Saturday, 16 May 2009

Phone firm customers warned over data

Applications on your phone which show where you are, which road to take, or where the nearest petrol station is might be handy, but they could - in theory at least - send all your location information back to the mobile phone company. More from the BBC here and the Future of Identity in the Information Society (FIDIS) here.

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I am director of the Media and Persuasive Communication (MPC) network at Bangor University where I also lecture on political-economy of the media. I am currently working on a book provisionally titled Deconstructing Privacy for Peter Lang and leading two empirical projects in connection with privacy perception and the use of new media for smoking cessation. I am author of Creativity and Advertising: Affect, Events and Process (Routledge, 2013); The Mood of Information: A Critique of Behavioural Advertising (Continuum, 2011); and Digital Advertising (Palgrave-MacMillan, 2009). Please contact me at if you are interested in Ph.D supervision or consultancy services.