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Clearview AI breach continues to have consequences
"There are a number of issues with this data breach. The company’s approach to being breached was more of a shrug and ‘it happens’ mentality. As Roy pointed out it shows the company “does not take cyber security and data privacy seriously.”

The claims that only law enforcement and security investigators can access data is also questionable. The number of educational, retail and other customers using the app shows that its use is far wider than the company admits. While there is evidence from the BuzzFeed News story that many are using trial accounts, you’d expect there to be oversight even at that level."
latest  news  security  apple  buzzfeed  clearview  ai  facebook  facial  recognition  gdpr  law  enforcement  privacy  twitter 
5 weeks ago by jonerp
Modern Mass Surveillance: Identify, Correlate, Discriminate
"There is a huge ­-- and almost entirely unregulated ­-- data broker industry in the United States that trades on our information. This is how large Internet companies like Google and Facebook make their money. It's not just that they know who we are, it's that they correlate what they know about us to create profiles about who we are and what our interests are. This is why many companies buy license plate data from states. It's also why companies like Google are buying health records, and part of the reason Google bought the company Fitbit, along with all of its data."
cameras  essays  face  recognition  identification  law  enforcement  laws  privacy  smartphones  surveillance 
10 weeks ago by jonerp
Twitter’s stock plunges as user growth stalls
"That's not going to happen, and investors are cluing in. Twitter had 328 million average monthly active users, or MAU, in the three months ending in June, which is unchanged from the previous quarter. The company's shares were down more than 10 percent this morning on the news.

The poor showing comes despite Twitter's role in the daily news cycle being more prominent than ever, since the platform often serves as President Donald Trump's favored medium of expression."
law  &  disorder  ministry  of  innovation  earnings  facebook  twitter 
july 2017 by jonerp
AT&T joins net neutrality protest—despite suing to block neutrality rules
""This may seem like an anomaly to many people who might question why AT&T is joining with those who have differing viewpoints on how to ensure an open and free Internet," Quinn acknowledged. But that's the point AT&T is making: the company claims to support an "open Internet" even though it opposes the current FCC rules designed to protect the open Internet."
law  &  disorder  ministry  of  innovation  at&t  net  neutrality 
july 2017 by jonerp
Facebook sics AI on terrorist posts, but humans still do the dirty work
"Facebook has admitted that "AI can't catch everything" and it remains heavily dependent on human moderators to flush out terrorist posts on the free content ad network."
law  &  disorder  ministry  of  innovation  ai  encryption  extremism  facebook  terrorism  whatsapp 
june 2017 by jonerp
Trump will sign executive order to begin revamp of H-1B visa program
President Donald Trump will sign an executive order today seeking changes to the H-1B visa program, which allows tens of thousands of foreign tech workers to come and work in the US each year.

Trump will go to a manufacturing plant in Kenosha, Wisconsin, to sign the order, according to The Hill, which got wind of the coming order along with other DC news services late yesterday.
law  &  disorder  ministry  of  innovation  executive  order  h-1b  visas 
april 2017 by jonerp
Don’t like privacy violations? Don’t use the Internet, GOP lawmaker says
"A Republican lawmaker who voted to eliminate Internet privacy rules said, "Nobody's got to use the Internet" when asked why ISPs should be able to use and share their customers' Web browsing history for advertising purposes."
law  &  disorder  ministry  of  innovation  fcc  isp  jim  sensenbrenner 
april 2017 by jonerp
Ajit Pai can’t convince websites that killing net neutrality is a good idea
"The plan to eliminate net neutrality rules and replace them with voluntary commitments is not winning over lobbyists for major Internet companies."
law  &  disorder  ministry  of  innovation  ajit  pai  amazon  facebook  fcc  google  microsoft  net  neutrality  netflix 
april 2017 by jonerp
President Trump delivers final blow to Web browsing privacy rules
""President Trump has signed away the only rules that guarantee Americans a choice in whether or not their sensitive Internet information is sold or given away," said Chris Lewis, VP of consumer advocacy group Public Knowledge. Trump's action also "eliminates the requirement that broadband providers notify their customers of any hacking or security breaches."
law  &  disorder  ministry  of  innovation  fcc  privacy  trump 
april 2017 by jonerp
Op-ed: The Internet belongs to the people, not powerful corporate interests
"In today’s economy, it is equally important that access to the backbone of twenty-first century infrastructure, the Internet, be similarly unfettered. That is why it is critical that we maintain the net neutrality protections and clear oversight authority that the Federal Communications Commission put in place in 2015 through the Open Internet Order."
law  &  disorder  ministry  of  innovation  chuck  schumer  fcc  net  neutrality 
march 2017 by jonerp
Tech sector begins legal assault on Trump immigration order
"Several major tech companies are organizing in opposition to the Trump administration’s executive order that restricts entry or re-entry of citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries. The order, which was signed last Friday, affects immigrants from Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Syria."
law  &  disorder  ministry  of  innovation  amazon  apple  facebook  trump 
february 2017 by jonerp
FCC Chairman Pai vows to close broadband “digital divide”
""One of the most significant things that I’ve seen during my time here is that there is a digital divide in this country—between those who can use cutting-edge communications services and those who do not," Pai said (transcript). "I believe one of our core priorities going forward should be to close that divide—to do what’s necessary to help the private sector build networks, send signals, and distribute information to American consumers, regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or anything else. We must work to bring the benefits of the digital age to all Americans."
law  &  disorder  ministry  of  innovation  ajit  pai  fcc 
january 2017 by jonerp
Airbnb and NYC bury the hatchet
"“As Airbnb knows, this state law does not target their company,” de Blasio spokeswoman Melissa Grace said in a statement. “Instead, it provides the City with an additional tool to use against those seeking to turn permanent homes into illegal, short-term stay hotels. The city will enforce this and other existing laws against bad actors, and appreciates the additional enforcement powers this new tool provides to protect New Yorkers and visitors from unsafe conditions."
law  &  disorder  ministry  of  innovation 
december 2016 by jonerp
Adblock Plus finds the end-game of its business model: Selling ads
"Eyeo GmbH, the company that makes the popular Adblock Plus software, will today start selling the very thing many of its users hate—advertisements. Today, the company is launching a self-service platform to sell "pre-whitelisted" ads that meet its "acceptable ads" criteria. The new system will let online publishers drag and drop advertisements that meet Eyeo's expectations for size and labeling."
law  &  disorder  ministry  of  innovation  ad  blocking 
september 2016 by jonerp
How To Succeed at Failure with Microservices
"Reinhardt shares three ways he steered his team towards a new success, one that saw that same team that had failed at the reorientation introduce structural changes that have since brought their monolithic codebase deployments down from 5-10 days to thirty minutes."
case  study  top  stories  api360  summit  ca  technologies  conway's  law  failure  legacy  migration  microservices  architecture  reorientation  tns  management 
august 2016 by jonerp
Broadband industry tries again to kill net neutrality and Title II
"ISPs' attempt to overturn the Federal Communications Commission rules were rejected when a three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit voted 2-1 in favor of the FCC. Now the broadband industry's trade groups are seeking an "en banc" review in front of all of the DC Circuit court's judges instead of just a three-judge panel. If this fails, ISPs can appeal to the Supreme Court, but the odds against them winning appear to be long."
infinite  loop  law  &  disorder  ministry  of  innovation  technology  lab  ctia  fcc  ncta  net  neutrality 
july 2016 by jonerp
In shocking twist, senators scrutinize cable companies instead of FCC
"But in an unusual twist, senators are actually planning to force cable companies to explain why they offer such poor customer service. US Senators Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) yesterday announced a hearing in which cable TV and satellite TV companies will answer questions about "practices involving billing, fees, refunds, and other customer service issues."
law  &  disorder  ministry  of  innovation  charter  claire  mccaskill  comcast  directv  dish  rob  portman  senate  time  warner  cable 
june 2016 by jonerp
A Farewell to Moore’s Law
But after more than 50 years, that will no longer be the guiding reality for the semiconductor industry.

“The doubling has already started to falter,” Nature reported Tuesday, “thanks to the heat that is unavoidably generated when more and more silicon circuitry is jammed into the same small area.”
culture  science  technology  top  stories  hardware  intel  microprocessors  moore's  law  silicon 
february 2016 by jonerp
Uber, Lyft helped facilitate slow death of San Francisco’s largest taxi company
"The taxi industry as a whole has been under massive pressure from startup newcomers such as Uber, Lyft, and the recently defunct Sidecar. Those companies are regulated under California’s “transportation networking company” (TNC) law, which is separate from traditional taxi law."
law  &  disorder  ministry  of  innovation  taxi  uber 
january 2016 by jonerp
Supreme Court Refuses To Decide If APIs Are Copyrightable
ugh. "The U.S. Supreme Court has denied an appeal from Google in its ongoing legal battle with Oracle over software copyright. The move means that the search giant, which argues that its reliance on Oracle's software development tools falls under fair use, must go back and try to sway the lower courts."
code  copyright  law  legal  lawsuit  oracle  intellectual  property  apis  google 
june 2015 by jonerp
Moore’s Law Turns 50, May Not See 60 | Re/code
Few people are more aware of this than Stacy Smith, the CFO of chip giant Intel and the person whose job it is to ensure that the engineers at Intel keep Moore’s Law alive. In an interview with Re/code following the company’s earnings report Tuesday, he said that as of now, Intel can see ahead only a couple more generations in chip-making technology. Beyond that, he would say no more.
Moore's  law 
april 2015 by jonerp

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