Monthly Archives: March 2012

With power comes responsibility

We are all Netizens.  It is a clunky word, but an important concept.  We are citizens of the internet and as such we have rights that need protecting from often over-zealous legislators – the right to freedom of expression, the right to privacy, the right to access information that should be in the public domain.  [...]

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Advertising in a Banksy World

Banksy, the iconic graffiti artist and film director, has recently shared his musings on advertising. Not surprisingly, for an artist who has built a career out of manipulating popular iconography, his perspective is highly subversive:   “Any advert in a public space that gives you no choice whether you see it or not is yours. It’s yours to [...]

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4 Reasons Why Privacy Still Matters

The growth of social media as a money-making monster has been based largely on people’s willingness to trade privacy for utility.  We forgive Facebook and Google’s use of our private data – to provide wonderfully compelling advertising opportunities - because they are so damned useful.  The social media platform owners constantly reassure us that we shouldn’t worry about [...]

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