Good, Bad, and Terrible GDPR Emails

Today is Day Zero for GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), which is the European Union’s new privacy regulations—the new policy for any companies that use European residents’ personal information. The most visible result of this has been the countless emails you have probably been receiving, the majority beginning with, “We value your privacy…” FastCo has gathered what they are calling the good, the bad and …

“Seen” Points Out Words Prone to Surveillance

The idea of data surveillance can sometimes feel distant, as if it’s not actually affecting you directly. But in a new project called Seen, communications designer Emil Kozole points out how our everyday language can become prone to secret surveillance. Seen is a typeface that comes preloaded with a set of trigger words that organizations like the NSA or GCHQ often scan for when sifting …

Nine Eyes

Artist Jon Rafman's cleverly-edited Google Streetview images get a New Museum group show

Montreal-based artist Jon Rafman pores over thousands of Google Maps Streetview images, amassing the most intriguing assortment of real life literally captured on the road. Publishing a book in 2009, Rafman continues to explore how—like an admissible Peeping Tom—the Internet changes the public’s perception of personal space with his Tumblr blog Nine Eyes. A selection of photos from Nine Eyes is currently on view in …