In Italy, Going Back to Work May Depend on Having the Right Antibodies

In Italy, Going Back to Work May Depend on Having the Right Antibodies

The British government has floated the idea of “immunity passports,” though it is still struggling to complete even swab tests for an accurate snapshot of current infection levels, and the virus has not been present long enough in the British population to provide enough antibody data.

Opinion | How the ‘Sharing’ Economy Erodes Both Privacy and Trust

Opinion | How the ‘Sharing’ Economy Erodes Both Privacy and Trust

But it is being cynically manipulated by the “sharing” or “trust” economy — where we trade homes, cars or belongings through third-party administrators such as Airbnb — in ways that threaten our privacy.It’s also a model of consumerism that makes our traditional idea of trust irrelevant.

Indian government is shutting down internet access in major cities in an attempt to disrupt democracy

Indian government is shutting down internet access in major cities in an attempt to disrupt democracy

NDTV reports that the Special Branch of the Delhi Police, under the direction of the Indian Government’s Ministry of Home Affairs, sent a letter to internet service providers and mobile data providers in India telling them to execute the internet shutdown.

Would you give up Google for $17,000 a year? The Federal Reserve wants to know

Would you give up Google for $17,000 a year? The Federal Reserve wants to know

Jerome Powell, chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, speaks during the NABE annual meeting in Denver, Colorado, U.S., on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019.WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve wants to know what the internet is worth to you.To stop using search engines, consumers would need a median $17,530, making it the most valuable digital service.

Canada’s golden opportunity to restore trust online

Canada’s golden opportunity to restore trust online

Working with technologists, policy experts, and industry partners, we’ve crafted a set of principles that we believe will help ensure the internet remains open, trusted, and people-centred.

Currency (Restrictions on the Use of Cash) Bill 2019

Currency (Restrictions on the Use of Cash) Bill 2019

The Government values feedback and input from all affected stakeholders and responses to this consultation will inform the final Bill to implement the economy-wide cash payment limit.

The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data

The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data

Now similar concerns are being raised by the giants that deal in data, the oil of the digital era. Far from gouging consumers, many of their services are free (users pay, in effect, by handing over yet more data).

Somebody’s Watching You: The Surveillance of Self-driving Cars

Somebody’s Watching You: The Surveillance of Self-driving Cars

As self-driving cars develop further, autonomous vehicles will play a much larger role in the digital economy as car companies and others harness personalized customer information through geospatial and navigation technologies, combining it with existing financial consumer profiles, according to a study in Surveillance and Society .

A Thriller That Might Make You Throw Away Your SmartPhone

A Thriller That Might Make You Throw Away Your SmartPhone

But what really pushes her over the edge is a leaked set of documents showing that OingoBoingo, Google, Facebook, and a handful of other tech companies are working with the government on a secret program called GSX that uses data collected from social media platforms and smart phones to build a comprehensive behavior modification program.

Crowdselling your personal data through Firefox

Crowdselling your personal data through Firefox

The Streamr community has been talking about crowdselling data and forming data unions since at least the . It’s this step which will mean that data unions can be formed. Working on developing Community Products; the platform and tools to create digital data unions.

How to Protect Privacy in a Cashless Economy

How to Protect Privacy in a Cashless Economy

As stated by Jerry Brito of the Coin Center, “a cashless society is a surveillance economy.” Bank-mediated transactions enable unprecedented monitoring, and the “death of cash means the birth of perfect financial control.” For example, China’s Social-Credit System punishes behavior the regime deems unfavorable, aided by monitoring via payment platforms.

Commentary: Actually, China’s social credit system isn’t the first

Commentary: Actually, China’s social credit system isn’t the first

BEIJING: Western media reports have swirled about China’s social credit system, which is intended to nudge Chinese citizens to adopt good behaviour, including motivating them to pay outstanding debts and fines, as well as encouraging them to obey the country’s laws and regulations.

People are finding hidden cameras on some American Airlines and Singapore Airlines planes. Here's what that's about

People are finding hidden cameras on some American Airlines and Singapore Airlines planes. Here's what that's about

This week, one passenger aboard a Singapore Airlines flight noticed a camera built into his IFE screen. "Some of our newer IFE systems provided by the original equipment manufacturers do have a camera provisioned and embedded in the hardware," an airline spokesman told Business Insider.

People Are Worried About Singapore Airlines' Entertainment System Cameras. Turns Out, American Airlines Has Cameras, Too.

People Are Worried About Singapore Airlines' Entertainment System Cameras. Turns Out, American Airlines Has Cameras, Too.

Sri Ray was aboard an American Airlines Boeing 777-200 flight to Tokyo in September 2018 when he noticed something strange: a camera embedded in the seat back of his entertainment system.

New Report Demands Digital Independence for Palestine

New Report Demands Digital Independence for Palestine

7amleh is urging industry, regulatory, and government bodies to take specific steps to ensure Palestinians have full access to an independent telecommunications infrastructure and with it their rights.

End of the Free World

End of the Free World

He heralded a “zero marginal cost society.” Under the new regime, the price of every incremental good and service, from search to software, from news to energy, will plunge toward “free” as every device and entity in the world is subsumed in an Internet of Things, where exponential network effects yield a new economy of leisure and abundance.

Is It Ethical to Post Pictures of Your Kids on Instagram?

Is It Ethical to Post Pictures of Your Kids on Instagram?

She is reassured by Lizzie Post, great-great-granddaughter of the etiquette queen Emily Post, who says no: “It’s not weird at all to follow a kid on Instagram.” She adds, “It’s not like you’re spying on a child through their bedroom window.”

CSIS director warns business leaders of ‘state-sponsored espionage in Canada’

CSIS director warns business leaders of ‘state-sponsored espionage in Canada’

While Vigneault said terrorism remained the “number one national security-related danger to public safety in this country,” he called espionage and foreign interference “the greatest threat to our prosperity and national interest.”

E-commerce site is infected not by one, but two card skimmers

E-commerce site is infected not by one, but two card skimmers

The second skimmer, now being the only one to hold the valid credit card number, uses a special function to encode the data it exfiltrates.

Ep 9 - Nathan Schneider - Platform Cooperativism and the Meaning of Decentralization by Decentralize This!

Ep 9 - Nathan Schneider - Platform Cooperativism and the Meaning of Decentralization by Decentralize This!

How can all these people with different perspectives collaborate to create and scale the technologies we need to shape a better future?

Why “Cyber” is Red-Hot (and why it’s a Burning Civil Liberties Issue) - BC Civil Liberties Association

Why “Cyber” is Red-Hot (and why it’s a Burning Civil Liberties Issue) - BC Civil Liberties Association

Cyber security is increasingly a national security matter; think: cyber-attacks against critical infrastructure or military equipment (like power grids and satellites). Many countries are responding to these threats, including Canada, which has a new National Cyber Security Strategy.

Smart Cities for Dumb Humans

Smart Cities for Dumb Humans

This is how Google makes money: It collects data on people, places, and patterns of activity, on which it then runs advanced algorithms designed by some of the smartest and most innovative coders and engineers in the world, to create targeted advertising or to optimize efficiencies in processes.

Blockchain is disrupting the status quo

Blockchain is disrupting the status quo

The core model of a credit agency is to share costs among clients and charge excessive interest rates and transactional costs ensuring that the “good borrowers” cover those who don’t repay their debt.

Blockchain Hype — Time to get Real – Sankalp Shangari – Medium

Blockchain Hype — Time to get Real – Sankalp Shangari – Medium

Adoption of Blockchain in various industries especially in startups is like the first carbon atom of a diamond. Blockchains over the time can become a core component that will effectively function as the backbone of different industries.

Can financial institutions be trusted with our life’s money?

Can financial institutions be trusted with our life’s money?

Can financial institutions be trusted with our life’s money? All the people who had their savings in the bank lost their money with the collapse of the institution. The money laundering was only possible because of lack of transparency in the operations of financial institutions.

Companies Want Access To More & More Of Your Personal Data & From Where You Are To What’s In Your {DNA}

Companies Want Access To More & More Of Your Personal Data & From Where You Are To What’s In Your {DNA}

It’s true that consumers do gain some benefits from all the data gathering, such as more meaningful advertising and better customer service, pricing, and potentially even access to credit. At the same time, consumers don’t reward companies for offering better privacy protection.

Privacy risks for customers and workers in the gig economy

Privacy risks for customers and workers in the gig economy

As a customer in the gig economy, it’s important to understand that your data is often shared not only with the corporate entity operating a given platform, but also with the workers who use it to find and accept work.

With Conceptual Issues Still, India's Data Protection Bill Should Not be Rushed Through

With Conceptual Issues Still, India's Data Protection Bill Should Not be Rushed Through

The proposed data protection legislation offered by India’s ministry of electronics and information technology last month is a complex hybrid, blending provisions borrowed from European privacy law and indigenous strains of Indian statutory architecture.