Tag

Privacy
Security and privacy still left to fix, preferably before launch Thomas Claburn in San Francisco Wed 31 Mar 2021 https://www.theregister.com/2021/03/31/wifi_devices_monitoring/ In three years or so, the Wi-Fi specification is scheduled to get an upgrade that will turn wireless devices into sensors capable of gathering data about the people and objects bathed in their signals. “When 802.11bf will be finalized...
Read More
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...
Read More
The largest ever study of facial-recognition data shows how much the rise of deep learning has fueled a loss of privacy. by Karen Hao February 5, 2021 In 1964, mathematician and computer scientist Woodrow Bledsoe first attempted the task of matching suspects’ faces to mugshots. He measured out the distances between different facial features in printed photographs and...
Read More
European Parliamentary Research Service Nov 6, 2020 It is increasingly recognised that the internet, in spite of all its benefits to society, can also be correlated with significant harms to individuals and society. Some of these harms have been studied extensively, particularly harms to privacy, harms associated with security and cybercrime, and harms resulting from...
Read More
Ziani, Otman (2020) ‘The Rise of Digital Authoritarianism in the time of Covid-19: The Case of North Africa’, Rowaq Arabi 25 (4), pp. 77-92. Source: https://rowaq.cihrs.org/the-rise-of-digital-authoritarianism-in-the-time-of-covid-19-the-case-of-north-africa/?lang=en By Otman Ziani, a professor of public law at Mohamed I University – Morocco. He is specialised in topics of political and constitutional life. Abstract At the forefront of...
Read More
Source: https://brownpoliticalreview.org/2020/12/big-ed-tech-is-watching-you-privacy-prejudice-and-pedag CHAELIN JUNG | DECEMBER 6, 2020 In the pandemic-era scramble of digital education delivery, the line between public and private has been unduly blurred. Remote learning has brought one particular learning tool — remote invigilance, or more colloquially “online proctoring” — to the fore. And students are not happy. Considering the unprecedented threats online proctoring...
Read More
Bedoya, Alvaro, Privacy as Civil Right (May 12, 2020). New Mexico Law Review, Vol. 50, No. 3, 2020, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3599201 Abstract As the first U.S.-born Hispanic senator, Senator Dennis Chávez of New Mexico left a rich legacy of advocacy for civil rights and civil liberties. In this lecture, the fourth U.S. Senator Dennis Chávez...
Read More
California Alliance of Researchers for Equity in Education. (2020). The Shift to Online Education During and Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic: Concerns and Recommendations for California. Contributing authors include Christine Sleeter, Alison Dover, Ruchi Agarwal-Rangnath, Roxana Marachi, Kyle Beckham, Carol Batker, and Kevin Kumashiro. http://www.care-ed.org In this research brief, the California Alliance of Researchers for Equity...
Read More
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...
Read More
Tyrel Johnson The city council will vote in September on plans to update guidelines, which would provide more oversight and a Privacy Advisory Commission. By Chris Teale Published Aug. 5, 2020 Amid swirling controversies surrounding San Diego’s Smart Streetlights program, including its use to surveil protestors marching against systemic racism, new laws being debated in the city would...
Read More
1 2 3