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Hackers warn Iran: ‘Don’t mess with our elections’ | World news | The Guardian “Hackers have attacked networks in a number of countries including data centres in Iran, where they left the image of a US flag on screens along with a warning: “Don’t mess with our elections”, the Iranian IT ministry said on Saturday. […]

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How Dark Patterns Trick You Online – YouTube Tags: ITGS, dark patterns, UI, user, experience, lock in Facebook being used to ‘incite real harm’ in Myanmar, says Zuckerberg: Report – Channel NewsAsia “”The Myanmar issues have, I think, gotten a lot of focus inside the company,” he told Vox as he went on to detail […]

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Invisible, targeted infrared light can fool facial recognition software into thinking anyone is anyone else / Boing Boing “documenting a tool for fooling facial recognition software by shining hat-brim-mounted infrared LEDs on the user’s face, projecting CCTV-visible, human-eye-invisible shapes designed to fool the face recognition software. “ Tags: facial, recognition, ai, privacy, anonymity, ITGS – […]

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‘I made Steve Bannon’s psychological warfare tool’: meet the data war whistleblower | News | The Guardian Tags: ITGS, facebook, election, algorithm, tracking, reliability The Guardian view on free speech online: let law decide the limits | Editorial | Opinion | The Guardian “The standards by which the internet is controlled need to be open […]

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The tyranny of algorithms is part of our lives: soon they could rate everything we do | John Harris | Opinion | The Guardian Tags: ITGS, algorithm, bias, privacy and anonymity, data mining Posted from Diigo. The rest of ITGSonline group favorite links are here.

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Are ‘You’ Just Inside Your Skin or Is Your Smartphone Part of You? Tags: ITGS, tethered, smartphone, people and machines Posted from Diigo. The rest of ITGSonline group favorite links are here.

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After industry adopts open video standards, MPEG founder says the end is nigh / Boing Boing “The triumph of open standards has manifestly demoralized Chiariglione, who grudgingly admits that a combination of rent-seeking by MPEG members and legal threats from patent trolls has spelled the end of the “business model” of creating standards for the […]

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Software ‘no more accurate than untrained humans’ at judging reoffending risk | US news | The Guardian “The algorithm, called Compas (Correctional Offender Management Profiling for Alternative Sanctions), is used throughout the US to weigh up whether defendants awaiting trial or sentencing are at too much risk of reoffending to be released on bail. Since […]

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Eyes Above The Waves: The Fight For Patent-Unencumbered Media Codecs Is Nearly Won Tags: ITGS, media, fight, codec, formats, opensource Posted from Diigo. The rest of ITGSonline group favorite links are here.

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Meltdown and Spectre: ‘worst ever’ CPU bugs affect virtually all computers | Technology | The Guardian “Serious security flaws that could let attackers steal sensitive data, including passwords and banking information, have been found in processors designed by Intel, AMD and ARM. The flaws, named Meltdown and Spectre, were discovered by security researchers at Google’s […]

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