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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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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...
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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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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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