Ethical Issues In Technology
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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 | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Trades Union Congress concerned over tech being used to control and micromanage
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Children are being 'datafied from birth'

Children are being 'datafied from birth' | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Internet giants and toy-makers should be clear about the data they collect, children's commissioner says.
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Facial image matching system risks 'chilling effect' on freedoms, rights groups say | World news | The Guardian

Facial image matching system risks 'chilling effect' on freedoms, rights groups say | World news | The Guardian | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
System dubbed ‘the capability’ processes Australians’ information whether they are crime suspects or not
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Facebook delays identity checks on UK political advertisers | Technology | The Guardian

Facebook delays identity checks on UK political advertisers | Technology | The Guardian | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Exclusive: social network says it is improving process to stop abuse of disclaimer system
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Pain in the brain! Kaspersky warns of hackable brain implants • The Register

Pain in the brain! Kaspersky warns of hackable brain implants • The Register | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
That furious clicking you hear is Charlie Brooker frantically writing his next script
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Tim Cook calls for US federal privacy law to tackle 'weaponized' personal data | Technology | The Guardian

Tim Cook calls for US federal privacy law to tackle 'weaponized' personal data | Technology | The Guardian | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Apple CEO warns of ‘data industrial complex’ as Facebook and Google chiefs also voice support for regulation
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UK fines Facebook £500,000 for failing to protect user data | Technology | The Guardian

UK fines Facebook £500,000 for failing to protect user data | Technology | The Guardian | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Decision by information commissioner comes after Cambridge Analytica scandal
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Khashoggi: Bots feed Saudi support after disappearance

Khashoggi: Bots feed Saudi support after disappearance | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Suspected bot accounts are helping shape the social media narrative after the journalist's disappearance.
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MPs question Google, Facebook and Twitter on problematic content | Politics | The Guardian

MPs question Google, Facebook and Twitter on problematic content | Politics | The Guardian | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Executives unable to give figures to Commons science and technology committee
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Uninformed Consent

Uninformed Consent | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it

Companies want access to more and more of your personal data — from where you are to what’s in your DNA. Can they unlock its value without triggering a privacy backlash?

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Can you fall in love with a scripted robot? A growing number of app gamers are | Technology | The Guardian

Can you fall in love with a scripted robot? A growing number of app gamers are | Technology | The Guardian | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
A crop of dating simulations where the goal is to reach a virtual happily ever after have recently become hits. Are they a substitute for human companionship or a new type of digital intimacy?
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Germany launches world's first autonomous tram in Potsdam | World news | The Guardian

Germany launches world's first autonomous tram in Potsdam | World news | The Guardian | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
The Guardian goes for a ride on the new AI-driven Combino vehicle developed by Siemens
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Major security flaw in Tory conference app reveals users' data | Politics | The Guardian

Major security flaw in Tory conference app reveals users' data | Politics | The Guardian | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Images posted to social media show people accessing data of senior Tories such as Boris Johnson and Michael Gove
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Britain funds research into drones that decide who they kill, says report | World news | The Guardian

Britain funds research into drones that decide who they kill, says report | World news | The Guardian | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Investigation reveals that technology for autonomous lethal weapons with artificial intelligence is being funded by MoD
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Energy cost of 'mining' bitcoin more than twice that of copper or gold | Technology | The Guardian

Energy cost of 'mining' bitcoin more than twice that of copper or gold | Technology | The Guardian | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
New research reveals that cryptocurrencies require far more electricity per-dollar than it takes to mine most real metals
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Pressure grows on Zuckerberg to attend Facebook committee hearing | Technology | The Guardian

Pressure grows on Zuckerberg to attend Facebook committee hearing | Technology | The Guardian | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Australia, Argentina and Ireland join UK and Canada in urging Facebook CEO to give evidence to parliaments
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Tim Berners-Lee launches campaign to save the web from abuse | Technology | The Guardian

Tim Berners-Lee launches campaign to save the web from abuse | Technology | The Guardian | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
A ‘Magna Carta for the web’ will protect people’s rights online from threats such as fake news, prejudice and hate, says founder of the world wide web
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Who should AI kill in a driverless car crash? It depends who you ask | Technology | The Guardian

Who should AI kill in a driverless car crash? It depends who you ask | Technology | The Guardian | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Responses vary around the world when you ask the public who an out-of-control self-driving car should hit
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Apple and Samsung fined for deliberately slowing down phones | Technology | The Guardian

Apple and Samsung fined for deliberately slowing down phones | Technology | The Guardian | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Italian investigation found software updates ‘significantly reduced performance’, hastening new purchases
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Blockchain isn't about democracy and decentralisation – it's about greed | Nouriel Roubini | Business | The Guardian

Blockchain isn't about democracy and decentralisation – it's about greed | Nouriel Roubini | Business | The Guardian | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin result in the concentration of wealth, not greater equality
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Facebook cracks down on ‘dark ads’ by British political groups | Technology | The Guardian

Facebook cracks down on ‘dark ads’ by British political groups | Technology | The Guardian | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Social network hopes launch of transparency tools will restore trust after series of scandals
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Tech suffers from lack of humanities, says Mozilla head | Technology | The Guardian

Tech suffers from lack of humanities, says Mozilla head | Technology | The Guardian | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Mitchell Baker says firms should hire philosophy and psychology graduates to tackle misinformation
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Google+ shutting down after users' data is exposed

Google+ shutting down after users' data is exposed | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Reports claim the firm knew about issue, affecting up to 500,000 people, in March but chose not to disclose it.
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Amazon's Alexa knows what you forgot and can guess what you're thinking | Technology | The Guardian

Amazon's Alexa knows what you forgot and can guess what you're thinking | Technology | The Guardian | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
AI voice assistant will soon give users with connected smart home devices reminders to lock doors and turn off lights
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UK newspaper industry demands levy on tech firms | Media | The Guardian

UK newspaper industry demands levy on tech firms | Media | The Guardian | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
News Media Association says Google and Facebook should fund the journalism from which they profit
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