ITGS Online

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

ITGS Online (weekly)

Majority of Covid misinformation came from 12 people, report finds | Coronavirus | The Guardian “The vast majority of Covid-19 anti-vaccine misinformation and conspiracy theories originated from just 12 people, a report by the Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH) cited by the White House this week found.” Tags: ITGS, misinformation, fake news, social media, […]

ITGS Online (weekly)

Can facial analysis technology create a child-safe internet? | Identity cards | The Guardian “Take Yoti, for instance: the company provides a range of age verification services, partnering with CitizenCard to offer a digital version of its ID, and working with self-service supermarkets to experiment with automatic age recognition of individuals. John Abbott, Yoti’s chief […]

ITGS Online (weekly)

Welcome to dystopia: getting fired from your job as an Amazon worker by an app | Jessa Crispin | The Guardian “Instead, the robots are here not to replace this lower tier of underpaid and undervalued work. They are here to smugly sit in the middle, monitoring and surveilling us, hiring and firing us. Amazon […]

ITGS Online (weekly)

Facial Recognition’s Latest Failure Is Keeping People From Accessing Their Unemployment Benefits | Techdirt “Some unemployment applicants have said that ID.me’s facial recognition models fail to properly identify them (generally speaking, facial recognition technology is notoriously less accurate for women and people of color). And after their applications were put on hold because their identity […]

ITGS Online (weekly)

Robots may soon be able to reproduce – will this change how we think about evolution? | Emma Hart | The Guardian “But could robots ever reproduce? This, undoubtedly, forms a pillar of “life” as shared by all natural organisms. A team of researchers from the UK and the Netherlands have recently demonstrated a fully […]

ITGS Online (weekly)

Big Brother is still watching you and he goes by the name Facebook | John Naughton | The Guardian “Rather to Facebook’s surprise, Free Basics was not universally welcomed in some of its target territories. The most vocal opposition came in India, the most important market outside of the west, where ungrateful critics perceived it […]

ITGS Online (weekly)

Microsoft’s Kate Crawford: ‘AI is neither artificial nor intelligent’ | Artificial intelligence (AI) | The Guardian “Beginning in 2017, I did a project with artist Trevor Paglen to look at how people were being labelled. We found horrifying classificatory terms that were misogynist, racist, ableist, and judgmental in the extreme. Pictures of people were being […]

ITGS Online (weekly)

Amid a Pandemic, a Health Care Algorithm Shows Promise and Peril “But historically, these tools have been put into use only after a rigorous peer review of the raw data and statistical analyses used to develop them. Epic’s Deterioration Index, on the other hand, remains proprietary despite its widespread deployment. Although physicians are provided with […]

ITGS Online (weekly)

Tim Cook’s Fortnite trial testimony was unexpectedly revealing – The Verge The longest running legal dispute in tech is almost over. Tags: itgs, privacy, epic, apple, copyright, court – By circuititgs If Apple is the only organisation capable of defending our privacy, it really is time to worry | John Naughton | The Guardian “So […]

ITGS Online (weekly)

The Colonial Pipeline Hack Is a New Extreme for Ransomware  | WIRED “”This is the largest impact on the energy system in the United States we’ve seen from a cyberattack, full stop,” says Rob Lee, CEO of the critical-infrastructure-focused security firm Dragos. Aside from the financial impact on Colonial Pipeline or the many providers and […]

« Previous Entries  Next Page »

Archives

Translate