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The third and final part of Adam Curtis’ All Watched Over By Machines of Loving Grace touches on the mineral coltan and its importance to consumer electronics and east African wars. It’s worth ...
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'Prejudices play out in the ratings we give' – the myth of digital equality

'Prejudices play out in the ratings we give' – the myth of digital equality | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Sharing apps – from Airbnb to Uber – were supposed to make services open to everyone. But real-life discrimination can be exacerbated in an economy where we are vulnerable to others’ biases
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Future thinking: will artificial intelligence overtake humans? – tech podcast

Future thinking: will artificial intelligence overtake humans? – tech podcast | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
With technology developing at an increasingly rapid pace, as we head into 2017, we ask: will AI machines surpass the human race?
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How 2016 became the year of the hack – and what it means for the future

How 2016 became the year of the hack – and what it means for the future | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
From Russia and the US election to revelations about Yahoo, the hallmark of the major cyber-attacks this year has been just how public they have become
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A 'listening' hairbrush and emotional cars: the futuristic trends of CES 2017

A 'listening' hairbrush and emotional cars: the futuristic trends of CES 2017 | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Digital interactivity has top billing at the Las Vegas event. But how many people really want a toothbrush that films the inside of their mouth as they clean?
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Digital natives can handle the truth. Trouble is, they can’t find it

Digital natives can handle the truth. Trouble is, they can’t find it | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Alarming research shows that while the young are brilliant at flitting about on social media, their ability to nail down hard facts is woefully lacking
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Facebook 'pauses' WhatsApp data sharing after ICO intervention

Facebook 'pauses' WhatsApp data sharing after ICO intervention | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Information Commissioner’s Office raised concerns over social network’s collection of messaging app’s data
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ACLU finds social media sites gave data to company tracking black protesters

ACLU finds social media sites gave data to company tracking black protesters | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
ACLU revealed Tuesday that Facebook, Twitter and Instagram gave ‘special access’ to Geofeedia, a controversial social media monitoring company
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Samsung must act fast to keep an exploding phone from blowing up its brand

Samsung must act fast to keep an exploding phone from blowing up its brand | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Galaxy Note 7-maker faces questions over its response to defects with its devices that could tarnish the company in the long-term
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Why the internet of things is the new magic ingredient for cyber criminals | John Naughton

Why the internet of things is the new magic ingredient for cyber criminals | John Naughton | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
The massive attack on Brian Krebs’s website presents huge problems for investigative reporters
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SWIFT finally pushes two-factor auth in banks – it only took several multimillion-dollar thefts

SWIFT finally pushes two-factor auth in banks – it only took several multimillion-dollar thefts | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Better late than never
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10 quick questions about installing Windows 10 – and how to block it

10 quick questions about installing Windows 10 – and how to block it | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
The majority of the questions sent to Ask Jack are about Windows 10. Here are 10 recent ones, plus a bonus: how to stop or block the upgrade
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Uber, Lyft and others must have rules or workers will lose out | Elizabeth Warren

Uber, Lyft and others must have rules or workers will lose out | Elizabeth Warren | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
While technology has undoubtedly improved our lives, history shows we need rules and regulations to ensure workers can share in the gig economy’s wealth
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Battlefield 1: is it wrong to set a war game in the trenches of the first world war?

Battlefield 1: is it wrong to set a war game in the trenches of the first world war? | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
We are comfortable with a cartoon portrayal of Allies versus Nazis. It’s not much worse to gamify the Great War
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They call it fun, but the digital giants are turning workers into robots | John Harris

They call it fun, but the digital giants are turning workers into robots | John Harris | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
With perfect timing, a new film highlights how employee monitoring is taking over people’s lives
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Why it's dangerous to outsource our critical thinking to computers

Why it's dangerous to outsource our critical thinking to computers | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
It is crucial for a resilient democracy that we better understand how Google and Facebook are changing the way we think, interact and behave
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Facebook Live is changing the world - but not in the way it hoped

Facebook Live is changing the world - but not in the way it hoped | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Facebook’s betting big on everyone streaming their lives in real time, but has it unleashed a monster it can’t control?
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Pet 'emotion trackers' and intelligent jeans are here. But do we want them?

Pet 'emotion trackers' and intelligent jeans are here. But do we want them? | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
A voyage through the offbeat products on show at CES 2017, the annual electronics show, foreshadows a weird and wild future
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Careful which chatbot you talk to, unless you want their ads on Facebook Messenger

Careful which chatbot you talk to, unless you want their ads on Facebook Messenger | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Brands and businesses can send ‘sponsored messages’ to anyone who has previously chatted to them or a chatbot on Facebook Messenger
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Do you want your shower to help Russian hackers? | John Naughton

Do you want your shower to help Russian hackers? | John Naughton | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
The internet of things has created a global network of devices vulnerable to cyber criminals – and no one wants to fix it
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Yahoo email surveillance: who approved the secret scanning program?

Yahoo email surveillance: who approved the secret scanning program? | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Neither the tech company nor the government will say who greenlighted custom program to scan users’ emails, but secret Fisa court and FBI are possibilities
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Entire US political system ‘under attack’ by Russian hacking, experts warn

Entire US political system ‘under attack’ by Russian hacking, experts warn | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Meanwhile, some US commentators on cybersecurity issues have suggested that these attacks are not a surprise but appear to be a new spin on an old strategy
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Amazon pushes customers towards pricier products, report claims

Amazon pushes customers towards pricier products, report claims | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
ProPublica investigation found that algorithms placed items in the prominent ‘buy box’ on the website that weren’t always the cheapest
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Surface Book nightmare: Microsoft won't fix 'Sleep of Death' bug

Surface Book nightmare: Microsoft won't fix 'Sleep of Death' bug | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
How a weird system crash has plagued expensive lap-slabs for months
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Mobile operator Three to introduce adblocking

Mobile operator Three to introduce adblocking | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Move to ‘give customers more control, choice and greater transparency’ has prompted concern among digital publishers and advertisers
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Naive and foolish move, which displays a profound lack of awareness about how the web works. Publishers will simply pull the plug on free content funded by advertising on the web if mobile operators start doing this...

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Tech billionaires got rich off us. Now they want to feed us the crumbs

Tech billionaires got rich off us. Now they want to feed us the crumbs | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
In a future where robots take our jobs, the tech elite see universal basic income as a fair exchange. But don’t forget – their wealth came from what we provided
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