digital rights

Live SXSW Special: Digital Battlegrounds: Bytes, Bravery, and the Pursuit of Freedom

Redefining Our Digital Lives: A Deep Dive into Technology’s Unseen Impact on Democracy and Human Rights In today’s digital age, our lives are intertwined with technology more than ever. From the moment we wake up to the minute we sleep, smartphones and smart devices have become our constant companions. But at what cost? Are we…

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Flash Drives for Freedom: Unlocking North Korea’s Closed Society with Seongmin Lee

In a world where technology is synonymous with convenience, accessibility, and connectivity, it’s easy to take our digital liberties for granted. However, for those trapped in closed societies like North Korea, access to information is a rare and precious commodity. In this episode of ‘Tech for Evil,’ we delve into the intersection of technology and…

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Don’t Click Here – Tech4Evil Season 3 Teaser

Digital Battlegrounds: Bytes, Bravery, and the Pursuit of Freedom The digital era – a double-edged sword, wielded by both heroes and tyrants. Welcome to an electrifying season, where the stakes are high, and the warriors are relentless. “Dictatorship in the Digital Space” is an unsettling reality. As dictators exploit cutting-edge tech to muzzle dissent, monitor…

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Our Chemical Romance with Dating Apps

Dating apps have radically reshaped the modern romance landscape. How we present ourselves and find other people on the dating market is now filtered through a digital lens. Dating Apps have turned the art of finding a partner into an online shopping experience very different from the raw, face-to-face courtship the previous generation had. But…

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The State of Facial Recognition in Australia

Our guest for this episode is Andrew McAlister, a Data Ethics & Privacy Expert. Today, Australia stands out as the only democracy to use facial recognition technology to enforce COVID-19 restrictions. The private sector is participating too. Last year, 7-Eleven in Australia collected the facial prints of 1.6 million customers without their knowledge or consent….

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Captology or Computers as Persuasive Technology- Part 3

Special thanks to Prof. Debbie Haski-Leventhal and Cameron Bogatez for sharing their experience with addictive technology for this episode. In the third and final installment of the Captology mini-series, Manal and Reinhardt examine the profound and terrifying impacts that have come from Big Tech using Capatology tactics on children, parents and the average person. In…

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Captology or Computers as Persuasive Technology- Part 2

In our second installment of the Captology mini-series Manal and Reinhardt drill down into several of the specific tactics and techniques that technologists use to hold us captive. We look at how the Like and Share buttons were not just quaint additions to the social media landscape but rather, very deliberate and slick missiles that targeted our human desire…

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Captology or Computers as Persuasive Technology – Part 1

There is a battle raging, fought without guns or bombs and not for land or resources… This is a battle for our attention. Big Tech companies are competing for our attention in clever ways and desperately want more and more. If you’re wondering why your children throw tantrums if you ask them to get off…

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Australia vs the World in Digital Rights with Angus Murray

How does Australia compare to the rest of the world on privacy and digital rights? With Angus Murray, VP of QLD Council for Civil Liberties

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“We Don’t Sell Your Data” and Other Hilarious Privacy Lies – Part 2

“Mass surveillance creates a prison to the mind” Glenn Greenwald

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