2017/05/17: The GDPR covers all personal data defined as any data from which a living individual is identified or identifiable, whether directly or indirectly. This broad definition includes data outside the scope of HIPAA, but GDPR includes specific requirements relating to “sensitive personal data” such as racial or ethnic origin, religious or philosophical beliefs, political opinions, trade union membership, genetic data, biometric data, data concerning health or data concerning a natural person’s sex life or sexual orientation. GDPR’s “data concerning health” and HIPAA’s “protected health information” are very similar. GDPR specifically defines data concerning health as personal data relating to the physical or mental health of an individual, including the provision of health care services, which reveal informat
2018/12/06: There’s nothing artificial about AI. It’s inspired by people, it’s created by people and more importantly, it impacts people.
the term “AI” is a mystification! The term that describes the reality is “Human-Trained Machine Learning”
why training these algorithms went so wrong: subconsciously mimicking their mostly male, misogynist, often white entrepreneurs and techies with their money-making monopolistic biases and often adolescent, libertarian fantasies.
2018/09/20: Google told U.S. senators that the company continues to allow developers to scan and share data from Gmail accounts, according to a letter made public Thursday.
Google said it uses automated scans and reports from security researchers to monitor third parties with access to Gmail data, but gave no details on how many add-ons have been caught violating its policies.
2018/09/13: Racist bridges aren’t the only inanimate objects that have had quiet, clandestine control over people.
the residents of Scunthorpe, in the north of England, who were blocked from opening AOL accounts after the internet giant created a new profanity filter that objected to the name of their town.
an automatic hand-soap dispenser that perfectly released soap whenever white hands where placed under it did not recognize as hands those of a Nigerian man.
they discovered that home cooks were less likely to make claims on their home insurance and were therefore more profitable. The most significant item that gives you away as a responsible, house-proud person more than any other was fresh fennel.
there are concerns about this kind of data profiling being used in an exclusionary way: motorbike enthusiasts being deemed to have a risky hobby or people who eat sugar-free sweets being flagged as diabetic and turned down for insurance as a result. A study from 2015 demonstrated that Google was serving far fewer ads for high-paying executive jobs to women who were surfing the web than to men.
searches for “black-sounding names” were disproportionately likely to be linked to ads containing the word “arrest” (for example, “Have you been arrested?”) than those with “white-sounding names.”
Per sapere subito cosa sanno di noi i singoli siti che usiamo, da LInkedin a Starbucks, da Instagram a TripAdvisor, da Ikea a GoogleMaps, oggi è possibile "My Data Request". Il sito contiene un link alle app o ai siti web a cui abbiamo consegnato negli anni i nostri dati personali e cliccandoci sopra diventa facile richiedere l’archivio dei dati che ci riguardano in maniera compatibile con le leggi vigenti.
Il sito offre anche un comodo motore di ricerca interno per verificare la presenza nel loro database dell’azienda che vogliamo interpellare.
Molte di quelle censite, come Badoo, Skype e DropBox, purtroppo sono state bucate nel passato da hacker malevoli che hanno poi condiviso profili e account nel web profondo, e questo significa che quelle aziende non sono le sole ad averli. Altre hanno a che fare con giochi online per bambini e adolescenti, da Angry Birds al successo del momento, il videogame sparatutto Fortnite. Per questo motivo il sito può essere usato anche per fare un’altra semplice verifica: che cosa queste aziende sanno dei nostri figli.
Conquista il primo posto nella classifica dei 10 film più visti a giugno, dall'alto dei suoi 1.389.630 ingressi, Jurassic World - Il regno distrutto di Juan Antonio Bayona, sequel del fortunato Jurassic World del 2015 e quinto ca
Google's delayed entry into a consortium of advertising technology companies has spoiled the members' push to comply with a new European privacy law, six people involved in the program told Reuters, leaving some firms exposed to fines.
Browser fingerprinting is on a collision course with privacy regulations. For almost a decade, EFF has been raising awareness about this tracking technique with projects like Panopticlick. Compared to more well-known tracking "cookies," browser fingerprinting is trickier for users and browser...
La gente sta male. No, ma davvero eh. Non sono mica tutti giusti... Adesso te ne racconto una, e poi dimmi se sono io a farmi troppe seghe mentali,
Put on your best unsurprised face: Unroll.me, a company that has, for years, used the premise of 'free' but not very useful 'email management' services to gain access to people's email inboxes in order to data-mine the contents for competitive intelligence - and
The surveillance imposed on us today is worse than in the Soviet Union, says president of the Free Software Foundation, Richard Stallman
Holding forth on stuff since 1998
Regulators start to pump the brakes on Big Tech's advertising dystopia.
The tech giants are menacing democracy, privacy, and competition. Can they be housebroken?
How Thousands of Companies Monitor, Analyze, and Influence the Lives of Billions. Report + Web Publication.