Monday, 25 July 2011

Phone hacking and decentralization

Light Blue Touchpaper, a collective of security researchers, from Cambridge provide interesting insight into the recent phone hacking debacle. Linking trends between the rise of blagging (obtaining personal data or information without the consent) and decentralized data access, they indicate here that such abuses will only increase.

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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.