Japanese Government Enacted a Law against Cyberbullying: how to put this to an end?

September 21, 2020 The virus takes lives away, and so does the cyberbullying. In the year of 2020, while the face-to-face contact is lessened, the online social interaction has drawn more attentions than usual. On May 23, there was one death report that attracted people’s attention: A 22-year-old Japanese wrestler was died — not because of corona — but as a victim…

A Marriage from Hell

Written by: Akif Aliyev Its 9am on a March morning when I wake up and instinctively roll to my side, pick up my phone and begin my morning routine of mindless social media scrolling just like millions of others around the world. A practice so regular and subconscious at this point that one seldom questions why this must be the very first…

Podcast: #DigitalOptimists with Stefan Buijsman (Privacy Issues Episode)

I am having a conversation with my friend Stefan Buijsman who is the youngest Ph.D. of the Netherlands and Sweden (obtained it at the age of 20). He has written numerous books about mathematics and Artificial Intelligence and he is an optimist when it comes to technological developments and social media. We discuss whether WhatsApp is as private and encrypted as it…

Eye-Tracking: Identifying Criminals to Sexual Orientation

I wanted to end my blog posts with a nice overview of what I have been up to, what my focuses were in the past blogs and connect them all under one umbrella, however, as you will see while reading further, I decided to go with something else. I have been focusing on different digital tools, smart technologies that are increasingly being implemented…

All Is Fair In Love & Cookies

Red Heart in Binary

The story of our lifetimes is how intentionally, by design, a number of institutions – both governmental and corporate – realized it was in their mutual interest to conceal their data collection activities in order to increase the breadth and depth of their sensory networks 

Edward Snowden on JRE #1368

I’ll be honest with you, I have a thing for the nitty-gritty of controversies. The issue of privacy on social media has been the talk of the town, but what exactly does privacy mean to us in this post-digital era and how are we and the corporations we populate taking responsibility for our virtual homes on the WWW.