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

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Blockchain Could Make Digital Interactions Trustworthy Again — Here’s How to Understand It “Once it’s verified, the transaction’s information, plus both your digital signature and your friend’s digital signature, are stored in a block alongside many other transactions like it. Once the block is full, it gets a hash, which is a unique code that […]

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The Guardian view on machine learning: a computer cleverer than you? | Editorial | Opinion | The Guardian “It is in the nature of AI that makers do not, and often cannot, predict what their creations do. We know how to make machines learn. But programmers do not understand completely the knowledge that intelligent computing […]

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Revealed: catastrophic effects of working as a Facebook moderator | Technology | The Guardian “A group of current and former contractors who worked for years at the social network’s Berlin-based moderation centres has reported witnessing colleagues become “addicted” to graphic content and hoarding ever more extreme examples for a personal collection. They also said others […]

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blind inventor creates ‘smart cane’ that uses google maps to navigate blind people “the weWALK cane consists of an electronic handle with a regular ‘analog’ white cane that is inserted into the bottom. it uses an ultrasonic sensor to detect any obstacles above chest level and warns the user via a vibrating handle.” Tags: ITGS, […]

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They told us DRM would give us more for less, but they lied / Boing Boing “My latest Locus Magazine column is DRM Broke Its Promise, which recalls the days when digital rights management was pitched to us as a way to enable exciting new markets where we’d all save big by only buying the […]

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Facial recognition: Tech firms want regulation, but critics want a ban “This is the difference, tech executives and experts say, between consensual identity verification and non-consensual surveillance.” Tags: ITGS, facial recognition, policies and standards – By dr tech An Algorithm Made New Scientific Discoveries by Reading Old Studies “”This study shows that if this algorithm […]

On July 13th this year, Edward Snowden gave a keynote speech in ORGCON, the UK’s largest human and digital rights conference. During his speech, he touched on the state of surveillance in the world in the past, present and what impact it will have on the future. He also touches on how his personal story […]

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Manchester City warned against using facial recognition on fans | Technology | The Guardian Tags: ITGS, facial recognition, security, privacy and anonymity, false positive, recognition Facebook launches ‘clear history’ tool – but it won’t delete anything | Technology | The Guardian “The new feature, part of a wider set of tools covering “off-Facebook activity”, will […]

During ORGCON, Edward Snowden gave the keynote speech on July 13th, emphasizing to the audience the importance of understanding and awareness of the limits of digital freedom and privacy. E. Snowden had this to say: “One of the things that motivated me to come forward was to…see the gap, the distance between what the public […]

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Google might scan your face and give you a $5 gift card for it – TechSpot “”I don’t really care about data privacy because I think it’s all an illusion anyway.” It’s interesting to see how this encounter also reflects the general behavior of a majority of people when it comes to privacy. Although user […]

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