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Ian Forrester

Facebook's Secret Censorship Rules Protect White Men… - ProPublica - 0 views

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    "A trove of internal documents sheds light on the algorithms that Facebook's censors use to differentiate between hate speech and legitimate political expression."
Ian Forrester

Probing the Dark Side of Google's Ad-Targeting System - MIT Technology Review - 0 views

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    Researchers say Google's ad-targeting system sometimes makes troubling decisions based on data about gender and other personal characteristics.
Ian Forrester

Google admits it tracked user location data even when the setting was turned off - The ... - 0 views

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    "Android phones gather your location data and send it to Google, even if you've turned off location services and don't have a SIM card"
Ian Forrester

New AI can guess whether you're gay or straight from a photograph - 1 views

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    An algorithm deduced the sexuality of people on a dating site with up to 91% accuracy, raising tricky ethical questions
Ian Forrester

London cops urged to scrap use of 'biased' facial recognition at Notting Hill Carnival ... - 0 views

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    London's Metropolitan Police have been urged to back down on plans to once again use facial recognition software at next weekend's Notting Hill Carnival. Privacy groups including Big Brother Watch, Liberty and Privacy International have written to police commissioner Cressida Dick (PDF) calling for a U-turn on the use of the tech. Automated facial recognition technology will snap the party-goers' faces, and run them against a database. The aim is to alert cops to people who are banned from the festival or are wanted by the police, presumably so they can take immediate action. The tech was first tested at the festival - where relations between police and revellers are often strained - last year, but it failed to identify anyone.
Ian Forrester

Biased Algorithms Are Everywhere, and No One Seems to Care - MIT Technology Review - 0 views

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    "The big companies developing them show no interest in fixing the problem."
Ian Forrester

Admiral to price car insurance based on Facebook posts | Technology | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "Insurer's algorithm analyses social media usage to identify safe drivers in unprecedented use of customer data"
Ian Forrester

Facebook blocks Admiral's car insurance discount plan - BBC News - 0 views

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    Facebook has blocked plans by an insurer to view young drivers' profiles to help set car insurance premiums.
Ian Forrester

Facebook's New Patent, 'Digital Redlining,' and Financial Justice - The Atlantic - 0 views

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    "A recent patent from the company judges your own creditworthiness by your friends."
Ian Forrester

Google engineer apologizes after Photos app tags two black people as gorillas | The Verge - 0 views

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    Google came under fire this week after its new Photos app categorized photos in one of the most racist ways possible. On June 28th, computer programmer Jacky Alciné found that the feature kept tagging pictures of him and his girlfriend as "gorillas."
Ian Forrester

Machine Bias: There's Software Used Across the Country to Predict Future Criminals. And... - 0 views

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    Algorithms used in American criminal justice is found to be biased against blacks
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