Wearable Technology, Wearable “Surveillance”

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A Google Glass User. Posted to Wikimedia Commons Loic Le Meur

Technological advances have given rise to “wearable technology,” which includes small, lightweight devices that can be attached to clothes or worn. An example is one of Google’s newer products, Google Glass, which displays information from smartphones on a pair of glasses.

This technology is the wave of the future, but it comes with serious ethical dilemmas and potential problems.

Is it worth the technological advancement?

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Hacktivism – Chaotic Good or Chaotic Danger?

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The Digital Age has given rise to a unique new type of activism, called hacktivism. One of this week’s articles defines hacktivism as “is the use of computer technology to achieve a political agenda through legally ambiguous means.”

A simple vector image of a suit. This is commonly used as the logo of Anonymous, a well-known hactivist group.

The problem is, many people disagree on whether “hackitvism” is a platform for positive social change or yet another danger of the digital age.

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