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Ideology and Technology

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 In this new Diggit file, we bring together discourse analytical research on the ideological impact of the tech industry. 

WiFi tracking: a violation of privacy?

Article
Simone Sprangers
17/09/2021
12 minutes to read

Earlier this year, the Dutch Data Protection Authority fined Enschede for allegedly violating the privacy of its citizens by using WiFi tracking. How is the Enschede WiFi tracking case related to the larger debate about privacy?

Facial recognition law enforcement

Facial recognition discriminates, but who is to blame?

Article
Tinka Krikke
06/01/2021
3 minutes to read

This article analyzes law enforcement discrimination via facial recognition technology, focusing on philosophical theories of responsibility. If no one can control AI, who is responsible for the discrimination it causes?

fingerprint scanning

Why biometric data is not safe anymore

Article
Nataliia Vdovychenko
16/11/2018
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?

The bilingual Google Assistant: breakthrough or cause of inequality?

Article
Sammy Kossen
09/10/2018
9 minutes to read

Due to globalization, families are likely to speak multiple languages within one household. That is why Google made its voice assistant bilingual. Is this a breakthrough in the super-diverse world or just another cause of inequality?

The Pearl River Delta: a region of copycats or a center of innovation?

Article
Lennart Menger
14/09/2018
18 minutes to read

The Pearl River Delta, an economic miracle that is still struggling with a negative 'copycat' imago. Lennart Menger, a student from Tilburg University, argues to what extent the region has managed it to transform into a center of innovation.

Is Big Data making the world better?

Paper
Daria Kholod
26/02/2018
7 minutes to read

Big Data will affect our relationships, leisure time activities, career choices and shopping habits.