Biased pictures in media

Lisa Wade from Sociological Images posted an article about the pictures of black men used by media are biased.

In recent time there several incidences where unarmed black men had been killed by white men or police officers. The last one occurred just a few days ago. The picture the media presented by the media led to a twitter campaign with the hashtag #IFTHEYGUNNEDMEDOWN. Where people posted two pictures of themselves, one which would lead to a positive impression and one with a negative connotation, asking which one would the media use if they where shot by the police. Continue reading

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All magic comes with a price

Privacy has been an issue lately. But if you want to have privacy, it’s not that easy. One can set a “do not track” setting in your browser but as it turns out, it’s worthless. Yahoo announced that it will not respect the users whishes because they think a personalized web is the best.

Today I read the following tweet by Shelia Cotton:

The linked article describes a study by Janet  Vertesi,  an Assistant Professor as a sociologist of science and technology at Princeton University. She tried to hide her pregnancy for the whole 9 month from companies. Many people say, if you want your privacy, just op out. The experience of this study shows, it is possible but it comes with a price. And you might even end up as a suspected criminal because one can think you have something to hide. In fact you have even it is not related to any criminal intend.
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