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By Parmy Olson | Photographs by Betty Laura Zapata for The Wall Street Journal on The Wall Street Journal (wsj.com)
An advocacy group that successfully challenged the use of algorithms in U.K. immigration and education policy is preparing to take on Facebook and Uber Technologies over tech workers’ rights.
As schools reopen with billions in federal aid, surveillance vendors are hawking expensive tools like license plate readers and facial recognition.
By Kevin Randall on The Washington Post (washingtonpost.com)
When social media platform Parler comes back to life on Apple’s App Store, it will be designed to be a less offensive version than what users will be able to see elsewhere.
on Data Capitalism (datacapitalism.d4bl.org)
This site from Data 4 Black Lives explores the history of data capitalism from slavery to today.
A security researcher warns that a feature that displays when an AirTag was last seen could give away some sensitive information about its surroundings.
By Amy Traub on Demos (demos.org)
Big companies are using data to preserve the power imbalance that keeps them rich. This economic model is rooted in chattel slavery and relies on the extraction and commodification of data.
By Ghadah Alrasheed on The Conversation (theconversation.com)
Automated content moderation using algorithms are quick and cheaper. But, they’re not necessarily better than human beings. They are prone to errors and can impose bias in a systemic scale.
Daniel Kahneman: ‘Clearly AI is going to win. How people are going to adjust is a fascinating problem’
By Tim Adams on The Guardian (theguardian.com)
The psychologist on applying his ideas to organisations, why we’re not equipped to grasp the spread of a virus, and the massive disruption that’s just round the corner
on Privacy International (privacyinternational.org)
The report on disinformation by the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression follows a growing trend by international bodies (includin
By More by this Author on Daily Monitor (monitor.co.ug)
In Uganda, according to a survey conducted by a British firm - Comparitech - the Internet shutdown in January cost the country close to Shs7b per day on average
You should be worried about how much info WhatsApp shares with Facebook | Burcu Kilic and Sophia Crabbe-Field
By Burcu Kilic and Sophia Crabbe-Field on The Guardian (theguardian.com)
Facebook is pushing a mysterious and aggressive ‘privacy update’ on WhatsApp users. Here’s why