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‘hanging out the dirty linen’ to delve into the ethics of IT’s role in society.

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The Media’s Double Standard on Privacy and Cambridge Analytica “In the fawning media coverage of the Obama campaign’s technological prowess, it did not occur to observers at the time to call this a startling invasion of privacy. And it wasn’t, or at a very minimum, the privacy risks were arguably outweighed by the benefits. A […]

Why do we all not steal?

Hi again, long time no see! I’m back with more content from our favourite book Liars and Outliers by Bruce Schneier. At the moment I am halfway through the book and oh boy does he still marvel me with his stupendous feats of analysis. Schneier continues to uncover how we human beings live together so […]

In Information Doesn’t Want to be Free, Doctorow’s Second Law states that “Fame won’t make you rich, but you can’t get paid without it”. Doctorow states that in order to be famous, the person has to be lucky, talented and a drive to succeed. But fame does not equal money as you can spend money […]

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Stop Saying Privacy Is Dead – Member Feature Stories – Medium “As privacy scholar Josh Fairfield says, while some dismiss privacy concerns by saying they have nothing to hide, we shouldn’t accept that argument from anyone wearing clothes. Or anyone who closes the bathroom door, locks her home or car, or uses password-protected accounts. Or […]

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Who should AI kill in a driverless car crash? It depends who you ask | Technology | The Guardian Tags: ITGS, ai, ethics, autonomous, people and machines Posted from Diigo. The rest of ITGSonline group favorite links are here.

Trust, more trust, and even more Trust

Hello Internet! Back again with another TRUSTworthy blog from your weekly blogger whyhello. After rafting through the rapid waters of the third chapter and almost falling through a portal of never-ending questions in the fourth,  the book “Liars and Outliers” by Bruce Schneier continuously contorts my brain in ways I could never have imagined. It […]

In the continuation of Doctorow’s First Law, in Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free, Doctorow talks about how the digital lock is only for the benefit of the publisher of the content, not the creator. In the first title, “Understanding General-Purpose Computers”, Doctorow talks about how the general-purpose computer came about in history through the […]

Mark Prensky’s article, “Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants”, he talks about how people born into the digital age, after the year 2000, called digital natives find being educated to people born before the age, before the year 2000, called digital immigrants boring. He explains that teachers who are Digital Immigrants cannot teach digital natives the same […]

In the article “Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants” by Marc Prensky, he first establishes his terms ‘Digital Natives’ and ‘Digital Immigrants’. A Digital Native is someone who has spent their entire lives surrounded by and using computers, video games, digital music players, video cams, cell phones, and all the other toys and tools of the digital […]

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The terrifying, hidden reality of Ridiculously Complicated Algorithms ““Weapons of math destruction” is how the writer Cathy O’Neil describes the nasty and pernicious kinds of algorithms that are not subject to the same challenges that human decision-makers are. Parole algorithms (not Jure’s) can bias decisions on the basis of income or (indirectly) ethnicity. Recruitment algorithms […]

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