Networked: Carabella On the Run (2009)
Preserving your privacy on Facebook:
Use privacy settings for more control over who has access to what information about you in a social network; it’s important to know who your friends are online. [#3, #13]. Be aware of viral marketing campaigns and how they persuade you to part with personal information. [#10]
How companies track you online:
The more information a company can learn online about you and your preferences, the better it can market directly to YOU. Many businesses secretly collect information about your online behavior to use—or sell to others to use—to target you. [#11, #12]
Finding anonymity online:
Is it possible to hide in a networked world even if you want to? [#23]
How to Play
Make your selections based on what you would choose for yourself. Read the Privacy Tips and Get Wise as you play to find out more. The highest score you can get is 100; the lowest is -100. How did you do?
“Winning” means helping Carabella preserve the privacy of her personal information and still enjoy being a member of the community.
Play the game again and make choices based what is most convenient, or what you’ve learned so far, or what you’d do if you were really paranoid. Use the Back button to investigate tradeoffs – how does your score change if you make different choices?
Carabella Goes To College was made possible by generous grants from the Amazon Alexa Internet cy pres fund and the Rose Foundation’s Consumer Privacy Rights Fund. Carabella also thanks the creative team and volunteers for giving her such an interesting life, and also thanks the Shidler Center for Law, Commerce, and Technology at the University of Washington for placing two such accomplished law students as PrivacyActivism interns!
You will experience and learn about:
- being tracked and monitored online and how to surf anonymously to avoid these privacy perils
- how the record industry’s use of copy-prevention technology is restricting how you can listen to music you buy, and what you can do about this privacy and fair use issues with peer-to-peer networks and online
- subscription services copyright and the current threats to fair use of digital music