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Reflections on digital identity in a hyperconnected world
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The data firms ICE hires raise alarm about a hidden industry

The data firms ICE hires raise alarm about a hidden industry | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
“This is where there needs to be debate,” says a former analyst for one of the firms helping Immigration and Customs Enforcement gather personal data.
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The DEA and ICE are hiding surveillance cameras in streetlights —

The DEA and ICE are hiding surveillance cameras in streetlights — | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
"I can tell you this—things are always being watched."
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My Apple Watch became an excuse to not take care of myself

How we learn to rely on tech to tell us when something is wrong, only to misinterpret the signals.
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23 and Me DNA Privacy: Should You Be Worried?

23 and Me DNA Privacy: Should You Be Worried? | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
The increasing popularity of genetic tests poses concerns about the accessibility of personal information.
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This sensor tells your Airbnb host if it thinks you’re having a party

This sensor tells your Airbnb host if it thinks you’re having a party | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
If an Airbnb host were to list their biggest fears, "guests throwing a party and creating thousands of dollars of damage" would probably be featured at the top. NoiseAware’s line of internet-connected microphones is an attempt to assuage these fears.
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Apple’s Tim Cook makes blistering attack on the ‘data industrial complex’

Apple’s Tim Cook makes blistering attack on the ‘data industrial complex’ | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Apple’s CEO Tim Cook has joined the chorus of voices warning that data itself is being weaponized against people and societies — arguing that the trade in digital data has exploded into a “data industrial complex”. Cook did not namecheck the adtech elephants in the room: Goo…
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Feds Order Google To Hand Over A Load Of Innocent Americans' Locations

Feds Order Google To Hand Over A Load Of Innocent Americans' Locations | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Google is being sent repeated "reverse location" orders from federal agents. Privacy activists warn they threaten the privacy of thousands of innocent people.
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A Short, Strategic Comment on Digital Identity

A short talk for the Biometrics Congress, explaining the digital identity vision in contrast to the dead-end digitised identity vision. Here are what people tw…
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Towards a data commons

Towards a data commons | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Implications for the whole of society of the data policies of collaborative economy platforms.
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Dealing with the privacy paradox –

Despite the largest scandal in data collection history, there are no signs of consumers taking majors steps to further protect their privacy. Facebook hasn’t tried to conceal its relief. What’s next…
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China's Surveillance State Should Scare Everyone

China's Surveillance State Should Scare Everyone | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
The country is perfecting a vast network of digital espionage as a means of social control—with implications for democracies worldwide.
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nukem777's curator insight, February 6, 4:54 AM
Give it another 10 years and people will be begging for the 'surveillance state'..

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Facebook Patents Tech To Detect Users’ Socioeconomic Status

Facebook Patents Tech To Detect Users’ Socioeconomic Status | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Facebook patent uses different data sources to guess what income bracket you're in.
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Corporate Surveillance In Everyday Life

Corporate Surveillance In Everyday Life | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
How Thousands of Companies Monitor, Analyze, and Influence the Lives of Billions. Report + Web Publication.
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Alarm over talks to implant UK employees with microchips | Technology | The Guardian

Alarm over talks to implant UK employees with microchips | Technology | The Guardian | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Trades Union Congress concerned over tech being used to control and micromanage
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Chinese 'gait recognition' tech IDs people by how they walk

Chinese 'gait recognition' tech IDs people by how they walk | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities have begun deploying a new surveillance tool: "gait recognition" software that uses people's body shapes and how they walk to identify them, even when their faces are hidden from cameras. Already used by police on the streets of Beijing and Shanghai, "gait recognition" is part of a push across China to develop artificial-intelligence and data-driven surveillance that is raising concern about how far the technology will go.
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The House That Spied on Me

The House That Spied on Me | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
In December, I converted my one-bedroom apartment in San Francisco into a “smart home.” I connected as many of my appliances and belongings as I could to the internet: an Amazon Echo, my lights, my coffee maker, my baby monitor, my kid’s toys, my vacuum, my TV, my toothbrush, a photo frame, a sex toy, and even my bed.
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Algorithms Should Be Designed Like the iPhone

Algorithms Should Be Designed Like the iPhone | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
In the introduction to her new book, Hannah Fry points out something interesting about the phrase “Hello World.” It’s never…
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Achieving Key Milestone, Sovrin Gives Decentralized Identity Network Demonstration

Achieving Key Milestone, Sovrin Gives Decentralized Identity Network Demonstration | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Internet Identity Workshop Uses Sovrin Network
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'Uberland' Traces How Ride-Hailing Changed Society

'Uberland' Traces How Ride-Hailing Changed Society | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
In her new book, author Alex Rosenblat talked with Uber drivers in 25 cities to trace the story of how ride-hailing disrupted the very definition of labor.
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Sovrin Foundation, Ontology and Evernym Collaborate on Interoperable Decentralized Identity Networks

Sovrin Foundation, Ontology and Evernym Collaborate on Interoperable Decentralized Identity Networks | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Blockchain Identity Experts Working Together
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Data&Society 2017-2018 Annual Report

Data&Society 2017-2018 Annual Report | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Data & Society is pleased to present its 2017-18 Annual Report. This report chronicles a dynamic, expanding network that is using rigorous interdisciplinary research to challenge existing narratives about the purpose and power of technology in society.
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Smart Home Surveillance: Governments Tell Google's Nest To Hand Over Data 300 Times

Smart Home Surveillance: Governments Tell Google's Nest To Hand Over Data 300 Times | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Google smart division hands over data to governments regularly, but critics say Nest could be more transparent.
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Surveillance Valley | Yasha Levine

Surveillance Valley | Yasha Levine | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
If the Internet is truly such a revolutionary break from the past, why are companies like Google in bed with cops and spies?
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Identity Policies: The clash between democracy and biometrics

Privacy International is celebrating Data Privacy Week, where we’ll be talking about privacy and issues related to control, data protection, surveillance and identity. Join the conversation on…
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Personal Data Representatives: An Idea – Tom Steinberg – Medium

The lives of internet users are overflowing with choices to be made about our personal data. Should this app be allowed to use my location? Are my Facebook sharing settings letting the right people…
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