IR15 Presentation: “Privacy and Control in Mark Zuckerberg’s Discourse on Facebook”

This week I'm attending the 15th annual conference of the Association of Internet Researchers -- IR15: Boundaries and Intersections -- in Daegu, Korea. I had the great privilege to present on a research collaboration with Dr. Anna Lauren Hoffmann, where we…

Special Issue of International Review of Information Ethics on “The Digital Future of Education”

I'm pleased to announce the publication of a special issue (full 1MB pdf) of the International Review of Information Ethics on the topic of “The Digital Future of Education”, co-edited with Johannes Britz. Here's an excerpt from our introduction, and the table of contents: Our contemporary information…

Washington Post Essay: Mark Zuckerberg’s theory of privacy

This week marks the 10th anniversary of Facebook, and to help commemorate this milestone I wrote an essay for The Washington Post that postulates an early framework of Mark Zuckerberg's theory of privacy, based on a preliminary analysis of the…

“Privacy on Twitter, Twitter on Privacy” chapter in Twitter and Society

SOIS PhD student Nick Proferes and I have published a chapter in the new book Twitter and Society, edited by Katrin Weller, Axel Bruns, Jean Burgess, Merja Mahrt, and Cornelius Puschmann. Our contribution is "Privacy on Twitter, Twitter on Privacy".  Here's our introduction:…

Ohio State University Library Colloquium: “Is Library User Privacy still Paramount in the 2.0 Era?”

I've been invited by the Ohio State University Libraries to contribute to an ongoing campus-wide series of Conversations on Morality, Politics, and Society (COMPAS). This year's theme is "Public/Private", and I will be presenting today on the topic  "Is Library User…

Banned Books Week 2013: “How Libraries Fight for Free Speech, Freedom from Surveillance, & Democratic Values”

To kick off 2013 Banned Books Week, the UW-Milwaukee School of Information Studies and UWM's Center for Information Policy Research is partnering with the Milwaukee Public Library to host a special lecture by Barbara Jones, Director of the ALA Office of Intellectual Freedom: CANARIES IN THE COAL MINE:…

Privacy Week 2013 with Dr. Kelly Gates: The Computational Work of Policing

Join the Center for Information Policy Research and the UWM Libraries for a special lecture by Dr. Kelly Gates (Communication, UC-San Diego) in celebration of Choose Privacy Week, an annual initiative of the American Library Association that invites the public…

iConference 2013: Workshop on Information Privacy, Ethics Scholarship in Action

Next week I will be attending iConference 2013, hosted by the College of Information at the University of North Texas, and presented by the iSchools organization, a worldwide collective of 39 Information Schools. The theme of the conference is “Scholarship…

Chronicle: “As Libraries Go Digital, Sharing of Data Is at Odds With Tradition of Privacy”

The Chronicle of Higher Education has published an excellent article by Marc Parry on “As Libraries Go Digital, Sharing of Data Is at Odds With Tradition of Privacy," noting that as libraries are beginning to collect and share patron data…

Loyola Digital Ethics presentation: “The Ethics of Twitter Research: A Topology of Disciplines, Methods and Ethics Review Boards”

Today I have the great privilege of presenting the preliminary results of a research project exploring the ethics of Twitter-based research, co-authored with Nick Proferes, at the second annual International Symposium on Digital Ethics, hosted by the Center for Digital…