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The giant Piccadilly billboard is going to track cars to target ads | WIRED UK - 0 views

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    Coca-Cola, Hyundai, Samsung and L'Oréal have all signed up to the new screen, which can recognise vehicle make, model and colour to target adverts
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

Vibrator Maker To Pay Millions Over Claims It Secretly Tracked Use : The Two-Way : NPR - 0 views

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    The makers of the We-Vibe, a line of vibrators that can be paired with an app for remote-controlled use, have reached a $3.75 million class action settlement with users following allegations that the company was collecting data on when and how the sex toy was used. Standard Innovations, the Canadian manufacturer of the We-Vibe, does not admit any wrongdoing in the settlement finalized Monday.
Ian Forrester

Bose headphones have been spying on customers, lawsuit claims - The Washington Post - 0 views

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    At least that's the claim of a proposed class-action lawsuit filed late Tuesday in Illinois that accuses the high-end audio equipment maker of spying on its users and selling information about their listening habits without permission.
Ian Forrester

How Facebook's tentacles reach further than you think - BBC News - 0 views

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    "Facebook's collection of data makes it one of the most influential organisations in the world. Share Lab wanted to look "under the bonnet" at the tech giant's algorithms and connections to better understand the social structure and power relations within the company. "
Ian Forrester

mjg59 | A quick look at the Ikea Trådfri lighting platform - 0 views

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    Ikea recently launched their Trådfri smart lighting platform in the US. The idea of Ikea plus internet security together at last seems like a pretty terrible one, but having taken a look it's surprisingly competent. Hardware-wise, the device is pretty minimal
Ian Forrester

House of Commons - Responsible Use of Data - Science and Technology Committee - 0 views

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    House of Commons report on data ethics in 2014
Ian Forrester

Lip-Reading Computers Could Spell the End of Passwords as We Know Them - 0 views

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    "Instead of requiring a typed password or a fingerprint, this security software asks the user to speak or mouth a password directly at a device's camera."
Ian Forrester

openPDS/SafeAnswers - The privacy-preserving Personal Data Store - 0 views

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    openPDS/SafeAnswers allows users to collect, store, and give fine-grained access to their data all while protecting their privacy.
Ian Forrester

Is your connected car spying on you? - BBC News - 0 views

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    Modern cars are morphing into mobile data centres - connected, clever and packed full of sensors. But are they also becoming spies in our drives?
Ian Forrester

Who owns a connected car's data? - 0 views

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    With momentum behind the connected car gathering across the globe, we're looking at one of the most discussed topics : the data generated by connected cars, and more specifically who owns it.
Ian Forrester

Amazon Echos activated by TV comment - BBC News - 0 views

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    An on-air comment by a US TV presenter activated Amazon Echo gadgets in viewers' homes across San Diego.
Ian Forrester

I know what you downloaded... - 1 views

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    Our system collects torrent files in two ways: parsing torrent sites and listening DHT network. We have more than 500.000 torrents which where classified and which are using now for collecting peer sharing facts (up to 700.000.000 daily). We don't guarantee we can show ALL peer sharing facts:
Ian Forrester

Pardon Snowden on Periscope: "#AskSnowden Q&A hosted by @Jack" - 0 views

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    Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey interviewed Edward Snowden today, and the big topic was technology.
Ian Forrester

Edward Snowden says "the central problem of the future" is control of user data | TechC... - 0 views

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    Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey interviewed Edward Snowden today, and the big topic was technology. During the Q&A (which was broadcast live from the Pardon Snowden Periscope account) Snowden discussed the data that many online companies continue to collect about their users, creating a "quantified world" - and more opportunities for government surveillance.
Ian Forrester

The coming automatic, freaky, contextual world and why we're writing a book about it - ... - 0 views

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    A new world is coming. It's scary. Freaky. Over the freaky line, if you will. But it is coming. Investors like Ron Conway and Marc Andreessen are investing in it. Companies from Google to startups you've never heard of, like Wovyn or Highlight, are building it. With more than a couple of new ones already on the way that you'll hear about over the next six months.
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."
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