The Fantasy of Opting Out | The MIT Press Reader

In a world where the cost of opting out is getting constantly higher, the pressure of not to opt out is mounting. Almost every platform tells users that by opting out from cookies, link and click tracking, personal information, etc. they won’t be able to fully benefit from the platform (services). Some platforms even go […]

Credit card privacy matters: Apple Card vs. Chase Amazon Prime Rewards Visa – The Washington Post

It started with a banana. Chilling article on how your personal data is collected, cross-referenced and used for all kind of purposes. However, recent data scandals were eye-opening to a broader public and people are starting to take notice how privacy affects our daily lives in often unforeseen ways. Therefore businesses should pay close attention, […]

Apple contractors ‘regularly hear confidential details’ on Siri recordings | The Guardian

Apple has positioned itself as company that respects the privacy of their users. However, as The Guardian reports, Apple’s contractors have access to a certain percentage of all Siri-recordings. They regularly listen to confidential conversations of users, like drug deals, discussions about medical details and to even people having sex. Source: Apple contractors ‘regularly hear […]

How to treat Customer Data as a Business

Finding new potential customers is of utmost importance for every business. As a business you must maximize the chance of getting into contact with potential customers and be ready when they make a business decision. If you don’t, somebody else will be ready instead of you. Paying to spy on customers In the age of […]

qonnect and the GDPR

Now that the GDPR is a month away, companies have accelerated their efforts to meet the requirements of this new European law. There are a number of things you have to consider. First of all, you have to explain your customers what your are doing with their personal data and must do it in a […]

The Shopping Avatar

Broadly defined, an “avatar” is a virtual being that represents a user in a virtual environment. This encompasses not only complex beings created for use in online gaming but any visual representation of a user in an online community [1]. However, avatars are most popular in online gaming, since they represent successful feats of users […]