privacy

In this video Ralf de Wolf discusses the ways in which we need privacy in order to have a well functioning democracy, and the ways in which our privacy and our society are being threatened by a misuse of new technologies.

Zuckerberg Facebook

#10yearchallenge conspiracy goes viral

Article
Nataliia Vdovychenko
20/02/2019
5 minutes to read

#10yearchallenge has conquered our timelines, but also face recognition algorithms and targeted advertising.

Facebook, privacy,

Our data: public by default, private through effort?

Article
Romy van Geffen
10/12/2018
12 minutes to read

Review of Facebook's privacy settings: What is their idea of the level of publicity and privacy? How do they encourage users to be either public or private by presenting certain defaults?

fingerprint scanning

Why biometric data is not safe anymore

Article
Nataliia Vdovychenko
09/01/2019
7 minutes to read

Biometric data plays a huge role in our everyday lives. We use it to unlock our phones, for bank payments, memberships and travelling. But do we ever think about risks connected to our biometric privacy?

Momo

How Momo shows us that anyone can dig in our data

Article
Nataliia Vdovychenko
28/02/2019
4 minutes to read

Momo has been said to be a curse, a hacker and even a maniac. What is it and does it know everything about us? 

GDPR

We're all data subjects now: the citizen in the European GDPR

Column
Jan Blommaert
22/01/2019
7 minutes to read

The new European GDPR generalizes the notion of the "data subject". But what exactly is the data subject? And how does it fit into a regulation which is fundamentally about the trading of Big Data?

Google and Big Data: Are we heading towards a dystopian reality?

Article
Lennart Driessen
16/04/2018
2 minutes to read

The services that are provided by data-giant Google are becoming more and more a normal part of daily life. But are we truly aware of the implications this has on our privacy? How much information does Google actually have on you? 

GetContact app

GetContact: another threat to our privacy?

Article
Nataliia Vdovychenko
16/03/2018
5 minutes to read

GetContact is a recent app that got its wave of hype in February 2018. The official aim of GetContact is to block spam messages and identify calls on your phone. However, it can also be viewed as another way to threaten our privacy.