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Reflections on digital identity in a hyperconnected world
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Militarised drones or cops now allowed for North Dakota police

Militarised drones or cops now allowed for North Dakota police | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
“If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear,”
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“If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear,” > where have we heard this before?

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The Importance of a Global Identity Superset

The Importance of a Global Identity Superset | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
The personal identification solution that is both secure and universally accepted needs to be developed for improved onboarding.
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Why the workplace of 2016 could echo Orwell’s 1984

Why the workplace of 2016 could echo Orwell’s 1984 | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Last week’s revelations of the lengths Amazon goes to monitor staff come amid growing evidence that thousands of other companies are using technology to check on workers
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Eter9 social network learns your personality so it can post as you when you're dead

Eter9 social network learns your personality so it can post as you when you're dead | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
New site Eter9 promises digital immortality using a kind of artificial intelligence to scan your posts.

It will then continue posting online for you after death. Yes, it's the creepiest thing we've learned today too.

If your social activity consists of posts about Taylor Swift and complaints to train companies, it means you can post for eternity on these topics.

You can also "smile" at things, similar to likes, forever.

And there is both a main page which works like Facebook's newsfeed and a "cortex" which works like your Facebook profile.

There are also bots called Niners who you can adopt.

This means the social network can keep its engagement levels up via bots and counterparts interacting with no humans at all.

And you can meet your social media mirror image before you die too.

Users control the level of activity of their counterpart while alive, allowing it to post whilst they are offline.

Set up by Portuguese developer Henrique Jorge, it's still in beta testing mode but there are around 5,000 people signed up at the moment.

But Jorge tells Newsbeat that users are joining every day and he has plans in place to make the system more powerful.

"We are trying to create an AI system that learns faster from other networks like Facebook, as the ETER9 information at the moment is quite small."

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Why I’ve stopped caring about what the public thinks about privacy » The Privacy Surgeon

Why I’ve stopped caring about what the public thinks about privacy » The Privacy Surgeon | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
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"The struggle for human rights – or indeed the struggle for progress generally – rarely depended on the involvement of the majority (or even the support of the majority). Freedom from torture, universal suffrage, the fight against human trafficking and the right to a fair trial were rarely reflected in mass-attendance rallies."

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The Rise of the Global Identity Superset

The Rise of the Global Identity Superset | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
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NSA Spying Relies on AT&T’s ‘Extreme Willingness to Help’

The National Security Agency’s ability to capture Internet traffic on United States soil has been based on an extraordinary, decadeslong partnership with a single company: AT&T.
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Creating a Transparent Marketplace for Personal Data

Creating a Transparent Marketplace for Personal Data | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Finance is one of those old-style, stodgy industries that’s begrudgingly adopting a lot of new technology, and everything is still very siloed. It’s all very disparate and disjointed.

I think a lot of innovation in finance is coming from the realization that the old style of doing things is costly, and it’s inefficient. We’re talking about a sector filled with people who are highly motivated to make money and earn profits.
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"Finance is one of those old-style, stodgy industries that’s begrudgingly adopting a lot of new technology, and everything is still very siloed. It’s all very disparate and disjointed.

I think a lot of innovation in finance is coming from the realization that the old style of doing things is costly, and it’s inefficient. We’re talking about a sector filled with people who are highly motivated to make money and earn profits."

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Apple e-commerce platform based on your credit card balance

Apple e-commerce platform based on your credit card balance | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
For a company whose CEO has repeatedly asserted that it is not interested in selling its


Apple schematic for the new credit card-targeting system

customer data to advertisers, Apple is putting a lot of effort into developing new products that sell customer data to advertisers.
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"For a company whose CEO has repeatedly asserted that it is not interested in selling its customer data to advertisers, Apple is putting a lot of effort into developing new products that sell customer data to advertisers."

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Google Knows What You Did Last Summer, Now Shows It To You In Google Maps

Google Knows What You Did Last Summer, Now Shows It To You In Google Maps | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Social apps like Foursquare / Swarm are more about places you're at or where you're going. Today, the Google Maps team launched a feature called "Your..
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How Data Privatization Will Change Planning Practice

How Data Privatization Will Change Planning Practice | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Planners will be presented with new challenges and opportunities in an era of data-enhanced government.
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Data retention and the end of Australians' digital privacy

Data retention and the end of Australians' digital privacy | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
The government's Orwellian new surveillance regime is set to render privacy a thing of Australia's past, writes Quentin Dempster.
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Algorithms can be a digital star chamber

Algorithms can be a digital star chamber | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Algorithms are producing profiles of you. What do they say? You probably don’t have the right to know
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Camio Uses Neural Networks to Identify People, Packages, and Cats in Surveillance Footage

Camio Uses Neural Networks to Identify People, Packages, and Cats in Surveillance Footage | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Startup Camio is drawing on neural networks to better identify who—or what—is outside your door.
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SORRY by Spotify

SORRY by Spotify | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
A blog post by Spotify CEO Daniel EkWe are in the middle of rolling out new terms and conditions and privacy policy and they’ve caused a lot of confusion about what kind of information we access an...
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Surveillance selfie with cell phone metadata

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Just because there's no content that comes with the metadata doesn't make the latter useless.
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Dark Side of Technology…

Dark Side of Technology… | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
And there are many companies that are working in this space. Soon, Google will tell me I should not even go to sleep, that perhaps I should go to the gym? And my self-steering car directs me there, such that when I ask, ‘Can I not go to Noordwijk?’, the response is, ‘Go to Katwijk because it is too busy in Noordwijk.’ Will I give up attention to what is going on around me as I assume that the car will ‘know’ what is best for me?

Mutually reinforcing new technologies in the hands of a limited number of companies are engaging deeply in our lives. They also centralize power and redistribute money to a few people. As Eben Moglen puts it: “The choice is: a definitive life as batteries for the machine, or a life of freedom and autonomy. This is the last generation that can make a choice.”
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"And there are many companies that are working in this space. Soon, Google will tell me I should not even go to sleep, that perhaps I should go to the gym? And my self-steering car directs me there, such that when I ask, ‘Can I not go to Noordwijk?’, the response is, ‘Go to Katwijk because it is too busy in Noordwijk.’ Will I give up attention to what is going on around me as I assume that the car will ‘know’ what is best for me?

 

Mutually reinforcing new technologies in the hands of a limited number of companies are engaging deeply in our lives. They also centralize power and redistribute money to a few people. As Eben Moglen puts it: “The choice is: a definitive life as batteries for the machine, or a life of freedom and autonomy.

 

"This is the last generation that can make a choice.”

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The smart home and a data underclass

The smart home and a data underclass | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
The internet of everything means connected appliances can generate their own data. Marc Ambasna-Jones asks if insurance companies could use it against us
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The Right Deed for the Wrong Reason

The Right Deed for the Wrong Reason | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
  Until a few days ago, I didn't know who Britt McHenry was. Now I do—not through her day job at ESPN, but rather through her surveillance-enabled, Web-driven disgrace. If you don&a...
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"I think our fast-evolving methods of surveillance and shaming have the same flaw as the apps that outsource intimacy. When we monitor others to make sure they behave—as when we monitor ourselves to make sure we behave—we are outsourcing the work of self-government."

 

"Instead of asking people to decide for themselves, imperfectly as ever, what they should and should not do in carrying out their jobs, we trust the cameras."

 

"My sense that I am different from the person people can see—that I have in me mysteries, hope and surprise—would be diminished. That is what it means to no longer “differentiate between the person I perform and the person I am.” And it is a terrible thing."

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XKEYSCORE: NSA's Google for the World's Private Communications

XKEYSCORE: NSA's Google for the World's Private Communications | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
One of the NSA's most powerful tools of mass surveillance makes tracking someone’s Internet usage as easy as entering an email address, and provides no built-in technology to prevent abuse.
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Report: Facebook Is Working On A Personal Assistant Called 'Moneypenny' To Compete With Google Now, Possibly Use Humans To Perform For-Fee Tasks

According to an anonymously-sourced report from The Information, Facebook is working on their own entry into the virtual assistant market. Unlike Google No... by Jacob Long in News, Rumors
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Companies Should Have to Agree to Your Personal Privacy Policy

Companies Should Have to Agree to Your Personal Privacy Policy | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Dear Corporation, You have expressed an interest in collecting personal information about me. (This interest may have been expressed by implication, in case you were attempting to collect such data without notifying me first.) Since you have told me repeatedly that personalization is a great benefit,\ and that advertising, search...
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