we all help spot it and stop it?
Fight for your right to data privacy - Part 2
17th August 2018
What happens when you exercise your rights under GDPR
Fight for your right to data privacy - Part 1
10th August 2018
Tracking down companies that hold our personal data