This week Broadcast Media Studies students have launched the first episode of their talk show titled Conversations. The show will air every Wednesday afternoon and will be focused on technology and what impact it has on our lives.
Last Wednesday, Jo Horwood hosted the first episode of the show and talked to Mount Royal University professor, Peter Ryan, about cyber security, personal privacy and how to keep your information safe.
In the early days of social media, apps started collecting our data. Now, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the like have a data base of every single user. Also, the media concentration changes and apps are being bought up. By buying the new apps, organizations get the right to link the data that they’ve got from those apps.
“When you sign up for any of those apps that you have on your phone and are wonderful to use because they are very convenient, you agree to terms of services. But they might also include giving your data to a third party,” said Peter Ryan outlining that it is important to read the terms of services or end user license agreement.
To learn more about why do apps collect our data and what they use it for, and also how to keep it safe, check out the first episode of Conversations on CMRU.ca.