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Source: Wired UK https://www.wired.co.uk/article/apple-surveillance-technology Carissa Véliz 11.10.2021 Apple has taken a public stand on privacy, curtailing data abuses by apps and declaring it doesn’t exploit its users’ information. But it has also created comprehensive new ways to track us. Among tech giants, Apple stands out for its insistence on offering privacy features instead of joining...
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Source CPO Magazine https://tinyurl.com/7u97kkm4 SCOTT IKEDA, AUGUST 3, 2021 Amazon’s new sleep tracking technology proposes to cast an “electromagnetic bubble” over customers, monitoring their movements throughout the night in an attempt to improve quality of rest. Critics have already raised multiple concerns, from exactly what Amazon intends to do with the data it collects about...
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Thinking about selling your Echo Dot—or any IoT device? Read this first https://t.co/YC7qNV5hVP by @dangoodin001— Ars Technica (@arstechnica) July 2, 2021 Deleting data from Echo Dots—and other IoT devices from Amazon and elsewhere—is hard. DAN GOODIN – 7/2/2021 Like most Internet-of-things (IoT) devices these days, Amazon’s Echo Dot gives users a way to perform a factory reset...
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Source: NCAR & UCAR News https://news.ucar.edu/132801/5g-wireless-networks-threaten-weather-forecasts-ncar-expert-tells-congress JUL 20, 2021 – BY DAVID HOSANSKY WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United States must protect radio frequencies that are essential for weather forecasts and understanding the climate system, NCAR Associate Director William Mahoney told the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology today. Mahoney, a meteorologist and expert in...
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Apple Podcasts Preview https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/whats-in-a-voice/id1523584878?i=1000518953755 And we speak with a father who thinks scam artists may have used artificial intelligence to capture the essence of his son’s voice. pic.twitter.com/eAPVMdOZfg— MIT Technology Review (@techreview) May 11, 2021 Synthetic voice technologies are increasingly passing as human. But today’s voice assistants are still a far cry from the hyper-intelligent thinking...
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Co-produced by Data & Society and Public Books, “Becoming Data” is the third season of of Public Books 101, a podcast that turns a scholarly eye towards a world worth studying. https://datasociety.net/library/trailer-becoming-data/ The first episode premieres Monday, May 17, 2021. https://datasociety.simplecast.com/episodes/becoming-data-trailer In the podcast series, Natalie Kerby of Data & Society asks her guests: How...
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Our smartphones are sharing data every four and a half minutes, according to research from Trinity College Dublin. Telemetry, automated recording and transmission of data from Apple and Android devices back to these company’s servers is going on even if the phone is only used to make calls. Professor Douglas Leith explains that even when...
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2021-03-20 Source: http://www.ecns.cn/news/2021-03-20/detail-ihaitayy1353910.shtml Digital economy to be major driving force during 14th Five-Year Plan period China is pushing forward the use of informatization within the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-25) with 6G technologies being a top priority, as the country boosts development of the digital economy as a new economic driver, government officials and industry...
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Algorithms are meaningless without good data. The public can exploit that to demand change. Source: https://www.technologyreview.com/2021/03/05/1020376/resist-big-tech-surveillance-data/ by Karen Hao, March 5, 2021 Every day, your life leaves a trail of digital breadcrumbs that tech giants use to track you. You send an email, order some food, stream a show. They get back valuable packets of...
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https://arxiv.org/abs/2102.01265 [Submitted on 2 Feb 2021] The Limits of Global Inclusion in AI Development Alan Chan, Chinasa T. Okolo, Zachary Terner, Angelina Wang Those best-positioned to profit from the proliferation of artificial intelligence (AI) systems are those with the most economic power. Extant global inequality has motivated Western institutions to involve more diverse groups in the development and...
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