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

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Phishers steal San Diego school data going back to 2008 / Boing Boing “After a successful phishing attack that captured over 50 accounts, hackers stole 500,000 records from the San Diego Unified School District, for staff, current students, and past students going all the way back to 2008; including SSNs, home addresses and phone numbers, […]

The Internet- what you gain and lose.

In Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free, Cory Doctorow states his third Law, “Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free, People Do”. Information itself is a priceless object that people want to as it can change lives but technology has made it much cheaper, meaning that it is easier to release it. This has happened because […]

In the continuation of Cory Doctorow’s book Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free, I continue on about Doctorow’s Second Rule, “Fame won’t make you rich, but you can’t get paid without it”. This might be contradictory to the title but in essence, it means that being famous doesn’t always come with money but with a […]

Lyrebird is a website that allows you to create a voice replication of your own voice. They create voice replication by making you read out sentences 30 times and load that into their database to create a voice replication of your own. You would be able to type anything into the program and the voice […]

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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 […]

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