Play the privacy game

Yishay sez, "A new game which looks at how much personal information people are willing to reveal freely online and its cost to them, has been launched by The Open University Business School. This game enables you to explore issues relating to surveillance encountered in everyday life. The Open University Business School has developed this game for the 2012 ESRC Festival of Social Science in collaboration with Play with Learning Ltd and the OU's Open Media Unit."

Secret or sharing? Play our Privacy Game (Thanks, Yishay!)



  1. You can play against AI without loging in.

    I tried it, and it plays like dominoes.  If you were to remove the random text describing the nature of information associated with the piece you are playing, it becomes a simple game in which you play a rectangle with three numbers on it, where each number has a color. By matching the colors you earn score equal to the sum of the numbers. That’s it. I left it feeling confused whether this was really it, or whether there was some other motivation behind the game (perhaps see how many people log in through Facebook to play it?)…

  2. I refuse to use any online service like facebook that delves into my surfing habits and so forth. If I have to download a program for an application, they can forget about it. I was assaulted by a full page survey yesterday when I was navigating away from boingboing and I just kept navigating. People who I wast to know my habits already know my habits. I admit that I didn’t play the game. Those things can also be trojans.

  3.  I’m glad to know I wasn’t the only one who got that survey page.  It seemed a very odd thing to encounter a re-direct here on boingboing.

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