Hacktivism is generally the act of gaining access to data and/or networks for a political or social motiviation. While hacktivism can employ illegal tactics to reach this goal, should it be defined as malicious? The crime they commit is essentially an act of curiousity, a yearning to know more, to learn more, and to share… Continue reading HACKTIVISTS: Knowledge gives you freedom, and this we will bestow.
This week’s lecture discussed social media being used as a tool to organise revolutions, however the key message wasn’t the #mena #arabspring or #maidan revolutions, bur rather it revolved around censorship, how social media can be used to get around it. The internet, being an anarchic environment, allows for anyone to participate. There are no in built filters,… Continue reading Connectivity is Power
The internet is essentially a giant surveillance platform – everything is recorded and nothing is discarded. Data collection, however, can be a scary thing. In Australia, we are all subjected to the Mass Data Retention Scheme, which holds all our metadata for two years. Now holding a singular piece of metadata doesn’t seem too worrying, but the aggregation… Continue reading Surveillance for Cyberwar
I find the most interesting aspect of the iOT to be the data collection and aggregation. It is going to lead the future of marketing into a really interesting space as the vast amounts of metadata that organisations are able to collect and process through these devices will result in a wealth of material, which… Continue reading iOT and Data
We all utilise the internet, capitalising on ‘free’ nature of the system. However, in exchange for free use of closed internet services such as Facebook or google, these networks collect our metadata, taking a data tax if you will. That doesn’t seem too scary on the surface, but if you look into it a bit more,… Continue reading THE INTERNET IS FREE, or is it?
The arrival of the telegraph created a revolutionised reality for information. No longer were we required to physically move the message to the location it was being delivered to – whether that involved going and verbally communicating face to face, or writing a letter to be delivered, the message could only reach its destination through… Continue reading Digitising our Life
Heya! I’m Elysse. This is my fourth year at uni, where hopefully I’ll get a Bachelor of Creative Arts at the end of the journey. With a major in Graphic Design and (hopefully) Music, as well as a minor in Digital Media and Communication. TL;DR? Basically, I keep myself busy. If the reading for this week… Continue reading LIVE FOR NOW. [#DIGC202 intro]