Articles

Some great and helpful articles from the Ethical Design Network community members. 

Can Twitter get even more toxic?

DISCLAIMER: I live in the United States, so I wrote this article from an American perspective. I really hope it is better in other countries. I know, this is totally a clickbait title, but I am serious: Elon Musk's purchase of Twitter may signal a new low for the...

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The loss of privacy and its dire consequences

I often lament the loss of online privacy and complain about how data brokers possess way too much information about all of us. They are ready to sell it to the highest bidder, that will then provide "personalized" advertisements. Sure, it is easy enough to ignore...

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Conquer the cookie monster

This is Part 3 of a series on digital privacy…or the lack thereof In part 1 we talked about types of cookies and their purpose, and in part 2 we looked at some of the things you can do to protect your online privacy. Now, we turn our look at the infamous “cookie...

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Protect your Online Privacy

This is Part 2 of a series on digital privacy…or the lack thereof In part 1 of the series, we discussed how every time you are online your activities are tracked through small pieces of data injected in your browser, called cookies. Why do companies collect all this...

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Who Loves Cookies?

Photo by Vyshnavi Bisani on Unsplash This is Part 1 of a series on digital privacy…or the lack thereof Apparently very few people like digital cookies. About 93% of American users wish to control their personal data but only 3% of them have an understanding of digital...

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Book Review – Do Good Design

I consider myself an Ethical Designer, striving to apply my principles to my work. Many of your reading this probably are. Ethical design is a trendy topic, and thank goodness for that. However, this is not a new idea. In fact, many designers have been talking about...

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Newsletters

The Ethical Design Network sends out a monthly newsletter. These are our latest newsletters. 

#3 Your August ED Network Newsletter

With the summer holiday over for some of us, it's time to start looking towards the second half of 2022. Our (growing — whoop) Ethical Design Network is gearing up with some new initiatives — one being announced in this newsletter — and we're super excited to keep you...

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#2 Your Monthly ED Network Newsletter

This was not meant to be a difficult newsletter to write. I had scheduled myself to write it on the 4th of July, and it would be business as usual (as “usual” as it gets when this is only the second newsletter that we send out). But that changed. On the 3rd of July,...

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Event Recordings

The Ethical Design Network hosts a monthly event, here are the latest event recordings: