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Don’t look now: why you should be worried about machines reading your emotions | Technology | The Guardian
But it is precisely this type of algorithmic judgment based on markers like ethnicity that worries Whittaker most about emotion detection technology, suggesting a future of automated physiognomy. In fact, there are already companies offering predictions for how likely someone is to become a terrorist or pedophile, as well as researchers claiming to have algorithms that can detect sexuality from the face alone.

Several studies have also recently shown that facial recognition technologies reproduce biases that are more likely to harm minority communities.
algorithms  facialrecognition  emotion  machinelearning  surveillance  racism 
6 weeks ago by laurakalbag
Five-Eyes nations to force encryption backdoors - Security - iTnews
While the rhetoric is sharp, the specifics are vague. Governments won't specify any particular interception technology, and will leave it to technology companies to create the solutions required that provide lawful access capability.

Creating so-called backdoors in applications and services to enable communications interception capabilities for law enforcement has persistently been criticised by cryptography and security experts as dangerous for decades now.

Despite the criticism and concerns that backdoors in Western equipment and services could be exploited and abused by totalitarian regimes elsewhere in the world, the Five-Eyes countries have pursued interception capabilities, saying not having these would undermine the rule of law.
fiveeyes  backdoor  encryption  snooperscharter  governmentsurveillance  surveillance 
september 2018 by laurakalbag
Google data collection research - Digital Content Next
Google has the ability to associate anonymous data collected through passive means with the personal information of the user. Google makes this association largely through advertising technologies, many of which Google controls.
google  data  surveillance  surveillancecapitalism  privacy  indie  radar 
august 2018 by laurakalbag
How Did the Internet Lose Its Noble Purpose and Turn Bad?
“Instead of addressing the very real impact that the high-tech economy was having on middle-class jobs, communities of color, and unions, progressive leaders chose instead to organize big-dollar parties with tech firm money for thought leaders to project solidarity on the right causes, without making actual commitments on the real issues.”
progressive  intersectionality  internet  regulation  monpolies  netneutrality  surveillance  indie  radar 
january 2018 by laurakalbag
4 Reasons the Left Should Care About Data and Surveillance | Novara Media
4. The way in which our data is sold and used is inherently capitalist – and surveillance is becoming more invasive as a result
capitalism  data  surveillance  government  corporatesurveillance  governmentsurveillance  indie  radar  facebook 
august 2017 by laurakalbag
Palantir: the ‘special ops’ tech giant that wields as much real-world power as Google | World news | The Guardian
Data merely becomes a new way of reinforcing old prejudices. Critics of these analytics argue that from the moment a police officer with the pre-crime mindset that you are a criminal steps out of their patrol car to confront you, your fate has been sealed.
palantir  surveillance  bigdata  algorithms  analytics  indie  radar 
july 2017 by laurakalbag
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