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Constant Monitoring

Companies and governments are accessing a lot of data from internet users.

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Sketch 1 (1,500 characters)

Many mobile app developers have misused app permissions and compromised on user's privacy. Many apps leak sensitive information to other apps or companies. Users do not pay much attention to privacy policies due to a lack of awareness and end up agreeing to them. Sensitive information such as location is always given to a few apps. This data may be misused. Companies in the advertising business try to gather a lot of data about users to target ads to the right audience. The ethics of this data gathering is questionable. Improvements in Artificial intelligence technology has helped in inferring information from data. Lawmakers and the public should be more aware of how their data is gathered and what implications it has. This concept does find some inspiration from the novel 1984 and how there is constant monitoring of citizens.

Sketch 2 (1,500 characters)

The increase in the number of automated devices which are connected (IoT), can also be used for surveillance and breaching privacy. AI can also be used to find out a lot about an individual. Having so many connected devices it becomes hard to have privacy.

What have you learned through this sketching process? (1,000 characters)

I have learnt how visuals can be used in the storytelling process and how each element(colours and shapes) contributes something to the mood and the emotions we want to convey. The sketching process was totally enjoyable.

Tell us more about you. (1,000 characters)

I'm an undergrad Computer Science student. I am also an indie game developer/designer.

Why are you participating in this Challenge? (750 characters)

I'm participating in this challenge because I always wanted to tell stories using visual elements. I do like the cause that this challenge wants to address.


What is your experience with the field of cybersecurity?

  • I have minimal experience and/or knowledge in the cybersecurity field.

What best describes you?

  • I’m a visual creator by hobby.

How did you hear about this OpenIDEO Challenge?

  • OpenIDEO email / social media

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  • India


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Photo of Dima Boulad

Beautiful, simple work aswini ghosh ! Dima here, I am here to support you in the process. One thing I really like about both sketches is how simple they convey the message and how careful we should be with two things: Accepting terms and conditions, and knowing how tracked our data is. A small visual feedback would just be to keep the blurry rectangle within the phone boundaries, for a nicer detailing.

Photo of aswini ghosh

Thank you for your feedback. I would surely work on the detailing.