Category: privacy

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 used Facebook to systemically disseminate fake news and seed widespread dissent during the 2016 U.S. elections is not only worrisome because of the damage that is being done to the democratic process, the impact on the credibility of social media and the ...

The age of AI surveillance is here (via – made me think)

  “Facial recognition in still images and video is already seeping into the real world. Baidu is starting a program where facial recognition is used instead of tickets for events. The venue knows who you are, maybe from a picture you upload or your social media profile, sees your face when ...

Are you ready to be microchipped? A short film presented by TFA Studio and FuturistGerd

Think about that. Download a high res MP4 version here (it’s OK to use this clip under creative commons attribution non-commercial license) Art Director and Producer: Jean Francois Cardella, TFA Studio Find out more about my new book ‘Technology vs Humanity’, read the TVH cheat sheet, buy it on Amazon 

Must watch: new documentary on Privacy by Aleks Krotoski, presented by Silent Circle and The Guardian

The Power of Privacy In observance of Data Privacy Day, Silent Circle has partnered with The Guardian to produce The Power of Privacy, a film that explores privacy in the modern world. Enjoy the film in its entirety below and join the Data Privacy Day conversation. #PrivacyAware Very much related to my last post on ...

Europe Approves Tough New Data Protection Rules – The US-EU canyon is widening.

I think this is a very important – if not really ‘perfect’ – step in the right direction – and it will most certainly deepen the canyon-of-different-worldviews between Europe and the US.  These are vast generalisations of course (and there are definitive pros and cons to either position – be sure to ...

If You’re Not Paranoid, You’re Crazy: a good read on privacy in the networked and AI’ed world, via The Atlantic

The Atlantic is one of my most trusted sources for really great writings and thoughtful posts. This one is no exception! As government agencies and tech companies develop more and more intrusive means of watching and influencing people, how can we live free lives? “Some of these disconcerting prompts were harder to ...

Short video interview with StuffNZ: the future of work, jobs, business and technology (Futurist Gerd Leonhard)

Nice short video – thanks to Jason Dorday and StuffNZ for their interest and for making this video available. Read the complete piece on their site.  There are, btw, many more positive messages in what I say, so the headline is a bit misleading:) “Futurist Gerd Leonhard predicts 50 per cent unemployment” JASON DORDAY/ Futurist ...

The Internet of Things and its unintended consequences: why we should proceed with caution

Download the PDF version: The Internet of Things and its unintended consequences: why we should proceed with caution   Download all my other stuff via GerdCloud/Dropbox The Internet of Things (IoT) / Internet of Everything / Industrial Internet is sizzling hot. Everywhere I go people ask me about it. Almost every single event I ...

If Edward Snowden had not revealed the NSA’s sweeping surveillance of Americans… (Reining in the NSA)

This is an astounding turn of event – imagine if Snowden had not brought this all to light. In many ways, he’s truly a pivotal character.  Maybe President Obama will even pardon him …:) “If Edward Snowden had not revealed the NSA’s sweeping surveillance of Americans, Congress would have simply renewed ...

The future of privacy in an exponential world: a short video conversation with Yuri van Geest and Gerd Leonhard (TFA presents #10)

Check out the latest TFA presents video below – and be sure to get Yuri’s book, as well! Some related ‘privacy futures’ – images from previous #futuristgerd presentations on this topic  


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