There is nothing more important to us than protecting people’s information
Law enforcement in Davao City familiar with the IBM program said the technology had assisted them in carrying out Duterte’s controversial anti-crime agenda.
Faulty server migration blamed for mass deletion of songs, photos and video
The once-hyped social media company, known for gamifying mobile check-ins, is still alive and well as an incomprehensibly vast data empire.
Spotify's antitrust complaint against Apple is a neat parable about Big Tech's monopoly
TikTok will change the way your social media works — even if you’re avoiding it.
What ephemeral messaging is good for
Senator Warren’s proposal about how to regulate tech is wrong about history, the source of tech giant’s power, and the fundamental nature of technology itself. That doesn’t mean t…
For centuries, senders used folds, slits, and wax seals to guard correspondence from prying eyes.
My focus for the last couple of years has been understanding and addressing the biggest challenges facing Facebook. This means taking positions on importan
Facebook’s promise to build a “privacy-focused platform” is little more than a hollow reaction to recent PR disasters.
A brilliant, simple exercise to teach privacy fundamentals
Earlier this month, OpenAI revealed an impressive language model that can generate paragraphs of believable text. It declined to fully release their research “due to concerns about malicious applications of the technology.” OpenAI released a much smaller model and technical paper, but not the fully...
YouTube zet bij video’s met minderjarigen de reactiemogelijkheid uit, omdat er vaak seksueel getinte opmerkingen onder de filmpjes verschenen. Het gigantische videoplatform worstelt al jaren met extreem gedrag van makers en gebruikers, maar modereren is op deze schaal bijna niet te doen.
Machines can now allegedly identify anger, fear, disgust and sadness. ‘Emotion detection’ has grown from a research project to a $20bn industry
Het is een mooi woord: uploadfilter. U, o, a, i, e: alle enkele klinkers van het alfabet zitten erin. Daarmee is alles ook meteen gezegd, want zo’n uploadfilter is verder een lastig ingrediënt voor gezellige conversatie. O, nee, niet over uploadfilters beginnen, hoor ik u zuchten. En toch moet het. In het vervolg moet uw hart tekeergaan van internetfilters. Uw bloed moet koken van uploads en…
Amnesty says social media firm must do more to support users who report harassment
Microsoft’s Cortana, Google Home and other AI devices tend to be voiced by women, playing into the stereotype that serving is a woman’s job. But do robots need to be gendered at all?
In 1971, three student-teachers in the Minneapolis public school system created the computer game The Oregon Trail for students in their American history c
"My concern, as I wrote the book, was that the public’s loathing of the established order was bound to implicate our democratic system itself."
While the eye is superior at perceiving sizes and ratios, the ear is better at detecting patterns that occur over time. Enter: sonification.
Yesterday, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced the creation of a new task force to monitor competition in technology markets. Given the inadequacies of federal antitrust enforcement over the past generation, we welcome the new task force and reiterate our suggestions for how regulators can...
[This is a guest post authored by Malkia Cyril, executive director of the Center for Media Justice. It was originally published in The End of Trust (McSweeney's 54)]In December 2017, FBI agents forced Rakem Balogun and his fifteen-year-old son out of their Dallas home. They arrested Balogun on...
Elizabeth Duck-Chong: Amid the craze of reassessing our attachment to physical objects, digital storage can seem like an infinite safety net. But what happens when our archived memories no longer spark joy?
A new take on the age-old question: Should you rewrite from scratch, or is that “the worst strategic mistake you can make”?
Some of Stephen Wolfram’s “productivity hacks” to make his days and projects more productive. Daily life, desk environment, outside the office, presentation setup, filesystem organization, Wolfram Notebook systems, databases, personal analytics.
Meisjes uploaden grappige en persoonlijke filmpjes op YouTube en vieze kerels weten ze te vinden. Met behulp van YouTube. Wat gebeurt hier?
This year I'm hosting a series of discussions on the future of technology and society. Here's the first one with Harvard Law Professor Jonathan Zittrain.
I joined his seminar and we covered topics...
Every year I take on a personal challenge to learn something new. I've built an AI for my home, run 365 miles, visited every US state, read 25 books, and learned Mandarin.
Last year, I focused...
It used to make sense to believe something until it was debunked; now, it makes sense to assume certain claims are fake—unless they are verified.
Het ene toezicht is het andere niet. Er wordt semipermanent gelet op zowat al onze publieke gedragingen: camera's kijken of iedereen zich aan de snelheidsregels houdt, of niemand zich op straat agressief gedraagt, zakkenrolt in winkels of verdacht rondhangt. Vanmorgen las ik een reportage over de on...
On Friday, the EU Commission published a piece on Medium that suggested that Google has taken over the minds of millions of citizens, rendering them incapable of thinking for themselves in their opposition of Article 13. The piece was later deleted with a note implying that people simply aren't capable of understanding the subtle nuances of the English language.
In Amsterdam en Barcelona wordt een nieuw soort slimme stad gebouwd. Een waar burgers – niet de techbedrijven – aan zet zijn.
I sometimes tell people that when technology evangelists espouse that their tool saves you time, that it’s a red flag warning / code talk for “I am lying”. But here, I share my on…
When Seamas O’Reilly responded to all his emails for a week using only Smart Reply, our columnist’s messages suddenly became spookily jaunty. Did his friends spot the difference?
I’ve seen how the GPT2 system can produce a column in exactly my style, says Guardian columnist Hannah Jane Parkinson
Color photography was optimized for light skin. Facial recognition technologies are just carrying on color film’s historical non-registry of black people.
The Elon Musk-backed nonprofit company OpenAI declines to release research publicly for fear of misuse
How a cryptographer uses a key engraver
Despite ringing denunciations from small EU tech businesses, giant EU entertainment companies, artists' groups, technical experts, and human rights experts, and the largest body of concerned citizens in EU history, the EU has concluded its "trilogues" on the new Copyright Directive, striking a deal...
Apple News is primed to offer a subscription bundle, but publishers should be wary of being Aggregated.
New plan, we are turning off service to your country.
Het videoplatform waar jij kattenfilmpjes en het doelpunt van de week terugkijkt, is ook verantwoordelijk voor een van de grootste problemen van onze tijd: de verspreiding van haat, leugens en racisme. Hoe meer filmpjes je op YouTube bekijkt, hoe extremer de inhoud die je krijgt voorgeschoteld. Dat blijkt uit onderzoek dat De Correspondent samen met de Volkskrant uitvoerde.
One of the world's greatest privacy invaders just had his privacy invaded.
As we pointed out back in 2012, the “Do Not Track” option doesn’t stop you from being tracked. It just sends a special piece of information whenever you connect to a website, asking that website not to track you. The vast, vast majority of websites ignored this. That never really changed. There was no penalty for ignoring the request and little reason to actually honor it.
A reporter at the Washington Post says that an investigator hired by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos believes that text messages leaked to the National Enquirer between Bezos and his girlfriend may have been sent to the magazine by someone in gove
Elke zichzelf respecterende stad wil een smart city worden. De belofte: met een combinatie van technologie en data-analyse het leven in de stad veiliger, duurzamer, efficiënter maken. We toetsten die belofte op de grootste beurs op dit terrein ter wereld.