Monthly Archives: January 2013

Morality of Information Gathering and Censorship

            Both Morozov’s The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom and Eli Praiser’s The Filter Bubble discuss aspects of internet usage, censorship, and data collection. Morozov addresses the issue of censorship, and whether or … Continue reading

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Pariser and Morozov readings

The two readings for this week have much to say about media and its impacts on our lives. In chapter two of “The Filter Bubble” Eli Pariser outlines the new Internet developments brought about by the brilliant minds of Jeff … Continue reading

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How Personal is ‘Too Personal’?

Until this reading, I wasn’t nearly as informed on how all of the ads on search engines just so happen to be my preferred online shopping websites.  Fascinating though alarming at the same time, the personalization of technology has been … Continue reading

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Privacy Uncensored

In The Net Delusion, Morozov discusses a somewhat counter-intuitive phenomenon. One would expect that people oppressed by an authoritarian government would seek change, and in the 21st century the Internet is the best place to make change happen. So why then … Continue reading

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How much is too much?

“The most effective system of internet control is not the one that has the most sophisticated and draconian system of censorship, but the one that has no need for censorship whatsoever” (Morozov, 58). This was the first of many things … Continue reading

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Information Theft?

I found both the readings from Eli Praiser’s The Filter Bubble and Morozov’s The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom to be quite interesting and insightful. In The Filter Bubble, Eli Praiser described how the likes of Jeff … Continue reading

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The Power of Being Big Brother

The two passages we read this week from The Filter Bubble and The Net Delusion are eerily connected. Eli Pariser’s Filter Bubble explains the start up of America’s largest Internet companies and the algorithms behind their successes. The technology behind … Continue reading

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