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

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Artificial Intelligence Is a House Divided “A natural alternative to symbolic AI came to prominence: Instead of modeling high-level reasoning processes, why not instead model the brain? After all, brains are the only things that we know for certain can produce intelligent behavior. Why not start with them?” Tags: ITGS, ai, neuralnetwork, deep learning, machine […]

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Apple removes Parler from App Store, after Google — ‘we’re toast,’ says Parler | Boing Boing “Apple and Google’s tougher enforcement could preclude such apps from becoming realistic alternatives to the mainstream social networks. They now face the choice of either stepping up their policing of posts — undercutting their main feature in the process […]

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Interactive Map: The Top Surveillance Cities Worldwide “Since the world’s first CCTV camera was installed in Germany in 1942, the number of surveillance cameras around the world has grown immensely. In fact, it only took us 79 years to go from one camera to nearly one billion of these devices. In the above interactive graphic, […]

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Huawei tested AI to find Uighurs, alert Chinese police: Report – Business Insider “The software reportedly could set off a “Uighur alarm” when it pinpointed someone from the minority group. Uighurs are a largely Muslim group, and have been subjected to extensive persecution by the hands of the Chinese government.” Tags: ITGS, peopleandmachines, reliability, security, […]

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Spanish art show spotlights ‘hidden’ digital divide in pandemic – Art & Culture – The Jakarta Post “About 54 percent of the global population used the internet last year, but less than a fifth of people in the least-developed countries were online, according to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), a United Nations agency.” Tags: ITGS, […]

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The pandemic has taken surveillance of workers to the next level | Rachel Connolly | Opinion | The Guardian “We are inured to the idea that professional environments have a built-in layer of surveillance, and now that this environment has merged with the home for many workers, some of these practices have started to look […]

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Companies are now writing reports tailored for AI readers – and it should worry us | Big data | The Guardian “The researchers found that “increasing machine and AI readership … motivates firms to prepare filings that are more friendly to machine parsing and processing”. So far, so predictable. But there’s more: “firms with high […]

Institutional pressures are rules established by a particular institution that you must abide by. Schneier believed that you need universal laws to achieve social order, the example of that is social contract theory when people willingly grant government power compelling ppl to choose long term group interests over self-interest to protect all citizens, without this pressure, defectors will ruin things inevitably, one of the examples without it is. Laws are […]

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XBox Forensics — ScienceDaily “Criminals often hide illicit data on the XBox in the hope that a gaming console will not be seen as a likely evidence target especially when conventional personal computers are present in the same premises, for instance” Tags: ITGS, peopleandmachines – By yeehaw How an anti-lockdown ‘truthpaper’ bypasses online factcheckers | […]

Chapter 6: Edward Snowden and the Chamber of Secrets Edward Snowden was a former NSA agent that ended up deciding one day that the government had to go. As an NSA agent, Edward had ultimate access to many files and in (date), he let them all out. He exposed that the government was hidden behind […]

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