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Apple factories accused of exploiting Chinese workers

Apple factories accused of exploiting Chinese workers | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Poorly paid workers are said to work excessive hours and suffer humiliations in the drive to produce iPads and iPhones...
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Google ordered to remove links to ‘right to be forgotten’ removal stories

Google ordered to remove links to ‘right to be forgotten’ removal stories | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
UK data protection watchdog orders search engine to remove search result links to news stories about right to be forgotten link removals
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Dear Google: open letter from 80 academics on 'right to be forgotten'

Dear Google: open letter from 80 academics on 'right to be forgotten' | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Full text of the letter demanding more transparency from Google over how it processes ‘right to be forgotten’ requests
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Chipping away at card fraud piece by piece

Chipping away at card fraud piece by piece | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Technology advances mean we must redress the line between consumer convenience and security, protecting customers without putting them off
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Controversial anonymous networking app Secret to close down

Controversial anonymous networking app Secret to close down | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Founder David Byttow says Secret does not represent his original vision amid criticism that it had become a forum for online abuse
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Turning off technology is about mental wellbeing – not becoming a digital hermit

Turning off technology is about mental wellbeing – not becoming a digital hermit | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Technological advances have put the world at our fingertips, but is being connected all of the time really good for us?
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Yik Yak hack is latest warning of the risks of 'anonymous' messaging apps

Yik Yak hack is latest warning of the risks of 'anonymous' messaging apps | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Thankfully for the startup’s users, its vulnerability was unearthed by a security company not a malicious hacker
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Health warning: Now e-cigarettes can give you malware

Health warning: Now e-cigarettes can give you malware | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Better for your lungs, worse for your hard drives, e-cigarettes can potentially infect a computer if plugged in to charge
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Google settles online abuse court case

Google settles online abuse court case | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
International businessman brought case against global arm of internet search firm over spread of malicious stories online
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Spyware exports will need a licence under new EU rules

Spyware exports will need a licence under new EU rules | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
‘Intrusion software’ joins nuclear reactors and rocket fuel on the EU’s list of technologies that may have military applications. By Alex Hern
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Silk Road 2.0 targeted in 'Operation Onymous' dark-web takedown

Silk Road 2.0 targeted in 'Operation Onymous' dark-web takedown | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Another 413 illicit services based on the Tor network were closed in an international crackdown on online drugs trade
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AT&T 'baffled' by charges it misled customers over 'unlimited' data plans

AT&T 'baffled' by charges it misled customers over 'unlimited' data plans | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
FTC says company’s ‘throttling’ cut data speeds by up to 90% but AT&T says ‘We have been completely transparent’
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Fake Seattle Times news story created by FBI provokes outrage at newspaper

Fake Seattle Times news story created by FBI provokes outrage at newspaper | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Editor lambasts FBI after learning it had created a fake page to learn about a suspect’s activity during an investigation
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When Wall Street and Silicon Valley come together – a cautionary tale

When Wall Street and Silicon Valley come together – a cautionary tale | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Increasingly, to oppose tech innovation is akin to defaulting on Enlightenment values. But there is a dark side to this gospel of digitalisation when it is closely aligned with financial motives
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The Spotify privacy backlash: what is my personal data really worth? | Paul Mason

The Spotify privacy backlash: what is my personal data really worth? | Paul Mason | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
We are living in an era where big companies want to exploit the information we’ve given them for free. This powerful knowledge could be used for good – or to create entire business empires
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Why the BBC is wrong to republish ‘right to be forgotten’ links

Why the BBC is wrong to republish ‘right to be forgotten’ links | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
The BBC’s action betrays a wider ambivalence to the right to be forgotten. But they would do well to recognise the dangers of the internet’s perpetual present
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Should Googling in exams be allowed? | Lola Okolosie and Chris McGovern

Should Googling in exams be allowed? | Lola Okolosie and Chris McGovern | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
A vital skill or further dumbing down? Lola Okolosie and Chris McGovern debate whether Google searches should be permitted during GCSE and A-level exams
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Instagram for doctors: how Figure 1 is crowdsourcing diagnoses

Instagram for doctors: how Figure 1 is crowdsourcing diagnoses | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
The medical photo-sharing app lets doctors and medical staff send images of diseases and injuries safely
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Six ways your tech is spying on you – and how to turn it off | Alex Hern

Six ways your tech is spying on you – and how to turn it off | Alex Hern | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Compared with what’s already happening, Samsung’s warning not to discuss sensitive issues in front of its TVs seems pretty tame. But you can fight back
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'You're the bomb!' Are you at risk from the anti-terrorism algorithms?

'You're the bomb!' Are you at risk from the anti-terrorism algorithms? | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
James Ball: Does the stuff you post on the internet make you look like a terrorist? Is the rhythm of your typing sending the wrong signals? If everything we do online is monitored by machines, how well does the system work?
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Malware spied on companies and governments in 10 countries since 2008

Malware spied on companies and governments in 10 countries since 2008 | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
‘Nation state’ most likely behind development of stealth malware Regin, say antivirus experts
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Spain moves to protect domestic media with new 'Google tax'

Spain moves to protect domestic media with new 'Google tax' | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Newspapers in Spain will now be able to demand a monthly fee from the search engine before it can list them on Google News. By Alex Hern
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Double trouble for Apple, as two software security flaws discovered

Double trouble for Apple, as two software security flaws discovered | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
A Swedish hacker has discovered software vulnerability in Apple’s desktop operating system, while a separate researcher has discovered iPhone malware. By Alex Hern
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Six Britons arrested over Silk Road 2.0 amid dark-web takedown

Six Britons arrested over Silk Road 2.0 amid dark-web takedown | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Arrests are part of joint European and US operation across 17 countries to crack down on online drugs trade
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Tor users advised to check their computers for malware

Tor users advised to check their computers for malware | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Users of the anonymising service may have accidentally downloaded malware thanks to a malicious Russian hacker. By Alex Hern
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Woman sues federal agent over fake Facebook profile used in drug case

Woman sues federal agent over fake Facebook profile used in drug case | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
US Justice Department agrees to review Sondra Arquiett’s suit, which claims DEA agent gave impression of her cooperation with an investigation
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