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The digital rights of LGBTQ+ people: When technology reinforces societal oppressions - ... - 0 views

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    "It's hard to incentivise profit-driven companies to change their services according to specific needs while maintaining them free and accessible for all."
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Apple supplier Lens Technology used forced Uighur laborers - The Washington Post - 0 views

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    "One of the oldest and most well-known iPhone suppliers has been accused of using forced Muslim labor in its factories, according to documents uncovered by a human rights group, adding new scrutiny to Apple's human rights record in China."
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Kodak falls in the 'creative destruction of the digital age' | Kodak | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "* Pioneering company files for bankruptcy protection * Brought down by failure to invest in its own invention"
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The Most Powerful Supercomputer - YouTube - 0 views

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    "Finally, I can play Minecraft with a 24 chunk render distance"
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Apple's Climate Plan Will Cut Carbon Footprint - Bloomberg - 1 views

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    "Apple Inc. captured headlines last week for declaring it would be carbon neutral by 2030. "
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TikTok sale: Trump approves Microsoft's plan but says US should get a cut of any deal |... - 0 views

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    "On Monday China's foreign ministry said it strongly opposed any US actions against Chinese software companies, and it hoped the US could stop its "discriminatory policies". Pompeo told Fox that countless Chinese software companies were "feeding data directly to the Chinese Communist party, their national security apparatus". "Could be their facial recognition patterns. It could be information about their residence, their phone numbers, their friends, who they're connected to. Those are the issues that President Trump has made clear we're going to take care of," he said."
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Snowden: Tech Workers Are Complicit in How Their Companies Hurt Society - VICE - 0 views

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    "Former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden says that tech workers need to think long and hard about how their labor is used by companies to amass power, surveil people, and fundamentally change society, and need to think about whether it is ethical to work at tech companies at all."
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The Bias Embedded in Algorithms | Pocket - 0 views

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    "Algorithms and the data that drive them are designed and created by people, which means those systems can carry biases based on who builds them and how they're ultimately deployed. Safiya Umoja Noble, author of Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism, offers a curated reading list exploring how technology can replicate and reinforce racist and sexist beliefs, how that bias can affect everything from health outcomes to financial credit to criminal justice, and why data discrimination is a major 21st century challenge."
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Zoom admits cutting off activists' accounts in obedience to China | World news | The Gu... - 0 views

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    "Zoom has admitted it suspended the accounts of human rights activists at the behest of the Chinese government and suggested it will block any further meetings that Beijing complains are illegal."
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Why does it suddenly feel like 1999 on the internet? | MIT Technology Review - 0 views

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    "It's like turning the clock back to a more earnest time on the web, when the novelty of having a voice or being able to connect with anyone still filled us with a sense of boundless opportunity and optimism. It harkens back to the late 1990s and early 2000s-before social media, before smartphones-when going online was still a valuable use of time to seek community."
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Cloud computing and DRM: a match made in hell / Boing Boing - 0 views

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    "In a world of cloud computing, everything we do is governed by tens of thousands of words of legal fine-print (including the fine print that warned Mr da Silva that his movies might stop working if he changed the region associated with his Itunes account) that no one (including Mr da Silva, and you, and me) has ever, ever read (famously so!)."
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Russian YouTuber facing five years in jail after playing Pokémon Go in church... - 0 views

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    "A Russian YouTuber could face five years in jail after he filmed himself playing Pokémon Go in a church. Ruslan Sokolovsky was filmed catching Pokémon in the Church of All Saints in Yekaterinburg at the beginning of August, when the Pokémon Go hype was at its height."
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Google Maps Palestine row: why neutrality in tech is an impossible dream | Leigh Alexan... - 0 views

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    "Imagine if it would have more of an impact for Palestine to be recognised as a sovereign country by Google than by the UN. It's a suggestion that's caught fire - a five-month-old online petition demanding Palestine be labeled and bordered in Google Maps has gained more than 250,000 signatures just over the past few days."
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Rich and poor teenagers use the web differently - here's what this is doing to inequali... - 0 views

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    ""Equal access does imply equal opportunities," says the report, which goes on to point out that while anyone can use the internet to learn about the world, improve their skills or apply for a well-paid job, disadvantaged students are less likely to be aware of the opportunities that digital technology offers. "They may not have the knowledge or skills required to turn online opportunities into real opportunities," the report says."
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Death by GPS: are satnavs changing our brains? | Technology | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "Anyone who has driven a car through an unfamiliar place can attest to how easy it is to let GPS do all the work. That GPS can have a transformative effect on a society is undeniable. We have come to depend on a technology that, in theory, makes it impossible to get lost. But not only are we still getting lost, we may actually be losing a part of ourselves."
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Family of student killed in Paris attacks sues Facebook, Twitter and Google | Media | T... - 0 views

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    "The family of a California design student killed in November's terror attacks in Paris have sued Twitter Inc, Google and Facebook Inc, claiming the social media companies provide "material support" to the militant group Islamic State."
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Wikimedia's free photo database of artworks violates copyright, court rules | World new... - 0 views

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    ""The Supreme Court's decision shows that we have a copyright law that is behind the times and insufficient faced with the digital reality we all live in," it said in a statement. It noted that tourists who take selfies of themselves at famous landmarks and spread them on the Internet could be deemed in violation of copyright laws."
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Thai man arrested for Facebook 'like' of doctored royal photo | World news | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "A Thai man has been arrested for "liking" a doctored photo of the king and sharing an infographic on Facebook about a growing corruption scandal, as prosecutions burgeon under draconian royal defamation laws."
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