AI voice assistant will soon give users with connected smart home devices reminders to lock doors and turn off lights
The Senate Judiciary Committee has a chance to do better by the country than it did nearly three decades ago.
De Amerikaanse burgerrechtenorganisatie ACLU heeft een klacht tegen Facebook ingediend voor het faciliteren van genderdiscriminatie. Aanleiding is de mogelijkheid voor werkgevers om met Facebook-advertenties vacatures alleen zichtbaar te maken voor mannen of vrouwen.
The EU is back to regulating tech companies, and getting the Internet wrong in the process. That, though, helps illuminate an approach that could work.
Snapshot from the heroic era of mobile computing
The ever-expanding index of images has elevated the way we communicate. But, behind the heart eyes and dancing ladies, it takes a lot to bring them to life
The most famous entrepreneur of his generation is facing a public reckoning with the power of Big Tech.
Google’s plan for a censored search engine in China also blacklists terms like “Nobel Prize” and “human rights.”
A year ago, the richest man in the world asked Twitter for suggestions on how he should most efficiently and charitably spend his wealth. And today, Jeff Bezos unveiled a few details about his plan...
The European Court of Human Rights ruled today that the UK government's mass interception program violates the rights to privacy and freedom of expression. The Court held that the program "is incapable of keeping the 'interference' to what is 'necessary in a democratic society'". This finding is an important victory for human rights and the rule of law. Below, we break down the key parts of the decision.
Today, in a vote that split almost every major EU party, Members of the European Parliament adopted every terrible proposal in the new Copyright Directive and rejected every good one, setting the stage for mass, automated surveillance and arbitrary censorship of the internet: text messages like...
The European Commission's apparently endless stream of “solutions” to stop the spread of online terrorist content has today been complemented by yet another measure, a draft Regulation.
As the European Parliament prepares for tomorrow's vote on the new Copyright Directive with its provisions requiring mass-scale filtering of the majority of public communications to check for copyright infringement (Article 13) and its provisions requiring paid permission to link to the news if you...
After the European Parliament voted against the negotiating mandate for the Copyright Directive, the assistant of a Member of the European Parliament,one of its supporters, wrote to a voter to explain why she supports the proposal. Shortly before the UK leaves the European Union, she explains why she wants this legislation to be imposed on …
On Wednesday, the EU will vote on whether to accept two controversial proposals in the new Copyright Directive; one of these clauses, Article 13, has the potential to allow anyone, anywhere in the world, to effect mass, rolling waves of censorship across the Internet.The way things stand today,...
Big Tech is losing the public's trust in just the same way that Big Finance has
De Franse autoriteiten zien de ‘transitmigranten’ als illegaal en willen ze verwijderen. De Franse filosofe Sophie Djigo verzet zich tegen deze politiek van uitsluiting en richtte een burgerplatform op dat hen bij mensen thuis onderbrengt. ‘We verleggen het strijdperk van Calais naar de huiskamer.’
A lot of the common wisdom we have about working together is wrong.
At Facebook, where men outnumber women almost two to one, the future of news is female.
In July, millions of Europeans called on the Members of European Parliament (MEPs) to vote down a proposal that would impose copyright filters on European social media, and create a new power for newspapers to charge or sue anyone linking to their news stories. The MEPs listened to that call, and...
How to: beat Chinese social media image-filtering
Politieke betrokkenheid in kunst: het kan oprecht zijn, kitsch – of zelfs giftig, als het voortkomt uit onwetendheid en gemakzucht. Vaak doet het me denken aan een trucje uit mijn tijd als goochelaar, waarmee ik de aandacht van het publiek afleidde.
IBM developed NYPD surveillance tools that let cops pick targets based on skin color
"New laws aren’t meant to be exciting — but this one could sedate a buffalo."
How the EU will force all artists to use Youtube, forever
Oh for fuck's sake, not this fucking bullshit again (cryptography edition)
We're in an arms race of disinformation. Let's make things harder for the bad guys.
During a meeting between Google's top managers and employees to discuss the company's plans for China, many were shocked to learn someone inside Google was feeding real-time information to reporters. Suddenly, press leaks became the No. 1 issue.
In light of the ongoing policing situation in Ferguson, Missouri in the wake of the shooting of an unarmed man by a police officer
We werken 365 dagen per jaar voor de techgiganten in Silicon Valley die zich met hun aandeelhouders een deuk lachen om onze gratis bijdrage. Tijd om waarde te innen. Zeggen vermaarde economen en de
A leftist journalist’s bruising crusade against establishment Democrats—and their Russia obsession.
A man fell into a hole in an artwork on view at "Anish Kapoor: Works, Thoughts, Experiments" at the Serralves museum in Portugal.
Uber had a good strategy, but its crisis meant Lyft had new life and the strategy was no longer workable. Now the company is pursuing something new, even though it is more complicated.
De blockchain gaat alles veranderen: de scheepvaart, het financieel systeem, de overheid, wat niet eigenlijk? Maar het enthousiasme voor deze technologie komt vooral voort uit kennisgebrek en onbegrip. De blockchain is een oplossing op zoek naar een probleem.
The company you hired to snoop on your kids' phones uploaded all their data to an unprotected website
Last week, Tim Cushing had a post about yet another out of control automated DMCA notifier, sending a ton of bogus notices to Google (most of which Google removed from its search engine index, since the sender, "Topple Track" from Symphonic...
Early Friday morning the world experienced the year’s latest cyberattack. Starting first in the United Kingdom and Spain, the malicious “WannaCrypt” software quickly spread globally, blocking customers from their data unless they paid a ransom using Bitcoin. The WannaCrypt exploits used in the attack were drawn from the exploits stolen from the National Security Agency,...
Op weg naar Europa komen tienduizenden Afrikaanse migranten niet verder dan Libië. Daar worden ze met steun van de EU tegengehouden en gevangengezet. Dus gaan ze massaal in op een nieuw aanbod van Brussel: een enkeltje naar huis. In Nigeria zag ik 160 ‘vrijwillige’ terugkeerders de vliegtuigtrap afdalen.
Facebook offered a jumble of explanations for why Telesur's English-language page was suddenly taken down and then reinstated two days later.
Only with radical empowerment can we as citizens halt further intrusion from Google and co