Tag Archives: Privacy

You have one friend request – Add your boss as a friend?

Let’s face it – regardless of whether you are the summer intern, the manager, or the CEO of your organization, everyone stares out into the same social media minefield and wonders about the etiquette and appropriateness of connecting with work colleagues online.

The Tattoo You Never Wanted

Professor Ransbotham’s class on data analytics two weeks ago left me with a great amount to think about. ‘Big Data’ has been a buzzword for the past few years, however it is only recently that I’ve began to understand the implications of it. Data Scientists are constantly improving their analytical methods and the granularity of […]

Presentation Update: The Death of Privacy, First Few Steps Towards Anonymity

This is a follow-up to my presentation in class about Social Media and the Death of Privacy. After the presentation, and in the comments, a lot of people asked what specific steps they should take to ensure their data is secure. Through this blog I intend to, hopefully, provide the first few basic steps that […]

College Athletes Banned from Social Media #freedomofspeech ?

It’s senior year of high school, and with the academic year just beginning no one could be more excited for everyone’s favorite season, Friday night football. Amidst the several traditions of my high school alma mater, was the series of football/cheerleading pranking feuds to initiate the season. Not to bore you with too much detail, […]

Would you give out private data for discount in insurance?

The health insurance industry has been slow or no-growth. It does not seem to be relevant and appealing to customers that much as the value isn’t realized immediately. Insurance wasn’t my interest until I read this article and found some interesting connection with our class last week on data and privacy. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/08/your-money/giving-out-private-data-for-discount-in-insurance.html?_r=1 The article was […]

Has Facial Recognition Gone Too Far?

I remember the first time I got creeped out by Facebook’s facial recognition capabilities like it was yesterday. I was browsing my Facebook, checking my newsfeed, writing dumb statuses, and then BAM! Facebook accidentally tagged me in a really funny unfortunate photo of my mom. The Deepface project was officially presented in the IEEE Computer […]

My little cousins, kids, and social media

I just realize how much I focus on social media’s popularity, features, and future but not much attention on its users. Yesterday I happened see an article with the title: ”Letting Your Kids Play in the Social Media Sandbox” on the New York Times. I don’t have kids now but I do have little cousins […]