About: Mariel García-Montes

Website: http://faeriedevilish.com
Bio: Mariel García-Montes is a public interest technology capacity builder and researcher from Mexico. Her main topics of interest are privacy and information security, social exclusions in technology and participatory processes. Most recently, Mariel was a graduate student at the Comparative Media Studies program at MIT, and a research assistant at the Center for Civic Media at the MIT Media Lab. There, she worked at the Codesign Studio and the Design Justice project, and wrote a thesis on tensions in organizational approaches to work on youth and privacy issues in the Americas. Mariel has worked in communications, instructional design and research around open data, privacy and security, strategic communications and other digital literacies for organizations in Mexico and around the world. She is a philosophy graduate from the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Mariel loves passionate opinions in the intersections of technology and society, creative communications efforts, random acts of kindness, passport stamps… and both eating and dancing salsa.

Posts by Mariel García-Montes:

Should we Kik anonymous messaging to the curb?

Posted on: 12 Nov 2018

Kik is a messaging app launched by Canadian company Kik Interactive in 2010. It is free of monetary cost to users, but is not a basement operation; Kik Interactive has received over $120 million in rounds of traditional funding, on top of a 2017 initial coin offering of $100 million. Its main difference from other messaging services such as WhatsApp …