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Surveillance Valley | Yasha Levine

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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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Reflections on digital identity in a hyperconnected world
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If Your Privacy Is in the Hands of Others Alone, You Don’t Have Any | Linux Journal

If Your Privacy Is in the Hands of Others Alone, You Don’t Have Any | Linux Journal | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
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The Laws of Identity

The Laws of Identity | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
In this post, I make a case that Sovrin not only conforms to Kim Cameron's Seven Laws of Identity, but constitutes the identity metasystem he envisioned in 2004.
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It’s Time for a Bill of Data Rights – MIT Technology Review –

It is the summer of 2023, and Rachel is broke. Sitting in a bar one evening, browsing job ads on her phone, she gets a text message. Researchers doing a study on liver function have gotten her name…
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CONTRARY BRIN: We can't own information

CONTRARY BRIN: We can't own information | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
A blog about science, technology, science fiction, books, and the future.
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Startup Global e·dentity raises funds and receives patent for innovative biometric system

Startup Global e·dentity raises funds and receives patent for innovative biometric system | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Multi-factor biometrics and digital identity startup Global e·dentity has been granted a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for identifying people by their subcutaneous vascular…
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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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Is Data Ethics an Oxymoron? Customers Don't Think So

Is Data Ethics an Oxymoron? Customers Don't Think So | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Attention C-Suite: If you make only one New Year’s resolution, make it this: use personal data intelligently, transparently and ethically.
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China’s Use of Big Data Might Actually Make It Less Big Brother-ish

B y 2020, China’s new system of social credit scoring is expected to give each citizen a trustworthiness rating based on anything from shopping habits to choice of friends. It may seem like an ideal…
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Technology needs ethics. Oxford philosopher Luciano Floridi explains why

Luciano Floridi has never been kind with technology. In ’95, when the web as we know it today did not exist and he was a PhD Philosophy student, he wrote things such as: «No one controls the system…
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Homeland Security Will Let Software Flag Potential Terrorists

The software, developed under contract, will be given to foreign governments. It is already being tested.
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A Facebook Patent Would Predict Your Household’s Demographics Based On Family Photos

A Facebook Patent Would Predict Your Household’s Demographics Based On Family Photos | Digital Footprint | Scoop.it
Facebook’s proposed technology would analyze your #wifey tags, shared IP addresses, and photos to predict whom you live with.
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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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