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Google illegally spied on workers before firing them, US labor board alleges - The Verge - 0 views

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    "Google illegally spied on workers before firing them, US labor board alleges"
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How empathy and creativity can re-humanise videoconferencing | Aeon Essays - 0 views

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    "Looking back on my experience of videoconferencing, I still get an odd emotional pain. The feeling is a kind of shame. Not so much for my own wooden performance and the failure of the technology. But rather a feeling that we have all lost a bit of our humanity through it. My interest in these technologies is ethically motivated. I am not at all happy with the banal dehumanisation that results from bad videoconferencing experiences. If, for example, students and teachers can't express their humanity in education, through its technologies, then we're just not doing it right."
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Features of digitally captured signatures vs. pen and paper signatures: Similar or comp... - 0 views

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    "Recent studies concluded that the smoothness of a tablet screen leads to an alteration of handwriting features, whereby the impact on graphomotor execution varies according to the level of the writer's handwriting skills"
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XBox Forensics -- ScienceDaily - 1 views

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    "Criminals often hide illicit data on the XBox in the hope that a gaming console will not be seen as a likely evidence target especially when conventional personal computers are present in the same premises, for instance"
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DeepMind AI cracks 50-year-old problem of protein folding | DeepMind | The Guardian - 0 views

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    ""It marks an exciting moment for the field," said Demis Hassabis, DeepMind's founder and chief executive. "These algorithms are now becoming mature enough and powerful enough to be applicable to really challenging scientific problems." Advertisement Venki Ramakrishnan, the president of the Royal Society, called the work "a stunning advance" that had occurred "decades before many people in the field would have predicted"."
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How an anti-lockdown 'truthpaper' bypasses online factcheckers | Newspapers & magazines... - 0 views

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    "It has been formed as a reaction to attempts by major tech platforms to clamp down on coronavirus disinformation - but the same tech outlets also help enable its reach: the Light's distribution relies on a 5,000-strong private Facebook group where volunteers offer to hand out copies and post them through their neighbours' doors."
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Walmart-exclusive router and others sold on Amazon & eBay contain hidden backdoors to c... - 0 views

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    "In a collaboration between CyberNews Sr. Information Security Researcher Mantas Sasnauskas and researchers James Clee and Roni Carta, suspicious backdoors have been discovered in a Chinese-made Jetstream router, sold exclusively at Walmart as their new line of "affordable" wifi routers. This backdoor would allow an attacker the ability to remotely control not only the routers, but also any devices connected to that network. "
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Pluralistic: 25 Nov 2020 - Pluralistic: Daily links from Cory Doctorow - 0 views

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    "The tool tracks every click and interaction by employees and presents managers with leaderboards showing relative "productivity" of each employee, down to how many mentions they get in workplace emails."
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Microsoft productivity score feature criticised as workplace surveillance | Microsoft |... - 0 views

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    ""Employers are increasingly exploiting metadata logged by software and devices for performance analytics and algorithmic control," Christl added. "MS is providing the tools for it. Practices we know from software development (and factories and call centres) are expanded to all white-collar work.""
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Part human, part machine: is Apple turning us all into cyborgs? | Technology | The Guar... - 0 views

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    "But whether we trust Apple might be beside the point, if we don't yet know whether we can trust ourselves. It took eight years from the launch of the iPhone for screen time controls to follow. What will human interaction look like eight years after smartglasses become ubiquitous? Our cyborg present sneaked up on us as our phones became glued to our hands. Are we going to sleepwalk into our cyborg future in the same way?"
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Audio Deepfakes: Can Anyone Tell If They're Fake? - 0 views

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    ""It's like Photoshop for voice," said Zohaib Ahmed, CEO of Resemble AI, about his company's voice-cloning technology."
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Ahead of the election, practice voting in this Minecraft server - The Verge - 0 views

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    "The gaming world has expanded beyond the stereotypes it's often been thought of."
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Biden transition team forced to build its own cybersecurity protections - The Verge - 0 views

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    "Biden's team is more vulnerable to cyberattacks "
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Facebook has put warning labels on 180 million posts since March - 0 views

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    ""We have evidence that applying these informs to posts decreases their reshares by ~8%," a Facebook data scientist told BuzzFeed. "However given that Trump has SO many shares on any given post, the decrease is not going to change shares by orders of magnitude.""
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Google is rolling out end-to-end encryption for RCS in Android Messages beta - The Verge - 0 views

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Why Do I Think There Will be Hundreds of Billions of TinyML Devices Within a ... - 0 views

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    "I gave a talk on "What TinyML Needs from Hardware", and afterwards one of the attendees emailed to ask where some of my numbers came from. In particular, he was intrigued by my note on slide 6 that "Expectations are for tens or hundreds of billions of devices over the next few years""
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Solomon Islands government preparing to ban Facebook | Facebook | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "The Solomon Islands government is preparing to ban Facebook - an attempt, it says, to limit "abusive language" and "character assassination" but which critics argue is an attempt to curtail criticism of the government. "
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Video gaming can benefit mental health, find Oxford academics | Games | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "Playing video games can be good for your mental health, a study from Oxford University has suggested, following a breakthrough collaboration in which academics at the university worked with actual gameplay data for the first time."
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