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Tumblr to scan your images for #brands If you’re the sort of person who’s constantly posting photos containing #brands on social media, you might want to be aware that Tumblr wants to track you. Companies attempting to understand customer sentiment for their #brand is nothing new, but a new deal between Tumblr and Ditto Labs will go deeper by analyzing photos posted to to the blog network instead of just text. As Mashable reports, the scans won’t be used to present you with advertising “right now.” Instead, Ditto and Tumblr will be collecting information for these #brands to help their companies learn how people feel about them.

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Tumblr to scan your images for #brands
If you’re the sort of person who’s constantly posting photos containing #brands on social media, you might want to be aware that Tumblr wants to track you. Companies attempting to understand customer sentiment for their #brand is nothing new, but a new deal between Tumblr and Ditto Labs will go deeper by analyzing photos posted to to the blog network instead of just text. As Mashable reports, the scans won’t be used to present you with advertising “right now.” Instead, Ditto and Tumblr will be collecting information for these #brands to help their companies learn how people feel about them.

This week’s events in Ferguson, Missouri highlight the risks of abuse all too clearly. Police have repeatedly attempted to disrupt protests and ordered both demonstrators and press to turn off recording devices. If the California bill were in place in Missouri, these officers might deploy the government kill switch alongside tear gas and rubber bullets, using the mandated technology to stop coordination between protesters, cut off access to outside information, and shut down video recordings that can deter police misconduct.

It’s no secret that the notion of privacy is rapidly changing as we redefine boundaries in our increasingly digital lives. But how is this changing society? 

This year at SXSW, The Pew Research Center’s Internet Project plans to release new survey research findings related to privacy’s future, giving insights on what citizens and consumers expect from companies and governments when it comes to personal data. 

To learn more or vote for our panel, visit: http://bit.ly/changingprivacy

We have lift off! Our Security & Surveillance fellow, Jake Laperruque, brought his drone to work for staff to play with. 
We are in need of some flying experience. But don’t worry; we’ll keep it in our halls! ;) 
CDT has been following the use of drones, especially with regard to privacy and surveillance issues.
Are any of you concerned about drones or are you excited to see them take to the skies?

We have lift off! Our Security & Surveillance fellow, Jake Laperruque, brought his drone to work for staff to play with. 

We are in need of some flying experience. But don’t worry; we’ll keep it in our halls! ;) 

CDT has been following the use of drones, especially with regard to privacy and surveillance issues.

Are any of you concerned about drones or are you excited to see them take to the skies?