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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: European Parliament News https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20210930IPR13925/use-of-artificial-intelligence-by-the-police-meps-oppose-mass-surveillance To combat discrimination and ensure the right to privacy, MEPs demand strong safeguards when artificial intelligence tools are used in law enforcement. In a resolution adopted by 377 in favour, 248 against and 62 abstentions, MEPs point to the risk of algorithmic bias in AI applications and emphasise that human...
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Original article in German, auto translated. Source: https://crackedlabs.org/daten-arbeitsplatz Which data processing systems are used in companies today? What functions does the software available on the market offer? How do these technologies affect workers? To what extent do they change or strengthen the power imbalance between the company and employees? And where is the journey going? Due to the rapid...
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MASS SURVEILLANCE, PART ONE Source: Daily Maverick https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2021-09-08-heres-how-johannesburg-security-cameras-track-you/ By Heidi Swart • 8 September 2021 Vumacam is a security company with a rapidly expanding surveillance camera network across Joburg. This includes more than 2,000 automatic licence plate recognition (ALPR) cameras recording the registration number of every passing vehicle — at a rate of 9.68 million per...
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Even if your phone says it's connected to the next-generation wireless standard, you may not actually be getting all of the features 5G promises—including defense against so-called stingray surveillance devices. https://t.co/7arkOV23Dj #security— WIRED (@WIRED) August 10, 2021 You may not have the full story about what network you’re on—and how well you’re protected. IN NORTH...
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https://twitter.com/ReclaimYourFace/status/1383024311192186880?s=20 This week, 61 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) from across the political spectrum, including representatives of the Greens, the Left, Renew Europe, the Socialists & Democrats (S&D) and the Identity & Democracy (ID) groups raised their voices in agreement with the Reclaim Your Face campaign. They wrote not one, but two powerful letters, which made their...
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Source: Nature WORLD VIEW, 06 APRIL 2021 https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-00868-5 Kate Crawford During the pandemic, technology companies have been pitching their emotion-recognition software for monitoring workers and even children remotely. Take, for example, a system named 4 Little Trees. Developed in Hong Kong, the program claims to assess children’s emotions while they do classwork. It maps facial features...
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SPECIAL REPORT: 5G opens the gates for surveillance on steroids https://t.co/S5d2CZ4uhy— Daily Maverick (@dailymaverick) April 6, 2021 By Heidi Swart • 6 April 2021 Heidi Swart is a journalist who reports on surveillance and data privacy. This story was commissioned by the Media Policy and Democracy Project, an initiative of the University of Johannesburg’s Department of...
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Source: SMARTCITIESDIVE https://tinyurl.com/3w5b4y56 By Chris Teale Published March 26, 2021 Dive Brief: Some smart city technologies are more at risk of a cyberattack than others, according to recent research from the University of California at Berkeley (UC Berkeley), meaning local leaders must be more conscious of the technology’s associated risks. Researchers found that emergency alert systems, street video surveillance and...
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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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