Tanya writes regularly on tech ethics, digital wellbeing, digital detox, Big Tech, screen-life balance, cybersafety, AI, persuasive tech, the attention economy and other topical issues related to the digital world.
What are ‘Dark Patterns’? Recognising and Resisting Deceptive Design
What is deceptive design and how do you recognise and resist the ‘dark patterns’ that make up its tricks and techniques?
AI-Generated Art isn’t all Dogs Doing Yoga (Sadly)
AI-generated art from DALL-E to Stable Diffusion creates bizarre and beautiful images. But what are the costs to society of tools like these?
Europe is Coming For Big Tech
The EU Digital Markets Act takes aim at the walled gardens of BIg Tech to make them more open. ‘Gatekeepers’ will be subject to tough rules.
Digital Youth Index Reveals UK Online Experiences
The UK’s annual Digital Youth Index reveals young internet users’ perceptions of their internet safety and digital wellbeing.
The Biggest Problem With DeepFakes isn’t The DeepFakes
The threat from deepfakes may not be how good they are, but that their existence undermines trust in news, playing into the hands of agents of misinformation.
Understanding Kids in the Metaverse
The merging of physical and digital for kids in the Metaverse is fraught with potential risks. The digital world was not designed for children.
Algorithms and A Levels
The use of an algorithm to award A Level grades in the UK highlighted problems of algorithmic accountability, transparency and ethics.
TikTok’s deadly challenges
Children are taking part in TikTok’s viral challenges; encouraging them to perform harmful, criminal, and sometimes deadly acts.
The battery life of your phone could affect your loan application
Is how often you drain your phone battery a good indicator of your credit worthiness? Lack of algorithmic transparency in financial services means we may not know.