Launching Mozilla’s Core Web Literacy Curriculum and Digital Badges

It's good to see the web literacy initiative still running. I'm hoping this still continues as I believe in the value in this work. Web literacy skills like searching, remixing, and basic cyber-security are necessary for people to understand and take full advantage of all the internet has to offer. In the 21st century, these … Continue reading Launching Mozilla’s Core Web Literacy Curriculum and Digital Badges

Mark Zuckerberg: I can barely handle this CNN interview, what makes you think I can handle Congress

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg finally stepped out to respond to the questions about Facebook's role in this controversy. Wednesday evening he sat down for an interview with CNN’s Laurie Segall in which he largely repeated his PR department’s talking points. Zuckerberg clarified that he was “really sorry that this happened.” He reiterated that he believed the company made big … Continue reading Mark Zuckerberg: I can barely handle this CNN interview, what makes you think I can handle Congress

The Cambridge Analytica – Facebook Debacle: A legal primer

This post from Andrew Keene Woods on the Lawfare blog is a great legal primer on the moving parts of the debacle. Woods indicates that this was not a  'breach' of data, but it was a breach of trust. Several key takeaways from this piece by Woods: [Aleksandr] Kogan did not need to get Facebook data through the back door. … Continue reading The Cambridge Analytica – Facebook Debacle: A legal primer

The Cambridge Analytica scandal, in 3 paragraphs

This week a whistle blower came out with a scandal involving Cambridge Analytica, a British consulting firm which combines data mining, data brokerage, and data analysis with strategic communication for the electoral process. There is a complicated web of relationships that explains how Cambridge Analytica was able to harvest raw data from 50 million Facebook profiles to direct its … Continue reading The Cambridge Analytica scandal, in 3 paragraphs