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Social Isolation and Disrupted Privacy

Impacts of COVID-19 on Adolescent Girls in Humanitarian Contexts

Sarah Baird, Sarah Alheiwidi, Rebecca Dutton, Khadija Mitu, Erin Oakley, Tassew Woldehanna, and Nicola Jones

Introduction COVID-19 and government responses to contain it will have multi-dimensional effects on adolescent girls’ wellbeing in the short and long term. One area of concern is the simultaneous increase in lack of privacy and heightened

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Alexa, Affect, and the Algorithmic Imaginary

Addressing Privacy and Security Concerns Through Emotional Advertising

Linda Kopitz

As millions of customers across the world invite digital voice assistants into their homes, the public debate has increasingly centered on security and privacy concerns connected to the use of the device. Drawing on Tania Bucher’s work at the intersection between technology and everyday experience, this article proposes an understanding of an algorithmic imaginary of Alexa-enabled devices as explicitly nonthreatening in its ordinariness, positive potential, and gendered presence. As a case study, this article uses commercials for Alexa-enabled devices as a starting point: Instead of foregrounding the functionality and thereby the algorithmic intelligence underlying the voice assistant, these commercials focus on an affective potential as a narrative strategy to address privacy and security concerns. By connecting everyday interactions with emotional and empowering narratives, the way Alexa is portrayed as an embodied object functions as a balance to the equally public and publicized understanding of digital voice assistants as threats.

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“Can You Really See What We Write Online?”

Ethics and Privacy in Digital Research with Girls

Ronda Zelezny-Green

for the protection of their privacy. The second underexplored area of children’s cell phone use is research that focuses on girls (for exceptions see Zelezny-Green 2014 ; Mokake 2009 ). The appropriation of technology by people is shaped by

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Claudia Mitchell and Ann Smith

measures being taken to curb the global transmission of COVID-19. The increasing lack of privacy in the home furthers the practice of cultural forms of patriarchy that lead to violence. Local and international NGOs, government ministries, and researchers

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Olga Zdravomyslova and Elena Onegina

’ clear desire for privacy and independence, fuelled by the pandemic's increasingly rapid invasion of their digital space, reinforces the understanding of freedom as autonomy, as the desire “to live the way I want.” Concluding Remarks The

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From a Bendy Straw to a Twirly Straw

Growing up Disabled, Transnationally

Shilpaa Anand

her daughter has been surfing porn sites on her laptop and, to her utter dismay, Laila tells her that she has invaded her privacy. Her mother was clueless about the fact that Laila had begun to explore her sexuality when they were in Delhi. Laila

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From Risk to Resistance

Girls and Technologies of Nonviolence

Laurel Hart

hand and its potential for online harassment and the loss of privacy on the other. In their consideration of harassment in social media and online communities, Suzanne Dunn, Julie Lalonde, and Jane Bailey, in “Terms of Silence: Weaknesses in Corporate

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Adolescent Girls with Disabilities in Humanitarian Settings

“I Am Not ‘Worthless’—I Am a Girl with a Lot to Share and Offer”

Emma Pearce, Kathryn Paik, and Omar J. Robles

likely to occur within the home, placing girls with disabilities who are dependent on other family members at greater risk. In refugee camps in Ethiopia, caregivers also raised concerns about the privacy and dignity of girls with profound disabilities who

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From Selfies to Sexting

Tween Girls, Intimacy, and Subjectivities

Antonio García-Gómez

ethical responsibility as researchers. First, we ensured the anonymity and, therefore, the privacy of the girls in our using their self-selected pseudonyms and in offering no personal references. Second, with regard to my analytical and ethical position

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Heather Fitzsimmons Frey

unexpected difference in the culturally appropriate venue of a fancy dress ball, or like BA, in the relative privacy of a drawing-room theatrical performed among family members and friends. Although I could not ask BA, of course, to expand on her comments to