Coronavirus: Italy approves use of drones to monitor social distancing

Coronavirus: Italy approves use of drones to monitor social distancing

The Italian Civil Aviation Authority (ENAC) confirmed their approval on Monday, after receiving requests for additional support from "many local police units".The authorisation for the use of drones will last until 3 April, when the travel restrictions in Italy will theoretically be lifted.

How Surveillance Capitalism Targets the Vulnerable

How Surveillance Capitalism Targets the Vulnerable

While the elderly might have showed up late to the internet and smartphones, there’s no reason to be believe they will be immune to the consequences that young people in particular are now beginning to understand.

Every Click You Make: Data Tracking, Consumer Privacy In The Age Of Surveillance Capitalism

Every Click You Make: Data Tracking, Consumer Privacy In The Age Of Surveillance Capitalism

In the age of the Internet-of-things, every digital device you own collects information about you, while websites, corporations and social media platforms use different techniques to surveil and track your personal data.

Offering software for snooping to governments is a booming business

Offering software for snooping to governments is a booming business

But some, including NSO Group, as well as Gamma Group (an Anglo-German firm) and Hacking Team (an Italian one which in April merged with another company to create Memento Labs), sell software to help governments access online data on persons of interest.

Google reveals ‘Project Nightingale’ after being accused of secretly gathering personal health records

Google reveals ‘Project Nightingale’ after being accused of secretly gathering personal health records

The Wall Street Journal’s Rob Copeland wrote that the data amassed in the program includes “lab results, doctor diagnoses and hospitalization records, among other categories, and amounts to a complete health history, complete with patient names and dates of birth,” and that as many as 150 Google employees may have had access to the data.

From Surveillance Communism To Surveillance Capitalism And Beyond

From Surveillance Communism To Surveillance Capitalism And Beyond

Part of the data we generate for the surveillance capitalist firms is a product of our necessary, work-related use of digital technologies, or our efforts to keep in touch with others.Surveillance capitalism, less overtly intrusive, makes our online activities a source of data that private firms harvest for their profit.

Italian football league may use anti-terror listening devices to identify racist fans

Italian football league may use anti-terror listening devices to identify racist fans

Last week, during a Euro 2020 qualifier England players were subjected to monkey chants and Nazi salutes by Bulgaria fans .Now, football federation president Gabriele Gravina has given details of "a passive radar device that uses directional microphones to determine the source of the noise".

Opinion | How Capitalism Betrayed Privacy

Opinion | How Capitalism Betrayed Privacy

The race to maximize those assets by companies big and small has made surveillance a growth industry.One is that data and surveillance networks created for one purpose can and will be used for others.

The Creepy Way Facebook And Amazon Profit Off Our Private Data

The Creepy Way Facebook And Amazon Profit Off Our Private Data

In an interview with HuffPost, Zuboff talks about how this new world is not just a threat to our privacy, but — as it starts to shape our actions — to our democracy itself: So, what is surveillance capitalism?

Debates Over ZAO and FaceApp Usher in the Era of Surveillance Capitalism

Debates Over ZAO and FaceApp Usher in the Era of Surveillance Capitalism

Shortly after the clamor abated around FaceApp, the Russian AI-powered app churning out disturbingly realistic photos of users as their older selves, a new controversial fad hit mobile stores in the form of the Chinese deep-fake app ZAO.

Fare Payment Without the Stasi

Fare Payment Without the Stasi

Hospitality: visitors and occasional riders should be able to use the system with ease, with flexible options for stored value (including easy top-up options) and daily, weekly, and monthly passes, and no excessive surcharges.

Google city sparks fresh controversy

Google city sparks fresh controversy

The partnership between Sidewalk Labs and Toronto Waterfront was announced in 2017 and the plans to revitalise a disused part of the city was intended to be a model for future urban development.

At the Frontiers of Surveillance Capitalism

At the Frontiers of Surveillance Capitalism

In the first section of her sprawling book, Zuboff traces the birth of surveillance capitalism to the moment in 2003 when Google filed a patent titled “Generating User Information for Use in Targeted Advertising.” In Google’s early days, she explains, the company linked advertising only to search queries.

'Surveillance capitalism': critic urges Toronto to abandon smart city project

'Surveillance capitalism': critic urges Toronto to abandon smart city project

Project with Google’s Sidewalk Labs comes under increasing scrutiny amid concerns over privacy and data harvesting. The 12-acre Quayside project, a partnership between Google’s Sidewalk Labs and the city of Toronto, has come under increasing scrutiny amid concerns over privacy and data harvesting.

The Surveillance Threat Is Not What Orwell Imagined

The Surveillance Threat Is Not What Orwell Imagined

George Orwell repeatedly delayed crucial medical care to complete 1984, the book still synonymous with our worst fears of a totalitarian future — published 70 years ago this month. For 19 years, private companies practicing an unprecedented economic logic that I call surveillance capitalism have hijacked the Internet and its digital technologies.

Big Tech and the Rise of Surveillance Capitalism

Big Tech and the Rise of Surveillance Capitalism

Zuboff points out in her brilliant book that all pervasive, stealthy and omnipresent surveillance capitalism has exploited human experience to collect free raw material for translation into behavorial data.

Tesla’s Self-Driving Spies Cruise the Streets, Watching Daily Life in High-Definition 3D

Tesla’s Self-Driving Spies Cruise the Streets, Watching Daily Life in High-Definition 3D

A recent video released by Tesla on Twitter reveals the vast amount of visual data that is collected by its driverless cars, sparking a reaction from Vitalik Buterin who believes that in-person privacy is no longer a winnable fight.

Now you can have your own channel inside Facebook to keep your messages and posts private

Now you can have your own channel inside Facebook to keep your messages and posts private

Mark Nadal, a self-described “political activist fighting against surveillance capitalism,” today unveiled Private Party, a disarmingly simple protocol that evades the data capture used by tech giants.

How Big Tech Built the Iron Cage

How Big Tech Built the Iron Cage

Shoshana Zuboff, a professor emerita at Harvard Business School, mentions the citizens of Broughton more than once in her book “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power”—a reckoning with the stranglehold that Google, Facebook, Amazon, and other Big Tech companies exert over our lives and minds.

Google Play Store’s Malware Problem, and More Security News This Week

Google Play Store’s Malware Problem, and More Security News This Week

Working together with security researchers, a Motherboard investigation found that more than 20 Android apps in the Google Play Store were actually spyware that may have been developed for the Italian government.

Age of Surveillance Capitalism: “We Thought We Were Searching Google, But Google Was Searching Us”

Age of Surveillance Capitalism: “We Thought We Were Searching Google, But Google Was Searching Us”

I wanted to get your comment on this latest news headline: “A New York regulator is ramping up a promised investigation of how Facebook gathered sensitive personal information from popular smartphone applications, after a report by The Wall Street Journal revealed many such apps were sending the social-media giant data including users’ body weight and menstrual cycles.” SHOSHANA ZUBOFF: All right, well, so we’re living in a time right now where every week there are a series of mini-scandals.

Livestream Tonight: Naomi Klein and Shoshana Zuboff on the Rise of Surveillance Capitalism

Livestream Tonight: Naomi Klein and Shoshana Zuboff on the Rise of Surveillance Capitalism

Livestream begins Friday, March 1 at 7 p.m. ET Join Intercept senior correspondent Naomi Klein and Harvard Business School professor Shoshana Zuboff, author of “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power,” for an engaging discussion about the unprecedented form of power called “surveillance capitalism” and the quest by corporations to predict and control our behavior.

Shoshana Zuboff Q&A: The Age of Surveillance Capital

Shoshana Zuboff Q&A: The Age of Surveillance Capital

Zuboff, who published her first book in 1989 on the future of technology and data in the workplace, warns in Surveillance Capitalism of a “seventh extinction” that threatens to eradicate “what has been held most precious in human nature.” Given the fragility of the global political and economic order, surveillance capitalism amounts to a “coup from above,” Zuboff argues, an assault on democracy by way of subverting the very idea of what it means to be an individual.

Surveillance Capitalism, China and Iran Hacking, 'Gangster' Facebook

Surveillance Capitalism, China and Iran Hacking, 'Gangster' Facebook

This is exactly the kind of dystopian scenario my paranoiac mind feared… Robert Hackett @rhhackett [email protected] Welcome to the Cyber Saturday edition of Data Sheet, Fortune’s daily tech newsletter.

Surveillance Capitalism is Ruining The Internet As We Know It

Surveillance Capitalism is Ruining The Internet As We Know It

Surveillance capitalism refers to the business of collecting user data through internet connected products and services and then monetizing that information through ad targeting and other means.

Why a focus on "fake news" and Facebook misses the internet's real problems - and solutions

Why a focus on "fake news" and Facebook misses the internet's real problems - and solutions

To properly address the problems of manipulation, disinformation, and violent extremism fermenting on online platforms, future regulation must properly acknowledge the role of surveillance capitalism – not just through targeting tools but in the algorithmic construction of online spaces.

Tor traffic from individual Android apps detected with 97 percent accuracy

Tor traffic from individual Android apps detected with 97 percent accuracy

Image: ZDNet, Tor Project Italian academics say they've developed an algorithm that can detect the patterns of Android app activity inside Tor traffic with an accuracy of 97 percent.

What Is “Surveillance Capitalism?” And How Did It Hijack the Internet?

What Is “Surveillance Capitalism?” And How Did It Hijack the Internet?

The theory of behavioral targeting was that if adtech could track what sites users visited, what pages they looked at, and even what content was on the page, they could figure out who the users were and what they wanted to buy, even if they never logged in or provided any personally identifiable information.

Pokémon Go was a warning about the rise of surveillance capitalism

Pokémon Go was a warning about the rise of surveillance capitalism

The idea that digital surveillance is inevitable – that’s just invalid, and we can’t let them get away with it.” Advertisement Zuboff’s central argument is that technology corporations, building on the data extraction and predictive power originally demonstrated by Google, have found a way to turn human behaviour into raw material that can be used to make predictions about future behaviour.

Opinion | Warning! Everything Is Going Deep: ‘The Age of Surveillance Capitalism’

Opinion | Warning! Everything Is Going Deep: ‘The Age of Surveillance Capitalism’

The Times’s Kevin Roose quoted Mohit Joshi, the president of Infosys, a technology firm that helps other businesses automate their operations, as saying in Davos last week: “People are looking to achieve very big numbers.

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