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We shouldn't expect Facebook to behave ethically

We shouldn't expect Facebook to behave ethically | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
The revelation that Facebook has manipulated news feeds ought to surprise nobody, writes John Naughton
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"corporations don't do ethics" > this is exactly the switch we have to make: from legal corporations to ethical corporations...


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"The arguments about whether the experiment was unethical reveal the extent to which big data is changing our regulatory landscape. Many of the activities that large-scale data analytics now make possible are undoubtedly "legal" simply because our laws are so far behind the curve. Our data-protection regimes protect specific types of personal information, but data analytics enables corporations and governments to build up very revealing information "mosaics" about individuals by assembling large numbers of the digital traces that we all leave in cyberspace. And none of those traces has legal protection at the moment."

 

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"Besides, the idea that corporations might behave ethically is as absurd as the proposition that cats should respect the rights of small mammals. Cats do what cats do: kill other creatures. Corporations do what corporations do: maximise revenues and shareholder value and stay within the law. Facebook may be on the extreme end of corporate sociopathy, but really it's just the exception that proves the rule."

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US Customs wants to collect social media account names at the border

US Customs wants to collect social media account names at the border | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Your Twitter handle may soon be part of the US visa process. Yesterday, US Customs and Border Protection entered a new proposal into the federal register, suggesting a new field in whic
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Donald Trump Calls for Israeli-Style Racial Profiling — But Profiling Is a Disaster

Donald Trump Calls for Israeli-Style Racial Profiling — But Profiling Is a Disaster | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Israel’s racial profiling at its borders has been rife with abuses that stand in contrast with American values of equal treatment and safeguarding personal liberties.
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FBI built a massive facial recognition database without proper oversight

FBI built a massive facial recognition database without proper oversight | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
The FBI steadily, stealthily compiled a massive facial recognition database without oversight and in disregard of federal law, according to a report released..
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Why the NSA and other spies will love the Internet of Things

Why the NSA and other spies will love the Internet of Things | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Hackers already love them, which means spies will, too.
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BioBank: saving lives with data

BioBank: saving lives with data | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Learn about BioBank – the world’s biggest scanning project that aims to collect and analyse health data to prevent various life threatening diseases.
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The FBI is working on a tattoo tracking system that has privacy groups up in arms

The FBI is working on a tattoo tracking system that has privacy groups up in arms | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
According to research unearthed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the FBI has teamed with government scientists to work on a technology system designed..
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Facial Recognition Tech Will Soon End Your Anonymity in Public

Facial Recognition Tech Will Soon End Your Anonymity in Public | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Nearly 250 million video surveillance cameras have been installed throughout the world, and chances are you’ve been seen by several of them today. Most people barely notice their presence anymore... read more
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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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Gigaom | The Analytics of Language, Behavior, and Personality

Gigaom | The Analytics of Language, Behavior, and Personality | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Computational linguists and computer scientists, among them University of Texas professor Jason Baldridge, have been working for over fifty years
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Video: Guarding the Decentralized Web from its founders' human frailty

Earlier this month, I gave the afternoon keynote at the Internet Archive’s Decentralized Web Summit, speaking about how the people who are building a new kind of decentralized web can guard a…
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What Apple’s differential privacy means for your data and the future of machine learning

What Apple’s differential privacy means for your data and the future of machine learning | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Apple is stepping up its artificial intelligence efforts in a bid to keep pace with rivals who have been driving full-throttle down a machine learning-powered..
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Creepy startup will help landlords, employers and online dates strip-mine intimate data from your Facebook page

Creepy startup will help landlords, employers and online dates strip-mine intimate data from your Facebook page | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
“If you’re living a normal life,” the creator said, “then frankly, you have nothing to worry about.”
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Facebook and Google battle latest FBI attempt to expand surveillance

Facebook and Google battle latest FBI attempt to expand surveillance | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Silicon Valley wants to stop a rewrite of a US surveillance law that would mean FBI can access web browsing history in the same way they can get telephone records
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Declassified NSA files show agency spied on Muhammad Ali and MLK

Declassified NSA files show agency spied on Muhammad Ali and MLK | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Operation Minaret set up in 1960s to monitor anti-Vietnam critics, branded 'disreputable if not outright illegal' by NSA itself
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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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