This is the first in a short series of posts looking at Facebook's "Privacy Checkup" feature. This installment examines why even privacy advocates who avoid social-media sites should take time to understand it and related user experiences. The next installment will go into depth critiquing the feature itself, taking lessons... (Read more)
Are you part of the technical team? This list of resources will help you apply a design perspective to your development work.
Many regular readers of our blog have already drunk the metaphorical Kool-Aid. You know that a good user experiences is critical to an app's success; moreover, you know that when a piece of software seeks to preserve its users' privacy, a poor UX can have disastrous results.But working in a... (Read more)
The news this week has been full of stories about Apple's resistance to a court order demanding they build a custom backdoor to a phone used by one of the San Bernardino suspects.While I will leave deep analysis of the legal situation to experts of that domain, I believe that... (Read more)
Messaging with friends and colleagues is rewarding – but sharing contact information is awkward. Many people want to preserve their privacy by carefully controlling who gets their contact information, and choose not to broadcast their email address or phone number via a public Facebook or Twitter profile. Instead, they choose... (Read more)