Breaking Free: Building a Business Beyond Social Media

Big tech platforms are now as important as the postal service, bank loans, telephony and other essential services that businesses build their operations around. Here I explain what big tech dependency means, but also how to get out of the rabbit hole. Why? Since the last decade, many content-driven businesses have gone fully digital. This shift has inevitably tied them to platforms managed by tech companies or made them dependent on big tech companies.

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In the digital world, you have to present your driver’s license.

That can only mean one thing: No more anonymity. Many countries are considering age controls for internet use. This is to ensure that children are protected from the wild things on the internet. But is this really about protecting children or collecting data?

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3 easy steps to start your digital PRVCY journey

In a world that is constantly changing due to technology, keeping yourself safe online is not just something you learn, but a smart move that can really make you successful. These 3 tips are variations of the cybersecurity measures that big tech companies are taking to ensure the protection of their business data.

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Smile, the police are watching you on camera

You've probably noticed the CCTV cameras sprouting up everywhere, on city streets and in public places. Yes, these insidious Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras have become the new police in our lives. Since the development of technology, police departments around the world are finding new ways to find criminals, but now we are all suspects.

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10 years of lessons: Thank you Edward

Edward Snowden coined the topic of digital PRVCY because he believes that everyone deserves a separation between their private life and their right to intimacy. Snowden has been warning about the rapid advances in surveillance technology since 2013, ten years ago, and today we want to commemorate his commitment to digital privacy.

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Exploring SMAT: A Social Media Analysis Toolkit for Activists, Journalists, and Researchers

In 2020, Mozilla Firefox announced the Social Media Analysis Toolkit (SMAT), which addresses the challenges of manipulated online discourse. Co-developed by Mozilla Fellow Emmi Bevensee, it is a free, easy-to-use and open-source tool designed to analyze digital conversations. SMAT is designed to help activists, journalists, researchers and other non-profit organizations with censorship by analyzing and visualizing harmful online trends such as hate, misinformation and disinformation.

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