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Image Mojo Wang NY Times By Raymond Zhong May 26, 2020, 4:43 a.m. ET China’s Virus Apps May Outlast the Outbreak, Stirring Privacy Fears With the disease there mostly under control, officials are looking for new uses for the government software that’s now on many phones. At the height of China’s coronavirus outbreak, officials made quick use...
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The challenges to humanity posed by the digital future, the first detailed examination of the unprecedented form of power called “surveillance capitalism,” and the quest by powerful corporations to predict and control our behavior. In this masterwork of original thinking and research, Shoshana Zuboff provides startling insights into the phenomenon that she has named surveillance...
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  We find our speakers through a combination of literature reviews and calls with experts and community leaders. This year, we wanted to share the fruits of that research. Sources written by or featuring our speakers are listed first and are followed by other sources in alphabetical order. General Historical Background: In Our Times, “The Poor...
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Bloomberg Markets and Finance Nov.05 — FCC Chairman Ajit Pai discusses security concerns surrounding Chinese network vendors, the potential merger of T-Mobile US Inc. and Sprint Corp, and political advertising on social media. He speaks with Bloomberg’s Shery Ahn on “Bloomberg Markets.”
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Imagine you’re taking an online business class — the kind where you watch video lectures and then answer questions at the end. But this isn’t a normal class, and you’re not just watching the lectures: They’re watching you back. Every time the facial recognition system decides that you look bored, distracted, or tuned out, it...
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Albert Fox Cahn  Updated 10.01.19 8:59AM ET / Published 10.01.19 4:44AM ET More than a million New Yorkers could soon willingly agree to carry a government-issued tracking device, whether they realize it or not. That’s the proposal from Mayor Bill de Blasio, who having recently returned from the cornfield-dotted campaign trail in Iowa, is setting his sights on transforming New York City into something...
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Source: https://reallifemag.com/the-algorithmic-colonization-of-africa/ Abeba Birhane July 18, 2019 Abeba Birhane is a PhD candidate in Cognitive Science at University College Dublin. Her interdisciplinary research, which intersects between embodied cognition, digital technology studies, and critical data science, explores the dynamic and reciprocal relationships between individuals, society and digital technologies. She is a contributor to Aeon Magazine and blogs regularly about cognition, AI, ethics...
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Vumatel has started rolling out fibre-to-the-home broadband in Mitchell’s Plain, Cape Town. A Trojan Horse? The Lobby Group Right2Know has crossed swords with Vumatel subsidiary, Vumacam, over the legality of its roll-out of more than 15,000 surveillance cameras on the Vumatel fibre network in Johannesburg. Some have complained that the CCTV cameras, which serve private companies...
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