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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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The massive data leak raises serious questions about China’s aggressive intelligence gathering operations.(Unsplash: Taskin Ashiq) By political editor Andrew Probyn and political reporter Matthew Doran Read more at: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-09-14/chinese-data-leak-linked-to-military-names-australians/12656668
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In the wrong hands, AI is proving dangerous. Source: Shutterstock 9 September 2020 Cybercrime is a lucrative activity and one that’s getting easier to enterThreats are becoming more widespread and sophisticated, attackers are increasingly leaning on AI to bypass security systems  In an age where everything is becoming connected and data is regarded as a...
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Getty Source: https://www.orfonline.org/expert-speak/now-china-wants-to-capture-telecommunications-standards/ After capturing WHO (World Health Organization), now the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has set its eyes on enslaving ITU (International Telecommunication Union). In its 8 September 2020 missive, the CCP has made clear its intentions: to establish global standards on data security. Perhaps Chinese State Councillor Wang Yi mouthing multilateralism in the same breath...
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VIDAR uses telecommunication fibre-optic cables to detect vibrations. VIDAR is capable of capturing and analysing the tiny vibrations of nearby objects – such as cars, drills or even pedestrians – across large geographical grids using fibre-optic cables. The vibration readings are then analysed and categorised on FiberSense’s digital platform SuperSoniQ, which it provides to clients...
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Jamie McKane 21 August 2020 Vumacam has won a court battle against the Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA), which accused it of spying on innocent people and selling the footage to third parties. In a judgement handed down by the Gauteng High Court on 20 August, the court ruled against the JRA, which had refused to...
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