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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 Real Name Fallacy – The Coral Project “Yet the balance of experimental evidence over the past thirty years suggests that this is not the case. Not only would removing anonymity fail to consistently improve online community behavior – forcing real names in online communities could also increase discrimination and worsen harassment.” Tags: ITGS, anonymity, […]

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Methbot: a $3M-$5M/day video ad-tech fraud / Boing Boing “”Methbot” that generated $3M-$5M by creating 6,000 fake websites to embed videos in, then generating convincing bots that that appeared to watch 300,000,000 videos/day — running virtual instances of various browsers (mostly Chrome) on virtual machines running MacOS X, from a huge pool of IP addresses” […]

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The Mirai Botnet Isn’t Easy to Defeat | WIRED ““It’s accelerating because there’s a wide-open, unprotected landscape that people can go to,” says Chris Carlson, vice president of product management at Qualys. “It’s a gold rush to capture these devices for botnets.”” Tags: ITGS, malware, internet of things, security, system, botnet – By dr tech […]

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Google, democracy and the truth about internet search | Technology | The Guardian “Are Jews evil? How do you want that question answered? This is our internet. Not Google’s. Not Facebook’s. Not rightwing propagandists. And we’re the only ones who can reclaim it.” Tags: ITGS, google, truth, internet, search, filter bubble, integrity – By dr […]

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Blue Feed, Red Feed – WSJ.com “To demonstrate how reality may differ for different Facebook users, The Wall Street Journal created two feeds, one “blue” and the other “red.” If a source appears in the red feed, a majority of the articles shared from the source were classified as “very conservatively aligned” in a large […]

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A.I. Experiments Tags: AI, GOOGLE, experiments, artificial, ITGS, peopleandmachines Programmers are having a huge discussion about the unethical and illegal things they’ve been asked to do | IFLScience “”Let’s decide what it means to be a programmer,”Martin says in the video. “Civilization depends on us. Civilization doesn’t understand this yet.” His point is that in […]

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New AI algorithm taught by humans learns beyond its training “This figure compares a traditionally trained algorithm to Aarabi and Guo’s heuristically trained neural net.” Tags: ITGS, algorithms, ai, training, humans, heuristics – By dr tech Posted from Diigo. The rest of ITGSonline group favorite links are here.

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Tech is disrupting all before it – even democracy is in its sights | Technology | The Guardian “It was robot accounts that caused “#TrumpWon” to trend after each TV debate and allowed Trump to claim “victory”.” Tags: ITGS, algorithms, twitter, politics and government, disruption – By dr tech Cambridge students build a ‘lawbot’ to […]

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Admiral to price car insurance based on Facebook posts | Technology | The Guardian “Admiral Insurance will analyse the Facebook accounts of first-time car owners to look for personality traits that are linked to safe driving. For example, individuals who are identified as conscientious and well-organised will score well. Facebook forces Admiral to pull plan […]

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‘Dyre’ malware re-surfaces as ‘TrickBot’, targets Australian banks • The Register “Fidelis malware mangler Jason Reaves says the TrickBot malware has strong code similarities to the Dyre trojan, a menace that ripped through Western banks and businesses in the US, the UK, and Australia, inflicting tens of millions of dollars in damages through dozens of […]

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