Why “notice and choice” approaches to privacy reduce our privacy

In a recently published article, we (Lemi Baruh and Mihaela Popescu) discuss the limitations of reliance on market mechanisms for privacy protection. Self-management frameworks such as "notice or choice" are inherently biased towards 1) reducing the level of privacy enjoyed by the members of the society and 2) creating privacy inequities (i.e., privacy haves and have …

“Involving Citizens In Emergency Preparedness And Response” Workshop In Istanbul

The tentative schedule for the COSMIC "Involving Citizens in Emergency Preparedness and Response Workshop", to be held in Istanbul is now ready. Involving Citizens in Emergency Preparedness and ResponseInternational WorkshopLocation: Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations, IstanbulDate: September 4, 2014; ThursdayFor further information about the workshop, please click here or here.  If you are interested in attending the conference, …

COSMIC Report on Citizens’ Involvement in Crises

COSMIC (Contribution of Social Media in Crisis Management) project partners MixLab at Koç University and Hellenic Rescue Team has drafted a report on Citizens' Involvement in Emergency Communications. The report seeks to examine the various roles that citizens may have in communications during emergencies. Also, the report maps the relationship between the use of different types …

A new book on Social Interaction Technologies, coming out soon

Here we are again with an announcement of a new book... This new book, perhaps the first of its kind, is  edited by Tatyana Dumova and Richard Fiorno and is entitled Handbook of Research on Social Interaction Technologies and Collaboration Software: Concepts and Trends. The book is expected to be out in July, 2009 from …

Societies Under Siege Conference – Presentation

About two weeks ago, an international conference entitled Societies Under Siege: Media, Government, Politics and Citizens' Freedoms in an Age of Terrorism was organized by the Faculty of Communications at Kadir Has University (organization committee chair was Dr. Banu Baybars Hawks). I also had a chance to present a paper and  revisit some of my …