The artificial intelligence boom means a multi-trillion dollar industry is coming into existence before our eyes. With great opportunity come great risks, as two important new Australian reports show.
Meta now faces some A$4 billion in fines related to breaches of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulations.
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.
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.
Google’s EU headquarters is located in Dublin, Ireland. The EU’s new Digital Markets Act could rein in the company’s power.
While the EU’s ground-breaking legislation to regulate “digital gatekeepers” has its flaws, it could rein in big tech and significantly change how it operates in Europe – and perhaps the world.
Same app, same app store, different risks if you download it in, say, Tunisia rather than in Germany.
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Mobile apps are sometimes ‘regionalized’ to better serve the needs of users, functioning differently in, for example, China than in Canada. But some of those differences pose security and privacy risks.
It takes the biscuit.
The laws about cookies are fairly clear in EU and UK, but many big companies are breaking them anyway.
Meta supremo Mark Zuckerbeg has met his match in Europe.
Social media firms in Europe are well on the way to a thousand cuts.
A CCTV camera sculpture in Toronto draws attention to the increasing surveillance in everyday life. Our guests discuss ways to resist this creeping culture.
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Mass data collection and surveillance have become ubiquitous. For marginalized communities, the stakes of having their privacy violated are high.
A photo of art work by Banksy in London comments on the power imbalance of surveillance technology. Guests on this episode discuss how AI and Facial recognition have been flagged by civil rights leaders due to its inherent racial bias.
Once analysts gain access to our private data, they can use that information to influence and alter our behaviour and choices. If you’re marginalized in some way, the consequences are worse.
A proposed online privacy code would give consumers more control over how tech companies collect and use their data
Facebook’s data centre in Clonee, Ireland.
Ireland is under pressure to investigate, and potentially fine, Facebook for alleged data breaches under GDPR.
Accessing India’s digital consumers is seen as the key to future growth for big tech companies like Facebook.
Google’s new advertising claims to preserve user privacy, but it still gathers and processes the details of our online activities.
Google is using artificial intelligence to collect and process user data in a way that produces more nuanced and detailed information about our activities but addresses privacy concerns.
Headlines and headaches for those unable to escape their past.
At the end of the 1925 movie ‘Red Kimono,’ the protagonist, Gabrielle Darley, throws away her garment and moves on to a better life. Real life is more complicated.
Our newfound ability to reincarnate the dead as chatbots presents several legal and ethical dilemmas.
Ransomware is quietly developing into one of the most disruptive – and lucrative – forms of cybercrime.
On October 22, the French junior minister for digital transition and electronic communication, Cedric O, and the French prime minister, Jean Castex (rear) announcing the changeover of several departments to ‘maximum alert’, new curfew measures, and the new app ‘Tous Anti Covid’.
In the current pandemic, finding the right balance between the protection of public health and respecting civil liberties has proven to be supremely difficult.
Many businesses struggle with data security, but the new Privacy Act means they will have to make protecting customers’ personal information a priority.
Banning TikTok and WeChat would cut off many Americans from popular social media.
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Banning the Chinese-owned social media platforms raises free speech concerns and could worsen the US-China trade war.