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In this first episode of City Surveillance Watch, a new limited podcast series, Kate Kaye explores the inherent dichotomy of data-hungry technologies that can be considered forms of surveillance. By Kate Kaye Published  Jan. 11, 2021 When does a smart city become an overly-surveilled city? In this first episode of City Surveillance Watch,a limited podcast series from...
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Source: Reuters https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ethiopia-african-union-cyber-exclusiv/exclusive-suspected-chinese-hackers-stole-camera-footage-from-african-union-memo-idUSKBN28Q1DB DECEMBER 16, 2020 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – As diplomats gathered at the African Union’s headquarters earlier this year to prepare for its annual leaders’ summit, employees of the international organization made a disturbing discovery. Someone was stealing footage from their own security cameras. Acting on a tip from Japanese cyber researchers, the African...
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Source: https://www.eetimes.com/putting-the-heat-on-5g-networks-energy-dilemma/ By John Walko  12.18.2020 Some good news emerged earlier this month regarding 5G networks. Nokia and Telefonica have been monitoring various different load traffic scenarios, measuring the energy consumed per Mbps in the radio access network (RAN). They now report that it is “up to” 90% more efficient than with legacy 4G networks. That’s important...
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Source: https://youtalk-insurance.com/news/axa-xl/understanding-5g-technology-from-a-casualty-perspective?fbclid=I Almost as soon as companies announced the development of 5G network technology, the rumours began to swirl about the dangers of 5G networks. Articles suggested that the electromagnetic field put out by 5G technology would increase the risk of particular cancers, and in some of the more extreme claims, were charging that 5G...
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Our November 2020 newsletter can be viewed at: https://mailchi.mp/0944fd1dd964/nov-2020 See our article Religion: The influence of smartphones, apps, AI, IOT and everything “smart” Webinar with doctoral candidate and multidisciplinary researcher J.C.Lech •Research and regulatory updates •Why are some court cases not successful?Date: Sunday, December 6th, 2020Time: 3pm – 4pm (SAST)Cost: no charge “For the Safer use of...
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Nature 587, 354-358 (2020)doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-020-03187-3 18 NOVEMBER 2020 Journals and researchers are under fire for controversial studies using this technology. And a Nature survey reveals that many researchers in this field think there is a problem. Richard Van Noorden In September 2019, four researchers wrote to the publisher Wiley to “respectfully ask” that it immediately retract a scientific paper....
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Joycelyn Longdon Open Access Published: November, 2020 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/S2542-5196(20)30254-0 The world is transitioning into a data-driven era, where algorithms can influence anything from our health-care services, consumer behaviour, and even national and international environmental decisions. Fears around the embedded bias and discrimination seen in algorithms has motivated an Environmental Data Justice movement of citizens, researchers,...
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Source: Telecompaper.com https://tinyurl.com/yy3dhyzj Tuesday 13 October 2020 Insurance companies may not use personal data collected from fitness apps such as Fitbit or Runkeeper, according to a law approved by the Belgian parliament. Furthermore, they may not condition premiums or coverage on a customer’s use of such apps, reports Computable.  Read more at: https://tinyurl.com/yy3dhyzj
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  kung_tom/shutterstock David Rose, University of Reading and Charlotte-Anne Chivers, University of Gloucestershire Depending on who you listen to, artificial intelligence may either free us from monotonous labour and unleash huge productivity gains, or create a dystopia of mass unemployment and automated oppression. In the case of farming, some researchers, business people and politicians think...
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