The Veiled Face of Data Colonialism Exposed

December 16, 2019

Ulises Ali Mejias, co-author of “The Costs of Connection: How Data is Colonizing Human Life and Appropriating It for Capitalism,” has penned an article in which he draws our attention to a seemingly invisible fact when he claims that “there is a new form of colonialism emerging in the world:...

How Will Targeted Ads Fare in an Era of Data Protection?

June 24, 2018

Although many companies are uncertain how GDPR will impact them, one thing is clear: They will not be able to target their advertising as freely as in the past. If targeted advertising needed indicators of both enormous growth and potential threats ahead, several recent events have been only too...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Amazon’s Facial “Recognition”

May 31, 2018

Facial recognition may be dangerous. We need to recognize it and face the risk. Amazon, known as an online store, has produced at least three things that have made the news in recent years: Kindle (the electronic book), the richest man in the world (Jeff Bezos) and controversy. The latest in the...

Will Europe’s GDPR Rules Launch a New Era of Data Protection?

May 27, 2018

Companies are likely to extend their compliance with the European Union’s new GDPR rules globally. But along with new protections come gray areas about implementation. The European Union’s new rules on data protection and privacy — called the General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR —...