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Privacy Groups Sound the Alarm Over FBI’s Facial-Recognition Technology

Privacy Groups Sound the Alarm Over FBI’s Facial-Recognition Technology | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Advocates are pushing Attorney General Eric Holder to assess the privacy impact of the FBI's controversial database that is expected to become fully operational later this year.
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Google as a Fortune Teller: The Secrets of Surveillance Capitalism

Google as a Fortune Teller: The Secrets of Surveillance Capitalism | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Governmental control is nothing compared to what Google is up to: the company is creating an unprecedented form of surveillance capitalism.
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Who’s to Blame When a Therapy Bot Goes Wrong? — How We Get To Next

Who’s to Blame When a Therapy Bot Goes Wrong? — How We Get To Next | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
It all began, innocently enough, with a DOCTOR.
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The self-fulfilling prophesy

The self-fulfilling prophesy | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Algorithms have so far analyzed human identity merely for economic reasons. The result is dangerously far removed from our reality.
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EU proposes Minority Report-style facial recognition for refugees

EU proposes Minority Report-style facial recognition for refugees | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
In its attempts to bring the refugee crisis to heel, the European Commission wants to expand its fingerprint database, introduce facial recognition software, store the information for even longer than before and include minors in the process. EurActiv Germany reports.
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You Can't Escape Data Surveillance In America

You Can't Escape Data Surveillance In America | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
The Fair Credit Reporting Act was intended to protect privacy, but its provisions have not kept pace with the radical changes wrought by the information age.
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The Ethics of Intimate Surveillance (2): A Landscape of Objections

The Ethics of Intimate Surveillance (2): A Landscape of Objections | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
This is the second in a two-part series (read Part I here)looking at the ethics of intimate surveillance. In part one, I explained what was meant by the term ‘intimate surveillance’, gave some examples of digital technologies that facilitate intimate surveillance, and looked at what I take to be the major argument in favour of this practice (the argument from autonomy).
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Sony To Put A Camera On Your Eyeball - Forbes

Sony To Put A Camera On Your Eyeball - Forbes | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
You probably think cameras couldn’t get much more convenient than the one built into your smartphone, but Sony has just submitted a patent application for a camera small enough to fit within a contact lens worn directly on the human eyeball. It’s actually not the first time we’ve seen a contact [...]
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GDPR is finally passed; now the hard work will begin | www.dataiq.co.uk

GDPR is finally passed; now the hard work will begin | www.dataiq.co.uk | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
It has been over four years in the making but the EU Parliament and Council have finally approved the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) after the EU Council of Ministers approved the final text last week.
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Kuwaiti Government will DNA Test Everyone - Schneier on Security

Kuwaiti Government will DNA Test Everyone - Schneier on Security | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
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The Right to Privacy for Children Online

The Right to Privacy for Children Online | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Young children can’t consent to having their images and words shared with thousands or more, often in the service of an adult’s personal brand.
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What do Google and Facebook know about us?

What do Google and Facebook know about us? | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
The common knowledge is that Google and Facebook know “everything” about us. Fortunately, Google and Facebook (from now on G&F) enable us to see what information about us they use in order to show ads
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Progressive training's curator insight, April 12, 6:21 PM
What do Google and Facebook know about us?
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Artist Turns Tons of Personal Data Into Unique Installations

Artist Turns Tons of Personal Data Into Unique Installations | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Artist Katie Lewis tracks data about her body daily, then mapping that data onto walls creating unique art installations.
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Google wants your data to do great things. That's not such a bad deal.

Google wants your data to do great things. That's not such a bad deal. | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
"None of this is to say we should automatically put all of our trust in Google or that keeping your data to yourself is in any way wrong or irrational. But if you interact digitally at all, you're already bestowing that trust, just in smaller ways" 

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 “Allowing Google to take a more holistic, further-back view of your digital self isn't the same as throwing away privacy” 

In other words: as we have accepted it already a little bit, let’s now completely surrender
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GDPR and privacy are smokin’ hot for innovation right now — The Internet of Me — Medium

GDPR and privacy are smokin' hot for innovation right now - The Internet of Me - Medium
It would probably be a bit much to suggest that a piece of European legislation can be ‘sexy’, but it would be fair to say that the new EU…
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What’s that smell? This modded Ford Fusion can sniff drugs a quarter mile away

What’s that smell? This modded Ford Fusion can sniff drugs a quarter mile away | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
A team at the University of North Texas has created technology that allows cars to sniff out drug labs a quarter mile away.
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Revealed: Google AI has access to huge haul of NHS patient data

Revealed: Google AI has access to huge haul of NHS patient data | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
A data-sharing agreement obtained by New Scientist shows that Google DeepMind's collaboration with the NHS goes far beyond what it has publicly announced
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The government wants your fingerprint to unlock your phone. Should that be allowed?

The government wants your fingerprint to unlock your phone. Should that be allowed? | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
As the world watched the FBI spar with Apple this winter in an attempt to hack into a San Bernardino shooter's iPhone, federal officials were quietly waging a
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Zero Zero's Camera Drone Could Be a Robot Command Center in the Future

Zero Zero's Camera Drone Could Be a Robot Command Center in the Future | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Hover Camera follows you by face recognition. Zero Zero Robotics says its camera drone may evolve into the eyes of a home robotics system
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Google, Sony, Samsung to develop smart contact lenses

Google, Sony, Samsung to develop smart contact lenses | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Three giant tech companies have unveiled their breathtaking plans to engineer their own smart contact lens for unique purposes.

Google invented a lens that can allow the user to monitor the
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UK spy agencies systematically amass data on innocent people, legal challenge reveals

UK spy agencies systematically amass data on innocent people, legal challenge reveals | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Privacy campaign group Privacy International says documents it has obtained through a legal challenge to the UK security agencies data-harvesting practices..
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nukem777's curator insight, April 23, 4:21 AM
Well, yeah, that's what pantopicons do.
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In the Future We’ll All Be Identified by Our 'Brainprints'

In the Future We’ll All Be Identified by Our 'Brainprints' | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
The future is…terrifying?
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nukem777's curator insight, April 19, 6:41 AM
Hmm, 'Brainprint' ....hmmm
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The CIA Is Investing in Firms That Mine Your Tweets and Instagram Photos

The CIA Is Investing in Firms That Mine Your Tweets and Instagram Photos | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Among 38 previously undisclosed companies receiving CIA venture capital funding, several are developing tools to mine social media.
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Facebook's Oculus hit by fears it will spy on users and pass on data

Facebook's Oculus hit by fears it will spy on users and pass on data | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Virtual reality firm says it isn’t sharing information, such as physical movements of owners, with the social network – yet
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