Month: March 2018

The Social Media Honey Pot

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Well, we thought about our digital privacy, but then nothing bad seemed to be happening – so we stopped thinking about it. Some of us controlled what we made public, but everyone realised that everything we did online added to our profiles. Information was gathered when we used social media. It was gathered when we bought things. It was gathered when we booked holidays. And it was gathered when we searched for anything online. We […]

Germany’s Stepchildren

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It’s 6:45pm on Sunday, the 11th February. I’m reading a book that was recommended to me by my neighbour when I was staying in Jerusalem recently. The book is Germany’s Stepchildren, originally published in 1944. It surveys 200 years of the experience of Jews in Germany as described through the stories of fifteen or so people who were prominent in their period. And this is what I was reading – the beginning of the story […]