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Lib Dems fight to halt extradition

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Richard O'Dwyer, the Sheffield student who founded the tvshack.net website,  faces 10 years in high-security US prison for linking to sites that uploaded TV Shows.

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Google refuses legal request to share pay records in gender discrimination case

Google refuses legal request to share pay records in gender discrimination case | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Tech company’s lawyers say it should not have to provide data on how men and women are compensated, as judge appears to take firm’s side on key issues
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Net neutrality: why are Americans so worried about it being scrapped?

Net neutrality: why are Americans so worried about it being scrapped? | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Most of the world won’t be affected by the changes, so are they a problem? No, if you are a tech monopoly – but yes if you don’t want a two-tier internet
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UK police to lose phone and web data search authorisation powers

UK police to lose phone and web data search authorisation powers | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Change is one of several to snooper’s charter law proposed by ministers in attempt to comply with European court ruling
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Reduce, reuse, reboot: why electronic recycling must up its game

Reduce, reuse, reboot: why electronic recycling must up its game | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
With global e-waste projected to hit 50m tonnes next year, consumers need to put pressure on technology firms to make their products more repairable
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Siri is my agony aunt – but is telling big tech my innermost feelings a bad idea?

Siri is my agony aunt – but is telling big tech my innermost feelings a bad idea? | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
People are increasingly using virtual assistants as their closest confidantes and tech companies are responding. But are we telling them too much?
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Thirty countries use 'armies of opinion shapers' to manipulate democracy – report

Thirty countries use 'armies of opinion shapers' to manipulate democracy – report | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Governments in Venezuela, the Philippines, Turkey and elsewhere use social media to influence elections, drive agendas and counter critics, says report
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Flashlight Apps Snuck Malware Into Google's Play Store, Targeting Bank Accounts

Flashlight Apps Snuck Malware Into Google's Play Store, Targeting Bank Accounts | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Active on Google Play Store as recently as last Friday, a mobile banking trojan infected thousands of users who thought they downloading games or innocent-looking apps, according to research published by a trio of cybersecurity firms.
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Falling for the joke: the risk of using Twitter as a news source

Falling for the joke: the risk of using Twitter as a news source | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
The BBC was left red-faced after quoting a parody account in its Zimbabwe coverage, exposing the danger of journalists relying on social media
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Google Docs is completely broken

Google Docs is completely broken | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
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A reminder of how important it is to back up your data. How reliant is it sensible to be on data stored in the cloud?

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Humanity is doomed: We watch 45 BILLION hours of YouTube a month

Humanity is doomed: We watch 45 BILLION hours of YouTube a month | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
And that's just the stuff Google can count on mobile devices
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'Do you do a bingo night?': the New Zealand chatbots designed to scam the scammers

'Do you do a bingo night?': the New Zealand chatbots designed to scam the scammers | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Internet watchdog uses artificial intelligence bot to engage foreign scammers in long-winded email conversations
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Google DeepMind is making artificial intelligence a slave to the algorithm | Letters

Google DeepMind is making artificial intelligence a slave to the algorithm | Letters | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Letters: Google’s role in university artificial intelligence courses alarms Sheila Hayman
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Experts warn about security after Donald Trump's Twitter account briefly deleted

Experts warn about security after Donald Trump's Twitter account briefly deleted | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
The deactivation of @realDonaldTrump – apparently by a rogue employee – prompted much online mirth but raised concern about more sinister possibilities
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Don't use antivirus firms linked to Russia, cyber security chief tells Whitehall

Don't use antivirus firms linked to Russia, cyber security chief tells Whitehall | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
The Kremlin uses cyberspace for ‘espionage, disruption and influence’, says Ciaran Martin in letter to government departments
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UK class action accuses Google of unlawfully harvesting personal data

UK class action accuses Google of unlawfully harvesting personal data | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Lawsuit claims tech firm bypassed iPhone default privacy settings between June 2011 and February 2012, affecting 5.4m people
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Russian 'troll army' tweets cited more than 80 times in UK media

Russian 'troll army' tweets cited more than 80 times in UK media | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Posts from accounts said by Twitter to be Russian trolls quoted in coverage ranging from breaking news to humorous listicles
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Tim Berners-Lee on the future of the web: 'The system is failing'

Tim Berners-Lee on the future of the web: 'The system is failing' | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
The inventor of the world wide web remains an optimist but sees a ‘nasty wind’ blowing amid concerns over advertising, net neutrality and fake news
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One Facebook ‘like’ is all it takes to target adverts, academics find

One Facebook ‘like’ is all it takes to target adverts, academics find | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Online ad campaigns based on smallest expressions of preference reveal effect of ‘mass psychological persuasion’
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Germany bans children's 'smart' watches over surveillance concerns

Germany bans children's 'smart' watches over surveillance concerns | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Telecoms regulator urges parents to destroy the devices, which have been used to listen in on classroom lessons
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Lords push for new regulations to protect children online

Lords push for new regulations to protect children online | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Cross-party support for amendment looks likely to lead to defeat for the government, which favours a code of practice
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Facebook 'must share information' on Russian interference in UK

Facebook 'must share information' on Russian interference in UK | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Social network is urged to reveal what it knows as expert says it is unlikely Russian professional trolls only used Twitter
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'Way too little, way too late': Facebook's factcheckers say effort is failing

'Way too little, way too late': Facebook's factcheckers say effort is failing | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Journalists fighting spread of fake news raise concerns over possible conflicts of interest and say site has refused to disclose needed data
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No, Facebook isn't spying on you. At least not with the microphone

No, Facebook isn't spying on you. At least not with the microphone | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
The sheer volume of data Facebook has on you is difficult to comprehend, which makes it incredibly creepy – and ripe for conspiracy theories
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Ex-Facebook president Sean Parker: site made to exploit human 'vulnerability'

Ex-Facebook president Sean Parker: site made to exploit human 'vulnerability' | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Site’s founding president, who became a billionaire thanks to the company, says: ‘God only knows what it’s doing to our children’s brains’
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MPs demand Twitter action over Russian interference in UK politics

MPs demand Twitter action over Russian interference in UK politics | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Digital, culture, media and sport committee wants to see lists of suspect Russian-related accounts
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