In the absence of legal guidelines, companies need to establish internal processes for responsible use of AI.
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Companies that want to avoid the harms of AI, such as bias or privacy violations, lack clear-cut guidelines on how to act responsibly. That makes internal management and decision-making critical.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, in a wheelchair as she returns to the Senate after a more than two-month absence, May 10, 2023.
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Physical ailments and deteriorated health may be the one area in which politicians can escape scrutiny.
Sales of so-called “dumb phones,” like flip and slide phones, are on the rise among the younger generation.
Gen Z’s interest in flip phones is the latest in a series of obsessions young people have for the aesthetic of the 1990s and 2000s.
Children’s webcams are a safety risk.
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Sexual predators have found a new way to exploit children: taking control of their webcams to record them without their consent. Here’s how the attack works and how you can protect your kids.
American scientists have used brain scans and machine learning to reconstruct the meaning of stories that people hear, see, or even imagine.
Privacy concerns over the emergency alert? Here’s what you need to know.
Emergency alerts system: a lifesaving service or a threat to privacy?
Changes to Canadian law will affect how data can be collected and distributed.
Does privacy law in Canada do enough to protect us from entities like tech platforms, retailers, the police, hackers and criminals?
Canada’s proposed Consumer Privacy Protection Act prohibits online consent processes that are deceptive or misleading.
Whether or not Bill C-27 moves companies away from deceptive design in apps and websites depends on how, and if, the Canadian government holds companies accountable for their actions.
TikTok has been banned on government employees’ devices in the EU and US.
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The evidence on whether TikTok poses a risk to users’ privacy and security.
If you want to use two-factor authentication via text message on Twitter, you’ll have to pay for it.
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Twitter and Meta are looking to make money from protecting users’ identities. This raises questions about collective security, people understanding what they’re paying for and who remains vulnerable.
Going online often involves surrendering some privacy, and many people are becoming resigned to the fact that their data will be collected and used without their explicit consent.
Many people have become resigned to the fact that tech companies collect our private data. But policymakers must do more to limit the amount of personal information corporations can collect.
If female athletes have to answer menstruation-related questions in order to play team sports, that could be a form of sex-based discrimination.
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When schools ask student-athletes about their menstrual cycles, they may be infringing on anti-discrimination and privacy laws.
Satellite data isn’t collected and treated the same way location data are.
Cellphones are constantly collecting location data from global satellites, but there is uncertainty about who is using these data, and for what purposes.
The proposals from the Attorney-General’s Department could help bolster Australia’s privacy laws — but there are some deficiencies.
There are many good proposals in Dreyfus’s reform paper. But they risk being lost once again among the voices of those whose interests are served by maintaining the status quo.
ChatGPT is fuelled by our intimate online histories. It’s trained on 300 billion words, yet users have no way of knowing which of their data it contains.
What happened to all of the content posted on social media platforms and blogs — like MySpace and LiveJournal — more than two decades ago?
Social media and publishing platform users have generated vast amounts of data. This data remains online long after people have stopped using the platforms, and can impact people’s lives.
Support for use of health data is conditional on whether the use has public benefits.
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There are concerns about how health data are used, but research shows support for uses with public benefits by health-care providers, governments, health-system planners and university-based researchers.
Biometric data can be used in schools to track everything from attendance to exam behaviour and what students buy from the canteen.
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Credit checks and international co-operation are crucial when it comes to tracking down cybercriminals.