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  • Week 11
    This week’s readings included several articles dealing with different issues within the topic of “New Frontiers and Solutions.” The first article by Norval and Prasopoulou explores the diffusion of facial recognition technology in society, and argues that Facebook’s opt-out facial recognition technology made users more aware of the “diffusion of biometrics.” The second article by […]
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RSS KeAmber Council, Social Networks: The Bad and the Ugly!

  • Convenient for Us or the Government?
    Evaluating the use of biometrics in everyday life, specifically facial recognition through Facebook, Aletta Norval and Elpida Prasopoulou’s “Public Face? A critical exploration of the diffusion of face recognition technologies in online social networks” mentions the positive and negative implications of the diffusion of biometric technologies into commercial and social media applications. Although the use […]
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RSS Nicole Jiang, Digital Inequalities: Digital Divide and Participation Gap

  • Biometric Identification Technologies in New Media
    (retrieved from https://gcn.com/articles/2017/11/09/iarpa-facial-recognition.aspx) Do you set a password for your laptop, mobile phone, iPad or other electronic devices? If yes, why do you set passwords? I always set up passwords when I receive a new electronic device because I think the equipment provides a private space for me and I want to protect my information […]
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RSS Julia Morton, Emerging Media Relationships

  • Week 12 – Facial Recognition Software, Algorithms, and Espionage
    In the article “Public faces? A critical exploration of the diffusion of face recognition technologies in online social networks,” Norval and Prasopoulou explore the use of facial recognition technology (FRT) and it’s implications for American society. Facial recognition software is diffusing into everyday life, and is not longer limited to a select few. The idea of privacy […]
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RSS Pamela Labbe, Digital Distraction

  • Distracted to Death
    April 2, 2018   |   Pamela Labbe   |   Blog # 10   |   MC7019  We learn early in life that nothing is free; however, computer literate members of society tend to embrace new online technologies and open-source programming. Social media enters the scene and our friends sign up. In time, we follow […]

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RSS Julia Morton, Digital Inequalities

  • Week 12 – Facial Recognition Software, Algorithms, and Espionage
    In the article “Public faces? A critical exploration of the diffusion of face recognition technologies in online social networks,” Norval and Prasopoulou explore the use of facial recognition technology (FRT) and it’s implications for American society. Facial recognition software is diffusing into everyday life, and is not longer limited to a select few. The idea of privacy […]
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RSS Devonie Migues, Civic Participation & the Feelings You Get

  • Blog #11- Privacy vs. Public Safety
    Privacy vs. Public SafetyWhat if we were OK with being watched every second of every day? If we, as a society, had accepted that the government could see our every move and reprimand us for mistakes we have made? It could start small, maybe punishing teenagers for sneaking out of the house at night. Then […]
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RSS KeAmber Council, How to Create a Viral Movement on Twitter

  • Convenient for Us or the Government?
    Evaluating the use of biometrics in everyday life, specifically facial recognition through Facebook, Aletta Norval and Elpida Prasopoulou’s “Public Face? A critical exploration of the diffusion of face recognition technologies in online social networks” mentions the positive and negative implications of the diffusion of biometric technologies into commercial and social media applications. Although the use […]
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RSS Hannah Boutwell, Social Networks

  • Week 11
    This week’s readings included several articles dealing with different issues within the topic of “New Frontiers and Solutions.” The first article by Norval and Prasopoulou explores the diffusion of facial recognition technology in society, and argues that Facebook’s opt-out facial recognition technology made users more aware of the “diffusion of biometrics.” The second article by […]
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