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

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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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US regulator scraps net neutrality rules that protect open internet | Technology | The Guardian Tags: ITGS, net neutrality, policiesandstandards, peopleandmachines, politics and government Posted from Diigo. The rest of ITGSonline group favorite links are here.

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Former Facebook executive: social media is ripping society apart | Technology | The Guardian “Chamath Palihapitiya, who was vice-president for user growth at Facebook before he left the company in 2011, said: “The short-term, dopamine-driven feedback loops that we have created are destroying how society works. No civil discourse, no cooperation, misinformation, mistruth.”” Tags: ITGS, […]

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How white engineers built racist code – and why it’s dangerous for black people | Technology | The Guardian “The lack of answers the Jacksonville sheriff’s office have provided in Lynch’s case is representative of the problems that facial recognition poses across the country. “It’s considered an imperfect biometric,” said Garvie, who in 2016 created […]

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Google’s AI knows when a stranger is looking at your phone – The Verge “Ever get the feeling someone is looking over your shoulder at your phone? Well, you might not have to worry about that in the future: Google’s researchers have developed an AI tool that can spot when someone is sneaking a peek […]

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Don’t just teach kids to code – teach them to question Facebook and Google | John Harris | Opinion | The Guardian Tags: ITGS, facebook, coding, education, internet Posted from Diigo. The rest of ITGSonline group favorite links are here.

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