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Facebook's lame attempts to grab my attention make it clear: it's time to leave | Elean... - 0 views

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    "This is the longest I've spent on Facebook in about four years. Finally, I've decided to delete it. In my 30s, it's started to stress me out that my profile still exists. Drunk pictures of me on display for people I haven't thought about in a decade. Whatever teenage me saw worthy of a status update just out there, searchable, findable, obscured only by privacy settings that I don't fully understand."
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Why you and I will pay the price for the next big cybersecurity crisis | John Naughton ... - 0 views

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    "Virtually every company and organisation now has - indeed has to have - an online presence. But many still take only rudimentary cybersecurity precautions and are sitting ducks for hackers. For most of companies, that's a matter for them and their boards of directors - it's their lookout if a ransomware attack makes them insolvent."
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Is smart tech the new domestic battle ground? | Life and style | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "Joel and Anna have experienced this too, though Joel believes his tech is not inherently misogynistic. "Because I set it up, I know exactly the phrase that needs to be used and Anna doesn't," he explains. "She'll say it slightly wrong, then I say it and to her ear it sounds like I'm saying exactly the same thing in a calmer voice.""
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Dr Sarah Ogilvie: 'Generation Z are savvy - but I don't get all their memes' | Young pe... - 0 views

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    "Why are many Gen Zers averse to sending emails? Because emails are too formal, and not as instant as other forms of communication. So it takes too much time to compose the messages, and then it's difficult to get the formal tone correct, which causes anxiety."
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Apple says it will start selling replacement parts and provide repair guides for iPhone... - 1 views

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    ""Creating greater access to Apple genuine parts gives our customers even more choice if a repair is needed," said Jeff Williams, Apple's chief operating officer. "In the past three years, Apple has nearly doubled the number of service locations with access to Apple genuine parts, tools, and training, and now we're providing an option for those who wish to complete their own repairs.""
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Costco finds five card skimmers at four Chicago-area warehouses, warns customers of pot... - 0 views

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    "Costco customers at four of the retailer's Chicago-area warehouses may have had their payment information compromised after employees discovered five card-skimming devices during routine PIN pad inspections at the end of August. "We promptly removed the skimmers, notified law enforcement, and engaged a forensics firm to analyze the devices," A Costco spokesperson told FOX Business in a statement. "It appears that these skimmers had the ability to capture information on the magnetic stripe of a payment card, including name, card number, expiration date, and CVV.""
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The dawn of tappigraphy: does your smartphone know how you feel before you do? | Smartp... - 0 views

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    "We all fear our smartphones spy on us, and I'm subject to a new type of surveillance. An app called TapCounter records each time I touch my phone's screen. My swipes and jabs are averaging about 1,000 a day, though I notice that's falling as I steer shy of social media to meet my deadline. The European company behind it, QuantActions, promises that through capturing and analysing the data it will be able to "detect important indicators related to mental/neurological health"."
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Battle the algorithms: China's delivery riders on the edge - 1 views

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    "BEIJING: Handing over a piping hot meal at exactly the time promised, Chinese food delivery driver Zhuang Zhenhua triumphantly tapped his job as complete through the Meituan app -- and was immediately fined half of his earnings. A glitch meant it inaccurately registered him as being late and he incurred an automatic penalty -- one of many ways, he said, delivery firms exploit millions of workers even as the sector booms. Authorities have launched a crackdown demanding firms including Meituan and Alibaba's Ele.me ensure basic labour protections such as proper compensation, insurance, as well as tackling algorithms that effectively encourage dangerous driving."
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What does tech take from us? Meet the writer who has counted 100 big losses | Internet ... - 0 views

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    "100 Things We've Lost to the Internet. Its form seems to fit an era of short attention spans, breaking up its author's writing into short essays with headings such as "Solitude", "Ignoring people", "Leaving a message" and "A parent's undivided attention". At its best, the book reads like it mixes journalism with sociology and anthropology. To its credit, it also manages the rare feat of exploring what technology has done to us without succumbing to doom and panic."
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This thought experiment captures Facebook's betrayal of users' privacy | Richard Ashby ... - 0 views

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    "It is high time the Congress and Biden administration placed reasonable democratic constraints on online advocacy of violence and extremism. The choice is clear: we can either protect our democracy from extremism or lose it. In the real world, your postal carrier is prevented by law from reading your mail and selling your information to recruiters who wish to spam you with violent extremist material. Those same protections must be extended to Facebook and other companies."
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Facebook to shut down facial recognition system - 1 views

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    "Social media giant, Facebook, announced Tuesday that it is shutting down its facial recognition system which automatically identifies users in photos and videos, citing growing societal concerns about the use of such technology. "Regulators are still in the process of providing a clear set of rules governing its use," said Jerome Pesenti, vice president of artificial intelligence at Facebook, in a blog post. "Amid this ongoing uncertainty, we believe that limiting the use of facial recognition to a narrow set of use cases is appropriate.""
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Who Owns Our Data? - 3 Quarks Daily - 1 views

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    "The slightly misleading name for this resource is "personal data." Whether handed over intentionally or unwittingly, it captured by social media, cookies, and the internet of things captures, second-by-second now, granular details of behavior, temperament, and even thinking. It is an enormously valuable asset because it can be used to draw inferences not just about the expected future behavior of the producing subject."
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The Top 4 Ethical Dilemmas in Artificial Intelligence - 0 views

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    "In many ways, we've barely even scratched the surface of AI and what it can do. In recent times, we have seen both positive and negative implications. However, like many great innovations, it's important to remember that just because we can, doesn't mean that we ought to do it. Here are some examples of how AI can bring out ethical dilemmas."
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'Yeah, we're spooked': AI starting to have big real-world impact, says expert | Artific... - 0 views

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    "The use of AI in military applications - such as small anti-personnel weapons - is of particular concern, he said. "Those are the ones that are very easily scalable, meaning you could put a million of them in a single truck and you could open the back and off they go and wipe out a whole city," said Russell."
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Inside Facebook's struggle to keep young people - The Verge - 1 views

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    "The "aging up issue is real," the researcher wrote in an internal memo. They predicted that, if "increasingly fewer teens are choosing Facebook as they grow older," the company would face a more "severe" decline in young users than it already projected"
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'Conditioning an entire society': the rise of biometric data technology | Biometrics | ... - 0 views

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    "In each case, biometric data has been harnessed to try to save time and money. But the growing use of our bodies to unlock areas of the public and private sphere has raised questions about everything from privacy to data security and racial bias."
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Twitter admits bias in algorithm for rightwing politicians and news outlets | Twitter |... - 1 views

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    "Twitter has admitted it amplifies more tweets from rightwing politicians and news outlets than content from leftwing sources. The social media platform examined tweets from elected officials in seven countries - the UK, US, Canada, France, Germany, Spain and Japan. It also studied whether political content from news organisations was amplified on Twitter, focusing primarily on US news sources such as Fox News, the New York Times and BuzzFeed."
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Egypt detains artist robot Ai-Da before historic pyramid show | Egypt | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "But because of "security issues" that may include concerns that she is part of a wider espionage plot, both Ai-Da and her sculpture were held in Egyptian customs for 10 days before being released on Wednesday, sparking a diplomatic fracas."
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Waste electronics will weigh more than the Great Wall of China - BBC News - 1 views

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    "The "mountain" of waste electronic and electrical equipment discarded in 2021 will weigh more than 57 million tonnes, researchers have estimated. That is heavier than the Great Wall of China - the planet's heaviest artificial object."
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