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5 Ways Your Technology Is Destroying You (and What to Do About It) - 1 views

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    "But, being pro-technology doesn't mean that I have to pretend there is no danger. Most people are unaware of the ways their technology is holding them back. The good news is that once you become aware, it's not too difficult to start getting things back on track. It's possible use technology while keeping yourself protected from its detrimental effects."
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Being human: how realistic do we want robots to be? | Technology | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "Anouk van Maris, a robot cognition specialist who is researching ethical human-robot interaction, has found that comfort levels with robots vary greatly depending on location and culture. "It depends on what you expect from it. Some people love it, others want to run away as soon as it starts moving," she says. "The advantage of a robot that looks human-like is that people feel more comfortable with it being close to them, and it is easier to communicate with it. The big disadvantage is that you expect it to be able to do human things and it often can't.""
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Rise of the machines: has technology evolved beyond our control? | Books | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "In October 2016, algorithms reacted to negative news headlines about Brexit negotiations by sending the pound down 6% against the dollar in under two minutes, before recovering almost immediately. Knowing which particular headline, or which particular algorithm, caused the crash is next to impossible. When one haywire algorithm started placing and cancelling orders that ate up 4% of all traffic in US stocks in October 2012, one commentator was moved to comment wryly that "the motive of the algorithm is still unclear"."
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Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now by Jaron Lanier - revie... - 0 views

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    " If your consumption of content is tailored by near limitless observations harvested about people like you, how could your universe not collapse into the partial depiction of reality that people like you also enjoy? How could empathy and respect for difference thrive in this environment? Where's the incentive to stamp out fake accounts, fake news, paid troll armies, dyspeptic bots?"
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Algorithms outdo us. But we still prefer human fallibility | Rafael Behr | Opinion | Th... - 0 views

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    "Luddism refuses to die because each innovation creates a pool of people who feel economically or culturally dispossessed. The greater the leap forward, the wider the chasm of obsolescence. And the scale of the digital revolution defies hyperbole. No area of human activity is undisrupted. "
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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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