6 Challenges of the digital public space

Privacy and Security




Chapter 5 focused on ownership and transactions as a fundamental aspect of human interaction and culture, which is being affected by digital public spaces and related technologies. The discussion mainly focused on potential benefits conveyed by new contexts, although we touched on potential negative effects. This chapter and Chapter 7, in contrast, will examine two areas of digital life which are raising particular concern amongst both researchers and the general public. While the tone of this book so far has been generally optimistic with regard to digital public space, we should take care to examine as cautionary examples areas which might have significant negative impact ...

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