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When Tim Cook says no to the FBI (new book by Leander Kahney)

A new book about Tim Cook is out: Tim Cook: The Genius Who Took Apple to...
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The ethics of care and radical data science: an inhumane reduction of humanity down to what can be counted?

Os Keyes is a PhD student at the University of Washington and an...
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4500+ Researchers Call for an Immediate Ban on Lethal Autonomous Weapons

Although AI plays an integral role in our everyday lives, AI can also be...
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Curing death or ageing better? Healthspan vs. lifespan

Anti-ageism activist Ashton Applewhite says we need to fix our own deeply...
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The dark and shady practices of Silicon Valley

Roger McNamee has been a Silicon Valley investor for 35 years and was one...
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“Dear Tech Company”: A nice counter-narrative to IBM’s promotional video

On 12 Feb 2019, IBM published a new video advertisement “Dear Tech, An...
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Microsoft Workers for good : towards a corporate spring, fuelled by #digitalethics ?

In a letter addressed to top executives, a group of Microsoft workers who...
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Facebook is no longer ‘social’ anything – it’s an AI-platform that needs to be regulated (updated)

Last year's reports that some apparently well-funded Russian entities...
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Futurist David Brin: Be a Proxy activist ! Love this concept (and yes, I am, also)

  Be a proxy activist Brin believes everyone should be a proxy...
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Brilliant EFF ad in Wired (message to the tech community re. Trump): your threat model has changed

EFF Ad in Wired: Tech Community Must Secure Networks Against Trump...
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Thomas Piketty proposes flight tax to raise climate funds (and I’d be inclined to support it)

Read the piece at The Guardian   This proposal makes sense to me - even...
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MUST WATCH: CITIZENFOUR UK trailer – the new film by Laura Poitras, featuring Edward Snowden – YouTube

CITIZENFOUR UK trailer - a film by Laura Poitras, featuring Edward Snowden...
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Good video: Consumers International on their new strategy

Consumers International - Who we are - New Strategy This video...
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This Changes Everything: the upcoming book by Naomi Klein (teaser video)

This Changes Everything is Naomi's new book.  The really cool video...
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Interesting Chart: NSA Monitoring Practices Face Stiff Opposition | Statista

• Chart: NSA Monitoring Practices Face Stiff Opposition |...
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Tim Berners-Lee suggests digital magma carta (and once again fuels my own thinking;)

I just ran across this really important contribution by Tim Berners-Lee...
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One Nation Under CCTV: fabulous illustration

One Nation Under CCTV, a photo by tj.blackwell on Flickr. “What kind of...
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