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'Our minds can be hijacked': the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia | Technology | The Guardian
Google, Twitter and Facebook workers who helped make technology so addictive are disconnecting themselves from the internet. Paul Lewis reports on the Silicon Valley refuseniks who worry the race for human attention has created a world of perpetual distraction that could ultimately end in disaster
design  ethics  facebook  technology  captology  surveillance  mental  health  distraction  google 
10 weeks ago by ivar
As Equifax Amassed Ever More Data, Safety Was a Sales Pitch - The New York Times
The company built algorithms and started scrubbing social media to assess consumers. In a big data collection coup, Equifax persuaded more than 7,000 employers to hand over salary details for an income verification system that now encompasses nearly half of American workers.
equifax  surveillance  capitalism  data  ml  profiling  corporation  privacy 
12 weeks ago by ivar
John Lanchester reviews ‘The Attention Merchants’ by Tim Wu, ‘Chaos Monkeys’ by Antonio García Martínez and ‘Move Fast and Break Things’ by Jonathan Taplin · LRB 17 August 2017
You are teh product
Automation and artificial intelligence are going to have a big impact in all kinds of worlds. These technologies are new and real and they are coming soon. Facebook is deeply interested in these trends. We don’t know where this is going, we don’t know what the social costs and consequences will be, we don’t know what will be the next area of life to be hollowed out, the next business model to be destroyed, the next company to go the way of Polaroid or the next business to go ...
facebook  google  surveillance  capitalism  advertising  attention  ml  data 
august 2017 by ivar
Big brother is here, and his name is Facebook | Hacker News
Interesting discussion about the surveillance capabilities of Google and Facebook
privacy  surveillance  facebook  google  hn 
august 2017 by ivar
Corporate Surveillance in Everyday Life
Corporate Surveillance in Everyday Life
Report: How thousands of companies monitor, analyze, and influence the lives of billions. Who are the main players in today’s digital tracking? What can they infer from our purchases, phone calls, web searches, and Facebook likes? How do online platforms, tech companies, and data brokers collect, trade, and make use of personal data?
data  privacy  surveillance  facebook  personal  profiling 
july 2017 by ivar
Facebook told advertisers it can identify teens feeling 'insecure' and 'worthless' | Technology | The Guardian
The internal report produced by Facebook executives, and obtained by the Australian, states that the company can monitor posts and photos in real time to determine when young people feel “stressed”, “defeated”, “overwhelmed”, “anxious”, “nervous”, “stupid”, “silly”, “useless” and a “failure”.
facebook  profiling  mental  health  depression  surveillance  data 
may 2017 by ivar
Virtual Reality Allows the Most Detailed, Intimate Digital Surveillance Yet
Joshua Kopstein of The Intercept warns that “the very systems that enable immersive experiences are already establishing new forms of shockingly intimate surveillance.” As Kopstein foresees it, “the psychological aspects of digital embodiment — combined with the troves of data that consumer VR products can freely mine from our bodies, like head movements and facial expressions — will give corporations and governments unprecedented insight and power over our emotions and physical behavior.”
vr  surveillance  data  biometrics  profiling 
january 2017 by ivar
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