Bookmark: "Browsing Histories"

Sebastian Greger


“Browsing Histories” is a journalistic illustration of how even the most barebone meta data trail created while using the internet gives away identity, interests, and more:

[…] the electronic communication transactional records, or the communication data – such as the numbers dialed, recipients of text messages sent, IP addresses of the devices involved, and particularly records of web domains visited – sometimes reveal more than the content itself […]

The project (by Tactical Tech and Share Lab) demonstrates step-by-step how the trace of webpages visited by one user, as they are collected in the browser history but may also be intercepted by (for instance) a WiFi provider, can be assembled into a rich story about that person.

I'm Sebastian, Sociologist and Interaction Designer. This journal is mostly about bringing toge­ther social science and design for inclusive, privacy-focused, and sustainable "human-first" digital strategies. I also tend to a "digital garden" with carefully curated resources.

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