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The Coronavirus Pandemic Has Set Off A Massive Expansion Of Government Surveillance. Civil Libertarians Aren't Sure What To Do.
As nations around the world take on sweeping new powers to fight the disease, critics aren't sure what's necessary and what's too far.
coronavirus  privacy  surveillance  publichealth  AlgoReport 
7 days ago by barbarafister
The Digital Response to the Outbreak of COVID-19 | Centre for International Governance Innovation
Undeniably, we need to use technology as part of disaster response, but the regulatory immaturity of the industry makes technology companies risky allies, even in the best of circumstances.
privacy  AlgoReport  coronavirus  surveillance 
7 days ago by barbarafister
Study: ‘Accuracy nudge’ could curtail COVID-19 misinformation online | MIT Sloan
“Our experiment suggests that nudging people to pay attention to accuracy can improve the quality of COVID-19 related content they share online,” Rand wrote in an email. “This is a scalable intervention that social media platforms could easily implement. I hope they will!”
AlgoReport  radlib  misinformation  socialmedia  fakenews 
8 days ago by barbarafister
The Technology 202: We asked more than 100 tech experts if U.S. should use location data to track coronavirus. They were split.
The U.S. government should not harness Americans' location data in an attempt to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus, according to a very slim majority of tech experts surveyed by The Technology 202.
coronavirus  geolocation  publichealth  privacy  surveillance  AlgoReport 
8 days ago by barbarafister
Federal Court Rules ‘Big Data’ Discrimination Studies Do Not Violate Federal Anti-Hacking Law | American Civil Liberties Union
WASHINGTON — In a major victory for civil liberties and civil rights enforcement during the digital age, a federal court has ruled that research aimed at uncovering whether online algorithms result in racial, gender, or other discrimination does not violate the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA).
discrimination  algorithms  AlgoReport  law 
8 days ago by barbarafister
The surveillance profiteers of COVID-19 are here | Engadget
The pandemic has us all in vulnerable positions, and some tech companies are just ethics-free enough to step in and take advantage of entire populations being held hostage by COVID-19. They see us as profitable, captive data generators while their PR departments act like they did something virtuous for the greater good. Like Zoom.
surveillance  surveillancecapitalism  tech&society  radlib  AlgoReport  privacy 
9 days ago by barbarafister
Smart cities will always have a data privacy problem — Quartz
How can cities around the world benefit from data-enabled technologies without sacrificing privacy?
AlgoReport  IoT  surveillance  smartcities  bigdata  privacy  surveillancecapitalism 
10 days ago by barbarafister
Zoom Removes Code That Sends Data to Facebook - VICE
The change comes after Motherboard found the Zoom iOS app was sending analytics information to Facebook when users opened the app.
privacy  surveillance  AlgoReport  facebook  zoom 
10 days ago by barbarafister
Coronavirus Researchers | Pandemic Tracking Privacy - Consumer Reports
Scientists say they have a plan to use consumers' location data responsibly—and privacy experts are on board
coronavirus  privacy  publichealth  geolocation  AlgoReport 
10 days ago by barbarafister
Location Surveillance to Counter COVID-19: Efficacy Is What Matters - Lawfare
Currently, phone tracking in the United States is not efficacious. It cannot be unless all people are required to carry such location-tracking devices at all times; have location tracking on; and other forms of information tracking, including much wider use of CCTV cameras, Bluetooth beacons, and the like, are also in use. There are societies like this. But so far, even in the current crisis, no one is seriously contemplating the U.S. heading in that direction… [more]
geolocation  coronavirus  AlgoReport  publichealth  surveillance  privacy 
11 days ago by barbarafister
Zoom iOS App Sends Data to Facebook Even if You Don’t Have a Facebook Account - VICE
Zoom's privacy policy isn't explicit about the data transfer to Facebook at all.
facebook  privacy  Zoom  AlgoReport 
11 days ago by barbarafister
Cellphone 'Heat Map' Shows How Quick Coronavirus Could Spread
A heat map highlighting cellphone location data within the U.S. is providing a frightening insight into the movements of humans amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
geolocation  coronavirus  publichealth  AlgoReport 
11 days ago by barbarafister
The Professors Who Call ‘Bullshit’ on Covid-19 Misinformation | WIRED
Jevin West and Carl Bergstrom are policing Twitter feeds, Medium posts, and other sources of bad data and misleading charts.
coronavirus  fakenews  misinformation  highered  AlgoReport  radlib 
11 days ago by barbarafister
Youth and Digital Citizenship+ (Plus) | Berkman Klein Center
Understanding the skills youth need for a digital world has become a topic of growing importance among decision-makers around the globe, with different stakeholders and communities rethinking what meaningful learning environments, modes of engagement, and educational content should entail.
youth  engagement  digitalcitizenship  AlgoReport 
11 days ago by barbarafister
A Closer Look at Location Data: Privacy and Pandemics
In light of COVID-19, there is heightened global interest in harnessing location data held by major tech companies to track individuals affected by the virus,
tracking  surveillance  coronavirus  AlgoReport 
12 days ago by barbarafister
18 COVID-19 media literacy resources for journalists and educators | News Co/Lab
Facebook groups and Twitter threads. Slack channels and text services. Information, and disinformation, about COVID-19 is overwhelming. We wanted to help you — journalists, teachers and the everyday person — sort through the countless tools available to amplify credible, accurate and trustworthy resources.
resources  journalism  AlgoReport  coronavirus 
12 days ago by barbarafister
Coronavirus misinformation makes neutrality a distant memory for tech companies
Facing the prospect that hoaxes or misinformation could worsen a global pandemic, tech platforms are taking control of the information ecosystem like never before.
socialmedia  coronavirus  moderation  AlgoReport 
12 days ago by barbarafister
Facebook sent home thousands of human moderators due to the coronavirus. Now the algorithms are in charge - The Washington Post
The social networking giant‘s content moderators were sent home due to the virus, forcing it to rely more on technology to police misinformation in the interim.
moderation  socialmedia  algorithms  AlgoReport 
12 days ago by barbarafister
Yuval Noah Harari: the world after coronavirus | Free to read | Financial Times
In this time of crisis, we face two particularly important choices. The first is between totalitarian surveillance and citizen empowerment. The second is between nationalist isolation and global solidarity.
coronavirus  surveillance  health  privacy  AlgoReport 
13 days ago by barbarafister

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