What Privacy Online Really Means to Teens — K@W Reply

KeyboardPrivacyButton650Perhaps youth care about privacy much more than we routinely give them credit for.  In a nice piece published by Wharton (an SMU research partner institution), we hear dana boyd share her observations.

Young people, Boyd said, choose to privatize certain material either because they think it is embarrassing or will change the dynamics of their relationships. At the same time, they expect their audience to pay attention to the context in which they are operating — for example, the young woman who expected her mother to understand it was not appropriate to read her daughter’s posts. “I see quotes over and over again from young people saying, ‘Why are [adults on my social media site]? They don’t belong here. Don’t they understand?’ Or, ‘I wouldn’t look at their content; why are they looking at mine?’”

Privacy is about much more than just solving technical issues of access control, Boyd stated. “That is not how people live and experience privacy. Privacy is in many ways about controlling the social situation.”

via What Privacy Online Really Means to Teens — K@W.

Companies have a tricky new way to track your movement across the web | The Verge Reply

Will Internet-based activity become the new banking?  By this I mean, will these ethical lapses add up to such a great sum that people simply lose faith in such organizations?  I doubt that I have ever visited the websites for the White House, YouPorn, or the State of California (interesting combination, if you ask me), but still I find the advances (assaults?) on the borders of privacy to be unsettling.

You can read the story at:Companies have a tricky new way to track your movement across the web | The Verge.

Researchers at Princeton have uncovered a new web-tracking method that’s nearly impossible to block. It’s called “canvas fingerprinting,” and can potentially follow users between sites even if they’ve disabled more conventional methods like cookies and aren’t logged into Facebook.”


The Latest Insights on China and Its Internet Reply

This week on the For Immediate Release podcast I share a new report from We Are Social examining China’s Internet statistics.  Get the latest information on Internet penetration, urban vs, rural users, mobile access and more.  To conclude, I also share some great reports on China published this week by Economist.

Have you checked out the FIR Podcast network yet?  If not, you really should.  Shel and Neville are delivering some great content by bringing together several new and well established podcasts.  Topics include PR, digital strategy, education, thought leadership, LinkedIn and more.  So head on over to FIR and see for yourself all the great content.


Navigating the Digital Age: On the Red Dot, Channel News Asia Reply

I was fortunate to share a few thoughts about multitasking and surviving in the digital age.  The program begins by looking at the recent hacking episodes here in SG, and then moves on to the digital age discussion (around 11:45).  My apologies for not being able to embed the XIN video, so please follow the link below.

Check out this great MSN video – Episode 57.

On the Red Dot

This Week in Asia: The Rise of Russia’s Online Propaganda Army Reply

This week in Asia I pick up a story from The Atlantic discussing the work of propaganda armies in Russia.  I also share findings from a Microsoft study examining enterprise collaborative software and what Asian employees want.

Though not in my Asia report, it looks like Shel and Neville have found an interesting news item on how companies are beginning to perceive risk to their corporate reputation.  Do check out the entire episode of For Immediate Release.