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

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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The voting machines that local officials swore were not connected to the internet have been connected to the internet for years / Boing Boing Tags: ITGS, encryption, control, voting, machines, evoting, politics and government Teenager finds educational software exposed millions of student records Tags: ITGS, education, software, teenager, security, database, privacy and anonymity Posted from […]

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EPIC – The Right to Be Forgotten (Google v. Spain) “The Court found that the fundamental right to privacy is greater than the economic interest of the commercial firm and, in some circumstances, the public interest interest in access to Information. The European Court affirmed the judgment of the Spanish Data Protection Agency which upheld […]

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To fix the problem of deepfakes we must treat the cause, not the symptoms | Matt Beard | Opinion | The Guardian “However, once technology is released it’s like herding cats. Deepfakes are a moving feast and as soon as moderators find a way of detecting them, people will find a workaround.” Tags: ITGS, deepfake, […]

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What If an Algorithm Could Predict Your Unborn Child’s Intelligence? “More controversially, however, Genomic Prediction is also offering IVF patients the option of screening embryos for projected cognitive ability.” Tags: ITGS, machine learning, genome, reliability, ethics, algorithm, intelligence – By dr tech Scientists Are Translating Babies’ Cries With Artificial Intelligence “Then came the algorithm, which […]

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Deepfake Tech Turns Single Photo, Audio Into Bizarre Music Video [ Rasputin sings Beyoncé ] – hypebot “Research by Imperial College in London and Samsung’s AI research center showed how a single photo and audio file can be used to generate a singing video portrait. “ Tags: deepfake, ITGS, integrity, people and machines – By […]

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The Guardian view on female voice assistants: not OK, Google | Editorial | Opinion | The Guardian “This detail may seem trivial, but it goes to the heart of the way in which the spread of digital technologies can amplify and extend social prejudice.” Tags: ITGS, female, integrity, voice assistant, equality of access, control – […]

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Bringing big tech to heel: how do we take back control of the internet? | World news | The Guardian “From our vantage point, this arc from the stocking frames of the Luddites to the Factory Acts makes total sense: a transformative technological change, its adaptation unfettered by regulation, and then the demand for a […]

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The Guardian view on facial recognition: a danger to democracy | Editorial | Opinion | The Guardian “But it is not just governments who will be interested in the results. The software is freely available and cheap. It is being distributed all over the internet of things, from intercoms to “home assistants”. Once our faces […]

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