Articles Tagged : privacy
February 2, 2021 · 3 min read
Lockdown and homeschool have vastly accelerated the move to online learning for my family as well as many others.
While I am very much a technophile - I have long had some concerns about the more dystopian aspects of our technology.
When I first started using the internet is was very new and (it now seems) somewhat naive, there was a belief that the internet would transcend boundaries, “route around” censorship, and bring us all closer.
It did indeed do all those things - but it now seems to have been a Faustian pact where the terms of the promise were fulfilled but not in the way initially expected....
February 1, 2021 · 5 min read
In the current circumstances it seems like we cannot avoid failing our children in some ways: we are merely trying to choose which harm is least. In the emergency to get online education up and running many matters have had less scrutiny than would be normal.
I think it’s worth flagging up some compromises that have been made (even if only for the sake of clarifying my own thoughts)....