Children, smartphones and the surveillance economy

Posted by Jacob Hughes on Oct 19, 2020 2:29:57 PM

For many children, smartphones are a gateway to greater independence and a more fulfilling social life. But smartphones can also open up a child’s life to the intrusive tracking, profiling and targeting that are table stakes for life in our digital world, potentially in ways that go beyond just advertising. Here, I’ll explore how smartphones are used by companies to legally surveil minors and what can be done to help children stay protected from the excesses of the surveillance economy.

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Topics: Children and smartphones, Surveillance capitalism

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