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“The higher the risk for human rights, the stricter the legal requirements for the use of AI technology should be”. — Urgent action needed over artificial intelligence risks to human rights, warned @mbachelet : https://t.co/MSCYeTSpO6 pic.twitter.com/Np4M0G0euB— UN Geneva (@UNGeneva) September 19, 2021 Urgent need for a moratorium on the sale and use of #AI systems...
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Link https://www.ndi.org/publications/5g-and-future-internet-implications-developing-democracies-and-human-rights 5G adoption is happening around the world, even in places with low internet penetration. As of February 2021, 131 countries had announced plans to invest in 5G and more than 60 of the 98 countries NDI works in were engaging corporations that have close ties to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in their 5G plans....
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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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Source: https://www.state.gov/welcoming-the-united-kingdom-decision-to-prohibit-huawei-from-5g-networks/ Countries need to be able to trust that 5G equipment and software will not threaten national security, economic security, privacy, intellectual property, or human rights. The momentum in favor of secure 5G is building. The UK joins democracies such as the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Romania, and Sweden in banning Huawei...
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Eleni Kosta First published: 07 July 2020 https://doi.org/10.1111/rego.12331 Abstract This paper explores the extent to which current interpretations of the notion of agency, as traditionally perceived under human rights law, pose challenges to human rights protection in light of algorithmic surveillance. After examining the notion of agency under the European Convention on Human Rights as...
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A community stood together after having their voices silenced. The residents of Kleinvlei, under the leadership of Dr. Gavin Davis and Mrs L. October, refused to surrender their autonomy to the wireless industry, and can now claim victory after a hard won battle. The battle dates back from 2014. The tower at Erf 789, Kleinvlei,...
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For more information please see: https://www.mobile-phone-whistleblowing.org/
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Source: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-50812616?ocid=socialflow_twitter# Apple, Google, Tesla and Microsoft are among firms named in a lawsuit seeking damages over deaths and injuries of child miners in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The case has been filed by the International Rights Advocates on behalf of 14 Congolese families. They accuse the companies of knowing that cobalt used in...
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Source: https://www.wired.com/story/opinion-ai-for-good-is-often-bad/ 11.18.2019 Trying to solve poverty, crime, and disease with (often biased) technology doesn’t address their root causes. Excerpt: “While AI for good programs often warrant genuine excitement, they should also invite increased scrutiny. Good intentions are not enough when it comes to deploying AI for those in greatest need. In fact, the fanfare...
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The following cell towers have to be dismantled without any further delay: Copies of the letters and documents below were sent to all relevant officials within the City. 1. Forest Glade Eerste River : Perm Gardens Baptist Church  2. 4th Avenue, Heathfield  3. Manenberg (2nd Avenue, Sherwood Park), right beside a children’s playground. 4. Mitchells Plain...
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