If it's on the Internet, it isn't private.

Snappening, celebrity nudes and NSA spying – the myth of personal responsibility towards protection of privacy,

The article is published in German. Im neuen Roman ‚The Circle‘ von Dave Eggers wird das Credo ‚Privacy is Theft‘ zum neuen gesellschaftlichen Leitmotiv. Die totale Transparenz des Menschen und die totale Kontrolle führt ihn zurück zur Tugendhaftigkeit. Daneben ermöglicht er dem digitalen Kollektiv die Teilhabe an seinen Lebenserfahrungen und -erlebnissen: ‚Privacy is Theft‘ und ‚Sharing is Caring‘. Diese vermeintlich positiven Aspekte...


Private Information – Open Debates @ ESRC 2014

By Ulrike Höppner and Jörg Pohle. The workshop »Private information – Open Debates« was part of the »Global Privacy Governance« project and focused specifically on the governance aspect of global privacy politics. The question of how privacy is regulated at the global level is central to understanding the challenges of governing the Internet for two reasons in particular. On the one...

Let’s invent cars – not just faster horses.

Let’s invent cars – not just faster horses. Why moving within your networks sometimes limits your horizon.

Let me ask you a question: Are you an entrepreneur? Or are you working in a startup? Do you plan to start up your own company soon? Then maybe the people you share your ideas with are founders, startup employees or future entrepreneurs as well. My next question: Are you based in Berlin? Do you go to various startup events?...


(At least) six perspectives on audio-visual media – Impressions from the 2014 Early Stage Researchers Colloquium

From old films stored in archives across Europe to computer games and videos on multi-channel-networks: audio-visual media is all around us. This years’ ESRC «Pay Per Pixel» track set out to shed light on all these different aspects of audio-visual works from a multidisciplinary perspective. Researchers with backgrounds in digital humanities, law, media and cultural science, communication studies, and media management came...


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