In this series, Digital Self-defense, Steffan Heuer and Pernille Tranberg teach us how to protect our online identity. This week: Is privacy just a brief parenthesis in history?
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Why we all need fake IDs online
Steffan Heuer and Pernille Tranberg are authors of the book "Fake It: A Guide to Digital Self-Defense." They cover technology and privacy issues in San Francisco and Copenhagen. In this series, Digital Self-Defense, Heuer and Tranberg report with updates from the digital identity wars and teach us how to defend our privacy in the great data grab going on all around us. Follow them at @FakeIt_Book.
How Facebook manipulated users' News Feeds—and their emotions
With its long history of invading its users’ privacy, Facebook is not exactly known as a paragon of morally upright behavior. But many say the social network went too far with its latest stunt: A new paper reveals that Facebook intentionally manipulated at least 700,000 users’ News Feeds, in an effort to assess how changes to the website affected their emotions.