Section Six - Additional materials
Videos, exercises, books, games, papers and so on (updated regularly)
Last updated 24-feb-2022
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Additional materials for section one - introduction to privacy
Are you a reader? Do you like letters on paper? Than we have some suggestions for you:
- Read the European Convention on Human Rights (34 pages) and look for the privacy articles (only if you hardcore!);
- Read this short essay (well, short, it is 28 pages) and we guarantee you will never, ever say agin: I have nothing to hide.
- Read this essay from Helen Nissenbaum on contextual privacy. Trust me, it is better than reading the whole book;
The website clickclickclick shows (in a fun way) the datatrail of a visit to a website.
Additional materials for section two - introduction to GDPR
Ann Cavoukian explains privacy by design in 15 minutes:
A 30 page little blue book with privacy by design strategies.
Two optional assignments:
- Go to a webshop. Register and try to determine which data you have to provide is absolutely necessary if you consider the four technical privacy by design strategies. Could the data you have to provide be minimised or abstracted?
- Try to read the terms and agreement on data processing of a platform, a webshop or an app and try to determine if you the process-oriented strategies are in place. Are you properly informed? Do you have control? Is this properly demonstrated?
Additional materials for section three - facial recognition
Are we getting emo-ji-fied? Do the game!
A good way to learn more about facial recognition is to read this summary and the complete report of the AI Now institute on facial recognition;
A video on facial recognition in China.
In the crash course we briefly mentioned that lie detectors do not work. Here is an article underlining that statement.
Some background information on anal print recognition:
- An article in Vice Magazine that states that AI can not only recognise your face, but also your butthole;
- A scientific paper in Nature reinforcing the article in Vice;
A personal hero - John Oliver - talking about facial recognition for 21 minutes:
Additional materials for section four - mind reading
An explanation video on mind reading (5 minutes):
The ideas on mind reading of Big Tech (12 minutes):
A dutch perspective on mind reading technology and privacy (13 minutes):
In section five we presented some intriguing ways to trick facial recognition software. The links to the products and initiatives are below.
- The link to the privacy visor;
- An article on clothing that disrupts auto tagging on social media;
- The great project CV Dazzle that uses makeup to fool facial recognition software
- The masks from Leo Selvaggio
- The Pixelhead Balaclava from Adafruit
- Facemasks that fool facial recognition software, including code;
- ISHU, reflecting scarf.
Some tips by 'anonymous' in this video (2 minutes):
Some other links we mentioned:
- The Go Rando project from Benjamin Grosser;
- TrackThis.Link iniative from Firefox that will swamp you with cookies (article on Variety)
If you have an itchy groin, do you tell Google or your girlfriend? Perhaps anonymous browsing isn't such a bad idea after all. Here is an article.
The work of Tijmen Schep can be found here. Special recommendations:
- Candle, a privacy-friendly smart home of the future;
- How Normal Am I, a critic on facial recognition and a way to find out how attractive you are.
And the people of Princeton created and open source IOT - inspector to help you find out what data your 'smart' home devices are sharing.
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