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Publishers Sue Open Education Start-Up

Publishers Sue Open Education Start-Up | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it

Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education. A group of three large academic publishers has sued the start-up Boundless Learning in federal court, alleging that the young company, which produces open-education alternatives to printed textbooks, has stolen the creative expression of their authors and editors, violating their intellectual-property rights. The publishers Pearson, Cengage Learning, and Macmillan Higher Education filed their joint complaint last month in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York...

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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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Americans 'evenly split' over need to regulate Facebook and other big tech

Americans 'evenly split' over need to regulate Facebook and other big tech | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
A nationwide poll reveals ‘jury is still out’ on Silicon Valley’s big corporations, while a separate survey of Guardian readers reveals the challenge Facebook faces in convincing users it is a force for good
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Artificial intelligence risks GM-style public backlash, experts warn

Artificial intelligence risks GM-style public backlash, experts warn | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Researchers say social, ethical and political concerns are mounting and greater oversight is urgently needed
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Twitter nears profit as it adds users

Twitter nears profit as it adds users | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
The social media firm's losses narrow sharply, with four million more people now using its service.
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Dr Google knows best: how technology is disrupting our relationships with GPs

Dr Google knows best: how technology is disrupting our relationships with GPs | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
The ability to self-manage our health could break down barriers to efficient healthcare, but only if doctors embrace the technology
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Amazon Key system will allow delivery drivers to unlock customers' doors

Amazon Key system will allow delivery drivers to unlock customers' doors | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Couriers will be able to gain entry to properties, watched by the recipient on their mobile phone
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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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Coders of the world, unite: can Silicon Valley workers curb the power of Big Tech?

Coders of the world, unite: can Silicon Valley workers curb the power of Big Tech? | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
The long read: For decades, tech companies promised to make the world better. As that dream falls apart, disillusioned insiders are trying to take back control
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US senators warn of 'fake news' threat from Russia and urge tech giants to act

US senators warn of 'fake news' threat from Russia and urge tech giants to act | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Senate committee says ‘Russia intended to divide our society’ in election and attacks Facebook, Google and Twitter for unsatisfactory response
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WhatsApp and Facebook to face data probe

WhatsApp and Facebook to face data probe | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
The messaging app has been accused of "non-compliance" with EU laws.
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Nazi forums closed in Reddit crackdown

Nazi forums closed in Reddit crackdown | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
The site shuts several forums but experts say extremists may find ways of dodging the new policy.
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Would you share your internet for cash?

Would you share your internet for cash? | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Orchid hopes people will share bandwidth with others in exchange for crypto-currency.
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