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Why Location Data Brokers Put All Communities At Risk

Why Location Data Brokers Put All Communities At Risk

In our continued effort to educate people about the risks from data brokers this blog post provides a list of authoritative news stories and research about a specific type of data broker that creates unique risks for people and communities: location data brokers.  ...

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Introducing the Me2B 101 Flash Guide Series

Introducing the Me2B 101 Flash Guide Series

When we started drafting the Respectful Tech Specification a couple of years ago, it was immediately obvious that we didn’t have an adequate vocabulary to describe personal experiences in the digital world—never mind measure them.  

Measuring the Ethical Behavior of Technology at RSA Conference 2021

Measuring the Ethical Behavior of Technology at RSA Conference 2021

Me2B Alliance’s Executive Director Lisa LeVasseur and Board member Cam Geer presented “Measuring the Ethical Behavior of Technology” at the 2021 RSA Conference. In this session they shared an overview of the Me2B Alliance’s ethical “yardstick” for measuring technology, and the most current learnings from its application to websites and mobile apps. If you’re new to the Me2B Alliance, this presentation is an excellent overview of our Respectful Tech Specification and preliminary testing results.

Freedom in the Digital World

Freedom in the Digital World

I’m writing this on USA’s Independence Day 2021. I’ve been thinking a lot about freedom—especially in the digital world. Mainly because it doesn’t exist there (or here, since I’m posting this online).

For some time, the Me2B Alliance has been working on easy-to-understand educational material to better convey the particular harms visited upon us through the “Invisible Parallel Dataverse”, which is mainly embodied through a vast network of entities artfully calling themselves a “media ecosystem” but which is in fact the massive infrastructure and industry of Digital Advertising.