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Millions of people uploaded photos to the Ever app. Then the company used them to develop facial recognition tools.
“Ever AI promises prospective military clients that it can ‘enhance surveillance capabilities’ and ‘identify and act on threats.’ It offers law enforcement the ability to identify faces in body-cam recordings or live video feeds.” Tweet by indie at May 09, 2019 at 03:43PM
indie  ai  artificialintelligence  facialrecognition  surveillancecapitalism  venturecapital  businessmodels  radar 
may 2019 by laurakalbag
Stop Expecting Facebook and Google to Curb Misinformation — It’s Great for Business
The increasingly toxic internet is working as designed by the companies that control most of it — corporate monoliths that hold the primary channels of digital information distribution and obligations to shareholders, not civil society.
facebook  google  businessmodels  attention  feed  distribution  news  fakenews  indie  radar 
october 2017 by laurakalbag
The Advert Wars
“Advert companies and advert-funded companies aggregate our private information without our knowing permission. They create insecure data vaults and comms channels, which then governments and criminals easily dip into. They secretly run psychological experiments on our social lives.”
indie  indieroundup  notincluded  advertising  businessmodels  surveillance  tracking  data 
february 2015 by laurakalbag

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