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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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Rise of the machines: who is the ‘internet of things’ good for?

Rise of the machines: who is the ‘internet of things’ good for? | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
The long read: Interconnected technology is now an inescapable reality – ordering our shopping, monitoring our cities and sucking up vast amounts of data along the way. The promise is that it will benefit us all – but how can it?
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Life and death in Apple’s forbidden city

Life and death in Apple’s forbidden city | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
In an extract from his new book, Brian Merchant reveals how he gained access to Longhua, the vast complex where iPhones are made and where, in 2010, unhappy workers started killing themselves
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Can regulating the Internet stop terror attacks?

Can regulating the Internet stop terror attacks? | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
British Prime Minister Theresa May says tech giants need to crack down on online terrorist activity because they're creating "safe spaces" for terrorists, but others say that will just push terrorist activities further underground.
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Who is to blame for exposing the NHS to cyber-attacks?

Who is to blame for exposing the NHS to cyber-attacks? | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Could the government or intelligence agencies have done more to protect the health service from cybercriminals?
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Ofsted considers using social media to monitor schools

Ofsted considers using social media to monitor schools | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Teachers criticise possible use of ‘unsubstantiated gossip’ to help decide whether an inspection is needed
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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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Facebook launches drive in UK to tackle online extremist material

Facebook launches drive in UK to tackle online extremist material | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Firm’s Online Civil Courage Initiative, already launched in Germany and France, aims to help charities and NGOs identify and eliminate hate speach
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This Is Why You Should Stop Using Google Search

This Is Why You Should Stop Using Google Search | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Google has unrivaled access to your browsing habits. Giving everything to Google isn't such a good idea. Here are some excellent Google alternatives that still get the job done.
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'This oversteps a boundary': teenagers perturbed by Facebook surveillance

'This oversteps a boundary': teenagers perturbed by Facebook surveillance | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
News that Facebook shared teens’ details with advertisers throws focus on firm’s ability to mine the data of its 2 billion users – and raises serious ethical questions
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Who’ll Be the First to Meld With the Machines? Diabetics

Who’ll Be the First to Meld With the Machines? Diabetics | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Five years ago, the feds would never let a computer deliver a drug that could kill you. Then they approved the artificial pancreas.
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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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