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What are all these GDPR emails filling up your inbox? | Technology | The Guardian

What are all these GDPR emails filling up your inbox? | Technology | The Guardian | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Websites are desperately trying to maintain their links to users before the 24 May deadline, when consumers rather than companies will be in charge of personal data
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Facebook lets advertisers target users based on sensitive interests | Technology | The Guardian

Facebook lets advertisers target users based on sensitive interests | Technology | The Guardian | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Social network categorises users based on potentially sensitive interests such as Islam or homosexuality
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Mark Zuckerberg to appear before European parliament | Technology | The Guardian

Mark Zuckerberg to appear before European parliament | Technology | The Guardian | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Facebook chief’s closed-door meeting with MEPs will be seen as snub to UK
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Google DeepMind's AI program learns human navigation skills | Technology | The Guardian

Google DeepMind's AI program learns human navigation skills | Technology | The Guardian | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Google’s AI beat humans at a game that involved racing around an unfamiliar virtual environment
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Google's 'deceitful' AI assistant to identify itself as a robot during calls | Technology | The Guardian

Google's 'deceitful' AI assistant to identify itself as a robot during calls | Technology | The Guardian | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Google Duplex, which simulates human speech with lifelike inflections, criticised as unethical
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Social media copies gambling methods 'to create psychological cravings' | Technology | The Guardian

Social media copies gambling methods 'to create psychological cravings' | Technology | The Guardian | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Methods activate ‘same brain mechanisms as cocaine’ and leads to users experiencing ‘phantom’ notification buzzing, experts warn
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How GDPR will impact Facebook, Google and online advertising

“In between [publishers and advertisers] are innumerable unknown and unknowable parties, who are doing many backroom deals with each other and massively misusing personal data. What that means is you cannot release personal data in the middle,” he argues.

“There is a question about how on-the-hook brands are, not only for their own stuff but for everyone else’s as well; and not only because they pay for it all to exist and to operate the way it does – and to insist that it operate the way it does in some cases – but also because they may be feeding data that they hold into this beast.”

While Google has already announced it will be offering publishers an option for showing non-personalised targeted ads, many publishers will, of course, make every effort to secure the consent needed from consumers to use personal data. The IAB has issued guidelines to the industry on how to go about seeking it.

But according to Ryan, research shows success rates from such efforts will be “low, low, low”. Furthermore, brands and publishers must be satisfied they have given sufficient information about the purposes for which data will be processed. Within each link of the supply chain there are “countless purposes”, he points out, adding that simply stating as a brand or publisher that you will process personal data to serve personalised advertising is unlikely to satisfy GDPR.
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Google touts 'digital wellbeing' tools to help users disengage from phones | Technology | The Guardian

Google touts 'digital wellbeing' tools to help users disengage from phones | Technology | The Guardian | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
As firms face scrutiny over habit-forming technologies, Google unveils system to show users how much time they spend on their devices
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Facebook fires engineer accused of stalking, possibly by abusing data access | Technology | The Guardian

Facebook fires engineer accused of stalking, possibly by abusing data access | Technology | The Guardian | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Employee allegedly called himself ‘professional stalker’ on Tinder as site seeks to launch dating app and faces privacy scandal
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Amazon site awash with counterfeit goods despite crackdown | Technology | The Guardian

Amazon site awash with counterfeit goods despite crackdown | Technology | The Guardian | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Guardian investigation finds knockoff items and used goods sold as new on Marketplace
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Facebook in 'PR crisis mode' over Cambridge Analytica scandal | UK news | The Guardian

Facebook in 'PR crisis mode' over Cambridge Analytica scandal | UK news | The Guardian | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Academic behind app that mined data from users tells MPs social network’s outrage was hollow
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Cambridge University rejected Facebook study over 'deceptive' privacy standards | Technology | The Guardian

Cambridge University rejected Facebook study over 'deceptive' privacy standards | Technology | The Guardian | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Exclusive: panel told researcher Aleksandr Kogan that Facebook’s approach fell ‘far below ethical expectations’
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How to get rich quick in Silicon Valley | Corey Pein | News | The Guardian

How to get rich quick in Silicon Valley | Corey Pein | News | The Guardian | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
The long read: Corey Pein took his half-baked startup idea to America’s hottest billionaire factory – and found a wasteland of techie hustlers and con men
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UK police use of facial recognition technology a failure, says report | UK news | The Guardian

UK police use of facial recognition technology a failure, says report | UK news | The Guardian | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Civil liberties group says systems used by Met and South Wales police are wrong nine times out of 10
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Facebook tweak bars undocumented immigrants from buying political ads | Technology | The Guardian

Facebook tweak bars undocumented immigrants from buying political ads | Technology | The Guardian | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Policy change designed to help verify identity has sparked a backlash by inadvertently excluding undocumented Americans
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Vote Leave and BeLeave used identical datasets to target Facebook users | Politics | The Guardian

Vote Leave and BeLeave used identical datasets to target Facebook users | Politics | The Guardian | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Revelation raises new questions in ongoing investigation into Brexit campaign groups
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Social media copies gambling methods 'to create psychological cravings' | Technology | The Guardian

Social media copies gambling methods 'to create psychological cravings' | Technology | The Guardian | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Methods activate ‘same brain mechanisms as cocaine’ and leads to users experiencing ‘phantom’ notification buzzing, experts warn
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Facebook hit with class action lawsuit over collection of texts and call logs | Technology | The Guardian

Facebook hit with class action lawsuit over collection of texts and call logs | Technology | The Guardian | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Plaintiffs claim social network’s ‘scraping’ of information including call recipients and duration violates privacy and competition law
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Google's robot assistant now makes eerily lifelike phone calls for you | Technology | The Guardian

Google's robot assistant now makes eerily lifelike phone calls for you | Technology | The Guardian | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Google Duplex contacts hair salon and restaurant in demo, adding ‘er’ and ‘mmm-hmm’ so listeners think it’s human
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Data rules threaten 'last avenue' used in thousands of immigration cases | UK news | The Guardian

Data rules threaten 'last avenue' used in thousands of immigration cases | UK news | The Guardian | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Home Office figures show there were almost 25,950 subject access requests for files in 2016
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Google promises better verification of political ad buyers in US | Technology | The Guardian

Google promises better verification of political ad buyers in US | Technology | The Guardian | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Election ad buyers will need government-issued ID and Google will require disclosure of who is paying for advertisement
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Robot revolution could give us bread and roses | Letters | Technology | The Guardian

Robot revolution could give us bread and roses | Letters | Technology | The Guardian | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Letters: Should we fear or embrace automation? Jol Miskin, Dr Jamie Gough, Colin Hines, William Wilson, Terence Oon and Dave Hughes give their views
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New Europe law makes it easy to find out what your boss has said about you | Technology | The Guardian

New Europe law makes it easy to find out what your boss has said about you | Technology | The Guardian | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
General Data Protection Regulation holds that anyone in Europe can ask any company for the data it has on them
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Facebook urged to use face recognition to block scam ads | Technology | The Guardian

Facebook urged to use face recognition to block scam ads | Technology | The Guardian | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
Media committee chair says Martin Lewis’s case shows yet another failure to protect users
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You can buy anything on the black market – including Twitter handles | Technology | The Guardian

You can buy anything on the black market – including Twitter handles | Technology | The Guardian | Ethical Issues In Technology | Scoop.it
The perfect @ identity is a must-have accessory for big companies and brand-conscious celebrities – at any cost
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