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UK spy agency intercepted webcam images of millions of Yahoo users

UK spy agency intercepted webcam images of millions of Yahoo users | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
• Optic Nerve program collected Yahoo webcam images in bulk • 1.8m users targeted by GCHQ in six-month period alone • Yahoo: 'A whole new level of violation of our users' privacy' • Material included large quantity of sexually explicit images
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Welcome to the robot-based workforce: will your job become automated too?

Welcome to the robot-based workforce: will your job become automated too? | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
From waitstaff to care companions and legal researchers, the future of the machine worker is here. But where does that leave humans
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Facebook scammers: expert advice on how to stay safe

Facebook scammers: expert advice on how to stay safe | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Mark Zuckerberg’s social network has worked hard to fend off scammers, but they keep on coming with the hope of defrauding some of its 1.5bn users
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How South America's lithium triangle is gearing up to feed our battery addiction

How South America's lithium triangle is gearing up to feed our battery addiction | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
‘White petroleum’ powers everything from electric cars to mobile phones, and half the earth’s resources come from the salt flats of Chile, Argentina and Bolivia
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Redaction error reveals FBI did target Lavabit to spy on Edward Snowden

Redaction error reveals FBI did target Lavabit to spy on Edward Snowden | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Court-ordered release of Lavabit case files finally reveals Snowden was target of action that shuttered secure and private email service
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Major sites including New York Times and BBC hit by 'ransomware' malvertising

Major sites including New York Times and BBC hit by 'ransomware' malvertising | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Adverts hijacked by malicious campaign that demands payment in bitcoin to unlock user computers
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The problem with clicking 'like' on Facebook

The problem with clicking 'like' on Facebook | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Liking posts on Facebook has become a reflex for many people, who may see it as a quick, simple and non-committal way of registering that they’ve seen a post from a friend or page, but Facebook users who click 'like' on posts and pages may be helping scammers to hoodwink people online.

Seemingly harmless, liking posts on Facebook can actually be extremely dangerous and can enable online scammers to steal people’s information, spread viruses or give out false information by ‘like-farming’ on Facebook.
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Online abuse: existing laws too fragmented and don’t serve victims, says police chief

Online abuse: existing laws too fragmented and don’t serve victims, says police chief | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Stephen Kavanagh of Essex police says scale of abuse threatens to overwhelm police as MPs prepare to introduce bill to update law on cyber-enabled crime
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The FBI wants a backdoor only it can use – but wanting it doesn’t make it possible

The FBI wants a backdoor only it can use – but wanting it doesn’t make it possible | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Much like climate change denialists, politicians continue to debate encryption – ignoring the consensus of experts that it must not be compromised
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It seems a lot of people do not know the history of cryptography also. But to the real point of cryptography & steganography and security. First off the FBI had the metadata up to 4 days before the event. They still used the case as a cherry picked case for a back door with other cases waiting in line if the FBI gets it's way. Not only that the telecoms could fill in the gap of metadata for the 4 days in question with a simple request. The 2 phones they had incriminating evidence on they destroyed & the I-phone in question was a work phone left behind. I.E. a low probability it has any good intel on it at all. Also as they showed they linked the social networks they posted to or used. So they already had better data points. Now to one of the big kickers of it all. If the FBI gets a backdoor to everything and police also. That just means you can't trust American security along with china and Russia and so on. The number of people who have access to a tool like that would lead to a leak of the toolset to criminals or governments or hackers in general. Even if apple kept the key's. It would be a huge target for some people to try to get. Yes there is a irony to cryptography being a security measure & putting back doors in that undermines that security. Not to get into the coast of development the FBI wants for free. When they pay a lot of other hackers to do less. Now for a kicker to what the FBI did. They not only cherry picked the case for a backdoor. They also pulled off a psyop of a type to influence people. Multiple articles on needing a back door and at least 3 vectors they used if not more for reasons why they need a back door all with in short time of press releases. From San Bernardino to the 12 cases right behind it to the claim of not being able to be effective for intel gathering and so on. Then you also have the places wanting to ban encryption on phones or other devices. That's really one of the worst. It's not only repressing a type of knowledge, but making people less secure in general instead of safer. The FBI also screwed up in resetting the Icloud account. http://www.pcworld.com/article/3040036/security/fbi-director-admits-mistake-was-made-with-san-bernadino-icloud-reset.html
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The Government just introduced a law banning WhatsApp

The Government just introduced a law banning WhatsApp | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
The Government is pushing through a bill that will cripple WhatsApp and iMessage as they currently exist.

The bill has been re-drafted after it was criticised by every parliamentary committee responsible for scrutinising it, but many of the most controversial powers remain.
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Baidu apps found to be 'leaking' personal data - BBC News

Baidu apps found to be 'leaking' personal data - BBC News | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Data about millions of Chinese people is being leaked by apps that use code written by the net giant Baidu, say researchers.
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Play nice! How the internet is trying to design out toxic behaviour

Play nice! How the internet is trying to design out toxic behaviour | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Online abuse can be cruel – but for some tech companies it is an existential threat. Can giants such as Facebook use behavioural psychology and persuasive design to tame the trolls?
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Music labels win $22.2m damages from MP3Skull – if they can find its owners

Music labels win $22.2m damages from MP3Skull – if they can find its owners | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Following a lawsuit coordinated by industry body the RIAA, rightsholders are awarded maximum damages and given green light to seize domain names
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Apple v the FBI: why the 1789 All Writs Act is the wrong tool

Apple v the FBI: why the 1789 All Writs Act is the wrong tool | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
The law requires a balance between flexibility and tyranny, and was never intended to let the government break the security and privacy on which digital trust depends
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Facebook's 'ethnic affinity' advertising sparks concerns of racial profiling

Facebook's 'ethnic affinity' advertising sparks concerns of racial profiling | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Advertisers can target African American-, Asian American- and Hispanic-affiliated groups through the site
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YouTube and music labels clash again over 'meagre' artist royalties

YouTube and music labels clash again over 'meagre' artist royalties | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Industry body RIAA takes aim at ‘some technology giants’ but Google claims ‘apples to oranges’ comparisons sell its contribution short
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Windows 10 automatically installs without permission, complain users

Windows 10 automatically installs without permission, complain users | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Microsoft denies claims on Reddit, forums, gaming sites and Twitter that Windows 10 is being forced on Windows 7 PCs without asking users
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Tim Cook: FBI's claims of weakened surveillance powers are 'a crock'

Tim Cook: FBI's claims of weakened surveillance powers are 'a crock' | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Apple CEO dismisses FBI’s argument that only one iPhone will be affected by case of San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook: ‘It puts millions of people at risk’
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We should be more afraid of computers than we are – video

We should be more afraid of computers than we are – video | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
As sophisticated algorithms become able to complete tasks we once thought impossible, computers become a real threat to humanity
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Good day at school? There’s an app for that

Good day at school? There’s an app for that | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Behaviour-recording program tracks a child’s education, but ensuring privacy is a concern
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Facebook to pay millions more in UK tax

Facebook to pay millions more in UK tax | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Social media company to pay more tax as revenue from largest advertisers to be routed through UK rather than Ireland
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Life after the Ashley Madison affair

Life after the Ashley Madison affair | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
It’s six months since hackers leaked the names of 30 million people who had used the infidelity website Ashley Madison. Resignations, divorces and suicides followed. Tom Lamont sifts through the wreckage
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How artificial intelligence could radically transform education

How artificial intelligence could radically transform education | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Artificial intelligence should be used to provide children with one-to-one tutoring to improve their learning and monitor their well-being, academics have argued. 

One-to-one tutoring has long been thought the most-effective approach to teaching but would be too expensive to provide for all students.
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'Girls in tech' competition won by boy - BBC News

'Girls in tech' competition won by boy - BBC News | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
EDF Energy is criticised after a 13-year-old-boy wins a competition that was part of a campaign to attract teenage girls to the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths
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Mercedes-Benz swaps robots for people on its assembly lines

Mercedes-Benz swaps robots for people on its assembly lines | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Car makers switch to smaller and safer robots working alongside humans for greater flexibility
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Apple accuses FBI of violating constitutional rights in iPhone battle

Apple accuses FBI of violating constitutional rights in iPhone battle | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
FBI’s ‘unprecedented’ request violates free speech law, Apple argues in first legal response to order that it must provide access to San Bernardino shooter’s phone
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