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British internet users' personal information on major 'cloud' storage services can be spied upon routinely by US authorities

British internet users' personal information on major 'cloud' storage services can be spied upon routinely by US authorities | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
All personal information stored by British internet users on major "cloud" computing services including Google Drive can be spied upon routinely without their knowledge by US authorities under newly-approved legislation, it can be disclosed.
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A virtual reality game could help diagnose the early stages of dementia

A virtual reality game could help diagnose the early stages of dementia | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
A new virtual reality game developed by researchers in the UK could help doctors diagnose the first stages of dementia. The game will allow scientists to collect data on one of the earliest signs of the degenerative condition — the ability to navigate. Sea Hero Quest VR, which is already available in mobile form, challenges you to captain a boat through various tasks testing your navigation skills as you go.
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Facebook can't hide behind algorithms

Facebook can't hide behind algorithms | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Mark Zuckerberg is facing a crisis that challenges Facebook's business model.
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The Guardian view on privacy: computers gossip | Editorial

The Guardian view on privacy: computers gossip | Editorial | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Editorial: We need secure digital identities but they must never be allowed to grow too large and powerful
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May to warn tech firms on terror content

May to warn tech firms on terror content | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
The prime minister will say internet companies should remove extremist content within two hours.
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The far right is losing its ability to speak freely online. Should the left defend it?

The far right is losing its ability to speak freely online. Should the left defend it? | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Free speech was the left’s rally cry. But the fate of the Daily Stormer, a hate site ‘kicked off the internet’, signals the increasing irrelevance of the first amendment
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We need to nationalise Google, Facebook and Amazon. Here’s why | Nick Srnicek

We need to nationalise Google, Facebook and Amazon. Here’s why | Nick Srnicek | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Monopoly platforms like Google and Facebook will take over the state – unless the state takes them over first, says the author and academic Nick Srnicek
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'Nearly 500 cases of identity fraud a day'

'Nearly 500 cases of identity fraud a day' | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
People are warned about what they share on social media as identity fraud hits record levels - with most of it happening online.
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Is facial recognition tech safe or scary?

Is facial recognition tech safe or scary? | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
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Google tracks everything you do. Here's how to delete it

Google tracks everything you do. Here's how to delete it | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
A guide to what Google knows about you, how to delete the data and how to make sure it knows less about you in the future
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Old technology: NHS uses 10% of world's pagers at annual cost of £6.6m

Old technology: NHS uses 10% of world's pagers at annual cost of £6.6m | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Report into NHS communications says it uses 130,000 pagers and it is surprising ‘legacy equipment is relied upon in emergency situations’
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A robot that will replace your smartphone is already in the works

A robot that will replace your smartphone is already in the works | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
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Equifax told to inform Britons whether they are at risk after data breach

Equifax told to inform Britons whether they are at risk after data breach | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
US-based credit ratings firm says records of UK citizens were among those unlawfully accessed during cyber-attack in July
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Foxconn's $10bn move to the US is not a reason to celebrate

Foxconn's $10bn move to the US is not a reason to celebrate | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
The company doesn’t have a great track record of keeping its job-creation promises, for one. Then there’s the issue of worker conditions in China
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The future of funerals? Robot priest launched to undercut human-led rites

The future of funerals? Robot priest launched to undercut human-led rites | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Softbank’s humanoid robot ‘Pepper’ dons robes to provide low-cost funerals complete with live-streaming option
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Facebook's Safety Check is now a permanent, anxiety-inducing fixture in our lives

Facebook's Safety Check is now a permanent, anxiety-inducing fixture in our lives | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
The page will be a hub of crises, natural disasters and conflicts, for anybody to peruse and check on loved ones or investigate relief options
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We can’t ban killer robots – it’s already too late | Philip Ball

We can’t ban killer robots – it’s already too late | Philip Ball | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Telling international arms traders they can’t make killer robots is like telling soft-drinks makers that they can’t make orangeade, says science writer Philip Ball
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What moral decisions should driverless cars make?

What moral decisions should driverless cars make? | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Should your driverless car kill you if it means saving five pedestrians? In this primer on the social dilemmas of driverless cars, Iyad Rahwan explores how the technology will challenge our morality and explains his work collecting data from real people on the ethical trade-offs we're willing (and not willing) to make.
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Assume self-driving cars are a hacker's dream? Think again

Assume self-driving cars are a hacker's dream? Think again | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Autonomous vehicles have long been seen as a major security issue, but experts say they’re less vulnerable to hacks than human-controlled vehicles
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Attorney general begins inquiry about social media impact on UK trials

Attorney general begins inquiry about social media impact on UK trials | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Jeremy Wright QC invites submissions about the effect publicly generated comments are having on criminal cases
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Google 'segregates' women into lower-paying jobs, stifling careers, lawsuit says

Google 'segregates' women into lower-paying jobs, stifling careers, lawsuit says | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Exclusive: Women say Google denied them promotions, telling the Guardian they were forced into less prestigious jobs despite qualifications
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Govt funds controversial facial recognition tech

Govt funds controversial facial recognition tech | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Civil liberties groups warn that there is "no law" and "no oversight" over police use of facial recognition technology.
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CPS revises guidelines on social media 'hate'

CPS revises guidelines on social media 'hate' | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
The tougher stance by the Crown Prosecution Service comes in response to the growing problem of online abuse.
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Augmented reality: Apple and Google's next battleground

Augmented reality: Apple and Google's next battleground | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
The two biggest players in smartphone software are pitching to win the war for AR. But will Ikea and Pokémon Go be enough to get consumers on board?
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Doctors warn of online trolls targeting victims of terror attacks

Doctors warn of online trolls targeting victims of terror attacks | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Social media used to accuse those caught up in incidents in Manchester and London of ‘cashing in’ on the atrocities
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Why is Silicon Valley fighting a sex trafficking bill?

Why is Silicon Valley fighting a sex trafficking bill? | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
The government wants to change rules that allows websites to dodge liability for the ads they host, but tech companies call it counterproductive
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