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I'm an ex-Facebook exec: don't believe what they tell you about ads | Technology | The ... - 0 views

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    "The ethics of Facebook's micro-targeted advertising was thrust into the spotlight this week by a report out of Australia. The article, based on a leaked presentation, said that Facebook was able to identify teenagers at their most vulnerable, including when they feel "insecure", "worthless", "defeated" and "stressed"."
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How Technology Hijacks People's Minds - from a Magician and Google's Design Ethicist - ... - 0 views

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    "By shaping the menus we pick from, technology hijacks the way we perceive our choices and replaces them with new ones. But the closer we pay attention to the options we're given, the more we'll notice when they don't actually align with our true needs."
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Multimillion dollar humanoid robot doesn't make for a good cleaner | Technology | The G... - 0 views

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    "Atlas is a semi-autonomous system. The operator tells the robot where to be and what position to take, such as where to put its hands on a vacuum cleaner, and then the robot comes up with a plan of how to do that. For some chores Atlas's actions are logical and human-like. Others require re-thinking of how to get the job done in a way that its quite different to the way a person would perform the action."
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Scientists claim breakthrough in quest for invisibility technology - 0 views

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    This is not necessarily to do with ITGS however it does bring up some similar issues that we discuss in class.
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Technology has created more jobs than it's destroyed, says Deloitte study - 19 Aug 2015... - 0 views

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    "While it's still a popular choice to allege that technology is putting human beings out of work, a study by Deloitte based on 140 years of data seems to prove otherwise.

    Automation, robotics and the simple fact that IT is faster, better connected and capable of massive amounts of analytics and storage means technology has often been held responsible for replacing the roles of people, but census data stretching back to 1871 begs to differ."
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Wendy M Grossman on the heavy-handed tactics picture agencies use when pursuing payment... - 0 views

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    "But one church in Lichfield, Staffordshire, faced a different fundraising problem: to pay a £6,000 bill demanded for photographs used on its website. The case came to the attention of Gavin Drake, the communications director for the diocese's 600 churches. In creating the church's website, a volunteer had included a couple of images sourced from Getty, a large picture agency, without paying for them. A couple of months later, Getty sent the church a demand for £6,000."
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Google slams secret Hollywood attempt to 'censor the internet' | Technology | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "Google has accused Hollywood of attempting to "secretly censor the internet" by reviving the failed Stop Online Piracy Act (Sopa) to enable wholesale site-blocking."
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Whatsapp integrates Moxie Marlinspike's Textsecure end-to-end crypto - Boing Boing - 0 views

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    "Marlinspike's Textsecure has an impeccable reputation as a secure platform, and Whatsapp founder Jan Koum attributes his desire to add security to his users' conversations to his experiences with the surveillance state while growing up in Soviet Ukraine. However, without any independent security audit or (even better) source-code publication, we have to take the company's word that it has done the right thing and that it's done it correctly."
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Ofcom: six-year-olds understand digital technology better than adults | Technology | Th... - 0 views

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    "Among six to seven year olds, who have grown up with YouTube, Spotify music streaming and the BBC iPlayer, the average DQ (digital quotient) score was 98, higher than for those aged between 45 and 49, who scored an average of 96. Digital understanding peaks between 14 and 15, with a DQ of 113 - and then drops gradually throughout adulthood, before falling rapidly in old age."
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iOnRoad Uses Augmented Reality To Warn Drivers | Technology News - 0 views

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    "An Israeli company is trying to prove that augmented reality is not only the premise of video games, it can also save lives. iOnRoad is a new mobile application, developed by Picitup, that is "helping smartphone users make smarter driving decisions" by using a phone's camera and GPS."
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Students: bring your own technology to uni | Education | theguardian.com - 0 views

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    "But Lodge admits that the BYOD trend does have a number of flaws. His biggest concern? It encourages students to use technology during teaching time: "The major downside of BYOD is the potential for distraction. Students' own devices are likely to include all the applications they use on a regular basis. This cannot be controlled like it can be with computers provided by the institution.""
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How Cloud Technology Could Have Tracked the Malaysia Airlines Plane - 0 views

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    "But if MH370 had been fitted with technology that made use of the cloud it may never have been lost in the first place. Instead of relying on the combination of GPS, primary and secondary radar, and aircraft communications addressing and reporting systems (ACARS) to keep track of planes, we should be making sure they send regular flight information to the data centers in the cloud."
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A 'Babelfish' could be the web's next big thing, says AI expert | Technology | theguard... - 0 views

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    "Shadbolt also forecasts that future changes to the web will mean people will be "connected all the time" to medical diagnostic systems - but also that search companies including Google and China's Baidu may face challenges as web use shifts from the desktop to handheld and mobile devices."
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Zebedee scanner lets police build 3D maps of crime scenes in minutes | Technology | the... - 0 views

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    "The handheld Zebedee scanner, developed by the CSIRO, uses a powerful laser to sweep an environment and create a 3D map accurate to the centimetre.

    The scanner had already been used and was saving police "many thousands of hours in investigation", Queensland police commissioner Ian Stewart said at the device's official launch on Friday."
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New drone technology "equivalent to the capabilities of 100 Predator drones" -- Puppet ... - 0 views

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    "ARGUS stands for Autonomous Real-Time Ground Ubiquitous Surveillance. Its alternative designation is Wide Area Persistent Stare (WAPS). The project integrates many sophisticated technologies into a formidable surveillance system, combining images from 368 independent into a single mosaic image. The result is a video with a combined resolution of reportedly 1.8 gigapixels."
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Is technology bad for us? | Eva Wiseman | Life and style | The Observer - 0 views

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    "So instead of switching off the internet, the conversation should be about how to change it. How to clarify what we're giving for what we take. And the responsibility should not be with young people, in their WiFi-reliant worlds - it should be with the massive corporations that profit from them. As with cigarette packets (their photos of messy lungs a stark reminder of the choice you're making), so should the internet be required to advertise its risks, to alert you to where your data is being held. Because this is not just somewhere we play. The internet is where we live."
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The US fears back-door routes into the net because it's building them too | Technology ... - 0 views

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    "In a discussion of how to secure the "critical infrastructure" of the United States he described the phenomenon of compromised computer hardware - namely, chips that have hidden "back doors" inserted into them at the design or manufacturing stage - as "the problem from hell". And, he went on, "frankly, it's not a problem that can be solved"."
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One day soon Siri will know exactly what you want and when | Technology | The Observer - 0 views

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    "From a computer science perspective, learning the behaviour of a single user is tough. This is the small data problem; unlike big data, where patterns and trends easily emerge, individual human beings can be unpredictable and can change behaviour, which is not helpful for pattern-hunting algorithms."
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