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

      https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/oct/11/us-students-digital-surveillance-schools?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Other   With the Covid-19 pandemic, our lives has changed a lot One of the biggest changes is that students need to study online. But what is wrong with it? According to an article from The Guardian, there are several issues regarding online learning. Firstly, who is the main stakeholder in this […]

Facebook’s lost generation

Facebook’s lost generation What are the social impacts associated with a particular IT development? It will be a major problem for facebook because as the new generation grows, people will start to leave facebook and switch to another application that is popular in this generation, for example Instagram. It will be hard for facebook to […]

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Facebook’s lame attempts to grab my attention make it clear: it’s time to leave | Eleanor Margolis | The Guardian “This is the longest I’ve spent on Facebook in about four years. Finally, I’ve decided to delete it. In my 30s, it’s started to stress me out that my profile still exists. Drunk pictures of […]

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Dr Sarah Ogilvie: ‘Generation Z are savvy – but I don’t get all their memes’ | Young people | The Guardian “Why are many Gen Zers averse to sending emails? Because emails are too formal, and not as instant as other forms of communication. So it takes too much time to compose the messages, and […]

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Costco finds five card skimmers at four Chicago-area warehouses, warns customers of potential data breach | Fox Business “Costco customers at four of the retailer’s Chicago-area warehouses may have had their payment information compromised after employees discovered five card-skimming devices during routine PIN pad inspections at the end of August. “We promptly removed the skimmers, […]

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Battle the algorithms: China’s delivery riders on the edge “BEIJING: Handing over a piping hot meal at exactly the time promised, Chinese food delivery driver Zhuang Zhenhua triumphantly tapped his job as complete through the Meituan app — and was immediately fined half of his earnings. A glitch meant it inaccurately registered him as being […]

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Digital 2021: Global Overview Report — DataReportal – Global Digital Insights Tags: ITGS, equality of access, internet, web, 60% connected Who Owns Our Data? – 3 Quarks Daily “The slightly misleading name for this resource is “personal data.” Whether handed over intentionally or unwittingly, it captured by social media, cookies, and the internet of things […]

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Inside Facebook’s struggle to keep young people – The Verge “The “aging up issue is real,” the researcher wrote in an internal memo. They predicted that, if “increasingly fewer teens are choosing Facebook as they grow older,” the company would face a more “severe” decline in young users than it already projected” Tags: ITGS, facebook, […]

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DeepMind is developing one algorithm to rule them all | VentureBeat “DeepMind is trying to combine deep learning and algorithms, creating the one algorithm to rule them all: a deep learning model that can learn how to emulate any algorithm, generating an algorithm-equivalent model that can work with real-world data.” Tags: ITGS, algorithm, people and […]

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US schools gave kids laptops during the pandemic. Then they spied on them | Jessa Crispin | The Guardian “The problem is, a lot of those electronics were being used to monitor students, even combing through private chats, emails and documents all in the name of protecting them. More than 80% of surveyed teachers and […]

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