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Forced Labor Used to Make Everyday Products

Forced Labor Used to Make Everyday Products | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Web Site Shows Extent of Forced Labor Used to Make Everyday Products Voice of America The web site also informs visitors that slaves are used, for example, to mine mica, the mineral used to provide sparkle in cosmetics, or coltan, a component in...
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Twitch malware spends users' money

Twitch malware spends users' money | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
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New Zealand PM deceiving public over spying claims, says Glenn Greenwald

New Zealand PM deceiving public over spying claims, says Glenn Greenwald | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Journalist says he will produce documents by Edward Snowden that prove John Key approved mass surveillance of citizens
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Body upgrades may be nearing reality, but only for the rich

Body upgrades may be nearing reality, but only for the rich | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Israeli historian Yuval Noah Harari says expensive human enhancements will lead to a society more unequal than ever
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iCloud hackers planned Flappy Bird clone to steal photos from phones

iCloud hackers planned Flappy Bird clone to steal photos from phones | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Poster on AnonIB board detailed method for stealing photos by putting malicious app in Google Play store. By Alex Hern
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Apple tells developers they may not sell personal health data to advertisers

Apple tells developers they may not sell personal health data to advertisers | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
The company has tightened its privacy rules in run up to announcements of new technology expected in September
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German minister calls for anti-stress law ban on emails out of office hours

German minister calls for anti-stress law ban on emails out of office hours | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
The employment minister, Andrea Nahles, has commissioned a report into workplace stress with a view to new legislation. By Keith Stuart
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What your wi-fi reveals about you

What your wi-fi reveals about you | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
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Would you pay to use an ad-free internet?

Would you pay to use an ad-free internet? | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
According to a survey, an advert-free internet would cost each person in the UK £140 a year. Tell us whether you'd be willing to pay
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Twitter: it's official, get used to tweets from people you don't follow

Twitter: it's official, get used to tweets from people you don't follow | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Company updates support page to say that it may add content from all sorts of sources on Twitter - but changes are unpopular. By Charles Arthur
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Google working on child-friendly sites – report

Google working on child-friendly sites – report | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Firm said to be developing versions of YouTube and Gmail to which it could let children under 13 sign up
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Police warn sharing James Foley killing video is a crime

Police warn sharing James Foley killing video is a crime | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Met says passing on clip of Isis militant murdering US journalist on social media could lead to prosecution under anti-terror laws
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Anger on Twitter as new feature posts favourites to followers' timelines

Anger on Twitter as new feature posts favourites to followers' timelines | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Hundreds of users complain as favourited tweets suddenly appear in their followers’ timelines like retweets. By Samuel Gibbs
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CIA security luminary: 'Right to be forgotten is not enough'

CIA security luminary: 'Right to be forgotten is not enough' | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Leading security expert Dan Geer says the EU ruling does not go far enough in protecting users’ privacy. By Tom Brewster
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Zoe Quinn on Gamergate: 'We need a proper discussion about online hate mobs'

Zoe Quinn on Gamergate: 'We need a proper discussion about online hate mobs' | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
The developer of Depression Quest speaks to Alex Hern about her life at the centre of a hate campaign
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Europe gears up to fight back against giant US beasts of the internet

Europe gears up to fight back against giant US beasts of the internet | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
EU regulators are confronting the 'voluntary self-subjugation' of Europe to the dominance of Google, Amazon and Facebook
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Meet Datacoup - the company that wants to help you sell your data

Meet Datacoup - the company that wants to help you sell your data | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
‘We’re going towards a world where users have control over their data… this is the first step’. By Tom Brewster
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The 3D-printed key that can unlock anything

The 3D-printed key that can unlock anything | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Lockpicking just became a whole lot easier. Engineers Jos Weyers and Christian Holler can use 3D printing technology to produce ‘bump’ keys capable of opening millions of locks, without ever having seen the original keys.
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Data retention critics alarmed by Australian federal police breach

Data retention critics alarmed by Australian federal police breach | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Civil rights groups and security analysts express renewed concern about the Abbott government push to store metadata
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After-hours work emails: do you reply to colleagues at the dinner table?

After-hours work emails: do you reply to colleagues at the dinner table? | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Germany is attempting to curb emails outside of office hours. What lengths would you go to in order to avoid your emails after clocking off? By Elena Cresci
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How the web lost its way – and its founding principles

How the web lost its way – and its founding principles | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
When Tim Berners-Lee invented the world wide web 24 years ago he thought he'd created an egalitarian tool that shared information for the greater good. But it hasn't quite worked out like that. What went wrong, asks Stuart Jeffries
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'Tech support' scammers using fake downloads to snare new victims

'Tech support' scammers using fake downloads to snare new victims | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Intentionally failed installation lures users into calling ‘support’ line - which drags them into multi-million pound scam. By Charles Arthur
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Ask.fm's new owners vow to crack down on bullying or shut the site

Ask.fm's new owners vow to crack down on bullying or shut the site | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
The Q&A site connected with seven teenagers’ suicides has been bought by Ask.com, who has sworn to crack down on abuse of the platform. By Alex Hern
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James Foley: How social media is fighting back against Isis propaganda

James Foley: How social media is fighting back against Isis propaganda | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
In the wake of the journalist’s death, social media companies begin to take an editorial approach to the content they are hosting. By Hannah Jane Parkinson
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Twitter: from free speech champion to selective censor?

Twitter: from free speech champion to selective censor? | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
By acting on footage of James Foley's murder, Twitter has taken responsibility in a way it hasn't over abuse and threats. So what happens next?
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Online safety: is the internet really a dangerous, lawless jungle for children?

Online safety: is the internet really a dangerous, lawless jungle for children? | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Unsubstantiated news reports do nothing to help, argues Stephen Balkam, unlike education and evidence-based policy
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