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Caring about privacy but accepting cookies? Questioning the privacy paradox.

Have you ever asked yourself why you agree to privacy agreements like cookies on a website way faster and consider them less online then offline? That phenomenon is called the privacy paradox…

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Reclaim Digital Autonomy

We depend on large companies to mean well with us and our data. Jan Götte and Björn Scheuermann developed Inertial Hardware Security Modules, enabeling small-time users and sysadmins to regain digital autonomy.

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Filmfestivals on demand? Pandemie, Filmkultur und Streaming

Has the Covid 19 pandemic led to an exclusive film culture on the net that can compete with the unique experiences of major film festivals in Cannes, Venice or Berlin? Nastassja Kreft explored this question in her master’s thesis. She examined film festivals that have presented their programmes on digital streaming platforms since 2020.

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The case of culture: Extractive practices of work-life integration

From “move fast and break things” to a modern day workplace panopticon: Tech companies are treating their own workforce as mere productivity machines, driving the insatiable thirst for growth and shareholder value. This new kind of work-life integration tends to encourage long working days, visible busyness, and the lack of true time off.

The case of nature: Digital Ecocide by Tech Companies

Digital tech companies and global digitalization trends are adding to the existing pressures on our natural environment on several ways. In fact, all six Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that relate to ecological sustainability are impacted by the digital tech industry.