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

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Why Printers Add Secret Tracking Dots “At that point, experts began taking a closer look at the document, now publicly available on the web. They discovered something else of interest: yellow dots in a roughly rectangular pattern repeated throughout the page. They were barely visible to the naked eye, but formed a coded design. After […]

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In The 2010s, We All Became Alienated By Technology “When they opened their eyes, they did indeed see that the Digital Nation had been born. Only it hadn’t set them free. They were being ruled by it. It hadn’t tamed politics. It sent them berserk. And it hadn’t brought people closer together. It had alienated […]

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Silicon Valley’s Secret Philosophers Should Share Their Work | WIRED “Marx had a point. Especially when it comes to ethics, philosophy is often better at finding complications and problems than proposing changes. Silicon Valley has been better at changing the world (even if through breaking things) than taking pause to think through the conse­quences.” Tags: […]

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Sorry, but I’ve lost my faith in tech evangelism | Opinion | The Guardian “That tacit acceptance is actually buying into the tech-deterministic narrative, though. The question we should be asking – as the legal scholar Frank Pasquale says – is whether some of these technologies should be outlawed, or at least licensed for socially […]

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The creeping threat of facial recognition Tags: ITGS, facial recognition, surveillance, algorithm Shoshana Zuboff on the Age of Surveillance Capitalism | 3 Quarks Daily Tags: ITGS, surveillance capitalism, privacy, anonymity, zuboff Amazon’s Facial Recognition Misidentified 1 in 5 California Lawmakers as Criminals – VICE “In a recent test of Amazon’s facial recognition software, the American […]

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This ‘robot lawyer’ can take the mystery out of license agreements – The Verge “These ranged from the mundane (Facebook may change its terms of service at any time) to a reminder that Facebook may store and process your data anywhere in the world, meaning it might be subject to different data protection laws. When […]

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Can Your Genetic Information Be Hacked? “Now, researchers warn that these “direct to consumer” services could be vulnerable to a sort of genetic hacking. By uploading selected DNA sequences, they say, it may be possible, for example, to pull out the genomes of most people in a database or to identify people with genetic variants […]

The Death of MOOCS is ending…

This is a MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) I designed to have at least a 50% success rate. Recent studies have shown that MOOCs that have been started up by any company or university has had the trouble of trying to get people hooked with their product. Within my MOOC, I start a platform that […]

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Google’s secret cache of medical data includes names and full details of millions – whistleblower | Technology | The Guardian “A whistleblower who works in Project Nightingale, the secret transfer of the personal medical data of up to 50 million Americans from one of the largest healthcare providers in the US to Google, has expressed […]

Hello! This we are going to talk about MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), where I have attempted to design a MOOC that will be at least 50 % successful. I have created a document outlining my targeted audience, the content that will be available, the features of my MOOC (GEARNING), and the policies and standards […]

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