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January 28 marks Data Privacy Day

Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data and Enabling Trust is the theme for Data Privacy Day (DPD), an international effort held annually on January 28 to create awareness about the importance of privacy and protecting personal information.

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Keep What's Private, Private

There are no true secrets online.

You exist in digital form all over the Internet: It’s important to ensure the digital you matches what you are intending to share. It is also critical to guard your privacy — not only to avoid embarrassment, but also to protect your identity and finances.

You can take specific steps to protect your online information, identity, and privacy:

Use a unique password for each site. Hackers often use previously compromised information to access other sites. Choosing unique passwords keeps that risk to a minimum.

Obsolete iPods and Mobile Learning

In his latest blog post for Inside Higher Ed, Joshua Kim discusses what our collections of obsolete iPods tell us about the future of mobile learning. Kim is director of digital learning initiatives at the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL).

Read the full story, which was published in Inside Higher Ed on 1/11/17.
 

The AI that Can Tell Advertisers When You're Willing to Switch Brands

Quotes Sydney Finkelstein, the Steven Roth Professor of Management, from an opinion piece originally published on BBC where he argued that carefully curated algorithms that predict our behavior might be making us narrow-minded by limiting our options.

Read the full story, which was published in the Daily Mail on 1/9/17.

Online Learning Confusion in an Otherwise Excellent 'Revenge of Analog'

In his latest blog post for Inside Higher Ed, Joshua Kim discusses the book The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter by David Sax. Kim is director of digital learning initiatives at the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL).

Read the full story, published on 12/19/16, in Inside Higher Ed.

The Couples Who Share Tech

In his latest blog post for Inside Higher Ed, Joshua Kim discusses whether higher ed couples are less likely than civilians to share their technology. Kim is director of digital learning initiatives at the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL).

Read the full story, published on 12/18/16, in Inside Higher Ed.

Dartmouth Professor Selected for Prestigious Fellowship

Hany Farid, chair and professor of computer science, has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. Farid received the distinction for his work in digital forensics, which has included the development of programs that identify and flag child pornography and terrorist propaganda.

Read the full story, published on 12/16/16, in the Valley News.

The Heart-Wrenching Image You Shared from Aleppo Might Be a Fake. Here's What You Can Do

Quotes Hany Farid, chair and professor of computer science, in an article about how as the Syrian army closed in on Aleppo and pushed the rebels out of their last remaining enclaves, Twitter and Facebook have been flooded with photos claiming to show atrocities, but some viral images have turned out to be fake.

Read the full story, published on 12/16/16, in Quartz.

Facebook Is Fighting Back Against Fake News With PolitiFact as a Partner

Quotes Brendan Nyhan, professor of government, about how Facebook's new program to reduce the number of times that fake news is shared and viewed was overdue. "Their actions are a belated recognition of the lucrative market in fake news they helped create," Nyhan said. "With that said, the steps Facebook announced seem potentially effective. At this point, I'd like to see how well they work."

Higher Ed and 'The 100-Year Life'

In his latest blog post for Inside Higher Ed, Joshua Kim discusses the book The 100-Year Life: Living and Working in An Age of Longevity by Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott. Kim is director of digital learning initiatives at the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL).

Read the full story, which was published 12/11/16 in Inside Higher Ed.
 

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