Tag: ethics

Ethics in tech, again

This is emotional and tragic. (Stillbirth trigger warning). There is something inherently wrong if the biggest tech companies won’t or refuse to invest in building ethical tech. We’ve forgotten about the humanity. We’ve forgotten that all this tech is for people.  And that people are complex beings who are not always trigger happy. We focus

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Obligation to opt out of Facebook

Here’s an article questioning whether users should feel obligated to opt out of Facebook.  It is a topic I think about a lot and it’s easy to ignore it when life is always so busy. My trouble atm is that I’m part of many FB groups, this is probably what keeps me going back more

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Tracking after uninstalling apps

I have a problem that I want to learn so much about things and never have the time.  I’m intrigued by ethics atm and in my daily reading activities I keep coming across things that break what I feel is crossing the ethics line. Uninstall tracking may violate Apple and Google policies against ad-focused use

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A Modest Privacy Protection Proposal

I’m feeling increasingly uncomfortable about privacy and ethics of tech companies (and people!).  Mostly posting this here as a reminder for myself to revisit shortly. It’s hard to retain much privacy in the information age — the internet has a nearly perfect limitless memory and we’re placing a ton of sensitive data onto it. After being swatted in

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Designing personal life around work

The idea that business is about making money or profit now feels stupid to me. As time has passed, I realise that of course we need to make money, but what I want more of is the ability to change people’s lives. I care little about making lots of money, I’m more interested in a

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Humane Design

It’s great to see a trend of humane design happening.  This is very much aligned with ethics too.  An area that I would like to study more, and one that I believe we apply at MoT. We now live in a world of technology pervasively vying for our attention. This is causing increased levels of

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Focusing on the right or wrong things?

I may have just added another book to my pile of to read/buy stuff! If the most fundamental definition of design is to solve problems, why are so many people devoting so much energy to solving problems that don’t really exist? How can we get more people to look beyond their own lived experience? In

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