Digital Media Lab Blog

July 17, 2018 If POP goes POP – observations at the re:publica 2018 This year the re:publica conference celebrated its 18th anniversary. Because the conference has received huge media attention over the past 12 years, it's safe to say that not only digital natives, netizens and nerds are familiar with the term, but also people interested in digital technology in the broadest sense now know that re:publica is a media convention dedicated to digital topics. However, unknown indeed might be the meaning of this year's motto: POP - which is not to be read as an abbreviation for...
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Von: Philipp Arms Tags:  re:publica, Politics, Data, Privacy Kategorien:  Allgemein, Blog, Research, Empirical, Conference
January 31, 2018 Messenger Security, Trust, & Infrastructures When Facebook bought WhatsApp (as it was threatening the dominance of Facebook), it had to promise not to merge WhatsApp data with other Facebook services - at least for two years. Yet, why is this such a big deal? No-one, not even Facebook should be able to read the information sent over their services, as it is encrypted. Well...
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Von: Nikolaus Pöchhacker Tags:  Data, Privacy, Networks, Values Kategorien:  Allgemein, Blog, Science, Research, Science, Empirical
October 19, 2017 On the search for new ways to handle data Data - being part of the constituent elements of today's quantified society - hold myriads of promises. As manifold these promises might be however they all link back to the same basic notion: that data will be able to make things, expressions, interactions - data enthusiasts might say...
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Von: Philipp Arms Tags:  Data, Privacy, Quantification, Transparency, ForumPrivatheit Kategorien:  Allgemein, Blog, Research, Science, Conference