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The NSA’s SKYNET program may be killing thousands of innocent people | Ars Technica UK
bad science: overfitted model. also: are kill decisions made using only probabilities?
algorithms  surveillance 
february 2016 by robincamille
What Happens Next Will Amaze You
It's not that the city's social problems are invisible to the programming class. But in some way, they're not important enough to bother with. Why solve homelessness in one place when you can solve it everywhere? Why fix anything locally, if the solutions can scale?

And so we end up making life easier for tech workers, assuming that anything we do to free up their time will make them more productive at fixing the world for the rest of humanity.

This is trickle-down economics of the worst kind.
future  internet  surveillance 
september 2015 by robincamille
Attempts to stay anonymous on the web will only put the NSA on your trail | World news | The Guardian
The sobering story of Janet Vertesi's attempts to conceal her pregnancy from the forces of online marketers shows just how Kafkaesque the internet has become
privacy  surveillance 
may 2015 by robincamille
The Nor » All Cameras Are Police Cameras — James Bridle
Surveillance images are all “before” images, in the sense of “before and after”. The “after” might be anything: an earthquake, a riot, a protest, a war. Any system reliant on flow, which is all networks from vehicle traffic to commercial supply to video feeds to the internet itself, view disruptions within the same negative moral context. Surveillance images attain the status of evidence for unknown crimes the moment they are created, and merely await the identification of the moment they were created for. Automated imagery criminalises its subject.
surveillance  privacy 
november 2014 by robincamille
IC ON THE RECORD
Created at the direction of the President of the United States, IC ON THE RECORD provides immediate, ongoing and direct access to factual information related to the lawful foreign surveillance activities carried out by the U.S. Intelligence Community.
surveillance 
january 2014 by robincamille
Privacy - Mozilla Webmaker
Teach online privacy with Webmaker. Mozilla believes privacy is a key part of web literacy. Here are some great resources for teaching others how to put their privacy first.
surveillance  security  teaching_tool 
january 2014 by robincamille
N.S.A. Devises Radio Pathway Into Computers - NYTimes.com
The National Security Agency has implanted software in nearly 100,000 computers around the world that allows the United States to conduct surveillance on those machines and can also create a digital highway for launching cyberattacks.

While most of the software is inserted by gaining access to computer networks, the N.S.A. has increasingly made use of a secret technology that enables it to enter and alter data in computers even if they are not connected to the Internet, according to N.S.A. documents, computer experts and American officials.
surveillance 
january 2014 by robincamille
Generation Why? by Zadie Smith | The New York Review of Books
"Maybe it will be like an intensified version of the Internet I already live in, where ads for dental services stalk me from pillar to post and I am continually urged to buy my own books."
surveillance  film  culture  internet 
december 2013 by robincamille
Anonymity, Internet Surveillance & Lessons from the Anthony Weiner Case | DMLcentral
Response to surveillance/breaches has typically been advice to be more anonymous. But "on and off the Internet, we want to be ourselves in our multiple, complex ways, and not hide behind a revolving mask of throw-away identities. Given that reality of human nature, the only thing that will make a real dent in government surveillance is comprehensive legislation limiting what governments can collect and access, and how they do so." —ZEYNEP TUFEKCI
surveillance 
october 2013 by robincamille

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