ETHICS & HAPPINESS
I hope you've had a bright start to 2018!
I've been holding off on writing this year's first newsletter because I wasn't sure where to kick off...
But in the last week or so, having been asked to get involved in a CNN interview (out February) and a Guardian event (news to come...) exploring ethics and responsibility in biometrics and the media, I thought this might be a good place to start.
If you've been following the trends on fake news, social media manipulation and data privacy, you'll know that they've been garnering a lot of attention in the press this month.
From the results of a massive study (1 million US students) showing the damaging effects of too much screentime, to a provocative UK survey revealing that 1/4 Brits no longer trust social media for news, it seems as though we're wising up to the ways in which technology can influence our behaviours, and we're joining the conversation about what this means for our lives and our future.
With the GDPR (EU General Data Protection Regulation) set to make big changes in data privacy regulation on the 25th May, I suspect that 2018 will mark a significant turning point not only for tech companies, but also for publishers, content creators and users alike.
With more of us actively engaging in the question of how our technology is impacting us, and what we can do about it, in this month's TOP 5 I've linked to some of the most illuminating, provocative and insightful pieces I've found that explore these themes.
I hope you enjoy them!
Nathalie Nahai - The Web Psychologist Ltd.