Most of us are guilty of it. Following the acts of well known celebrities, we installed an app on our phones called “FaceApp”, which uses a headshot to create an image of what you may appear to look like when you’re much, much older. Following the rapid popularity of the app, privacy concerns started to arise, particularly some hazy areas in its privacy settings that raised some red flags. On this episode, we discuss the app and other concerns that may reside amongst the apps in our phones. Given that it’s known that nothing’s free… when we click “I agree”... what exactly are we giving up?
As of July 1st, Maryland instituted the Online Electioneering and Transparency Act, which requires companies such as Google, Facebook, Twitter and others with at least 100,000 unique monthly users to keep record of online political ads. On this episode, we dive beyond the ethics of online political ads, and discuss the ethics of regulating political ads altogether.