Of Interest

  • Facebook data 'off-limits' for spy tools

    Date published: 
    March 14, 2017

    "Malkia Cyril, executive director of the Center for Media Justice, said: "When technology companies allow their platforms and devices to be used to conduct mass surveillance of activists and other targeted communities, it chills democratic dissent and gives authoritarianism a licence to thrive.

    "It's clear there is more work to be done to protect communities of colour from social media spying, censorship and harassment.""

  • Facebook bars developers from using data for surveillance

    Date published: 
    March 13, 2017

    "It was also unclear how the companies would enforce their policies, said Malkia Cyril, executive director of the Center for Media Justice, a nonprofit that opposes government use of social media for surveillance. Inside corporations, "is the will there, without constant activist pressure, to enforce these rules?" Cyril said."

  • Will Election Hacking Split NATO?

    Author(s): 
    Kristen E. Eichensehr
    Publication Date: 
    March 13, 2017
    Publication Type: 
    Other Writing

    NATO’s Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe, General Sir Adrian Bradshaw, has reportedly suggested that NATO may consider Russian interference in upcoming European elections as an attack triggering collective defense measures. Such a move could put NATO and its member states at odds with the United States, which carefully avoided calling Russian interference in the U.S.

  • California’s Finally Ready for Truly Driverless Cars

    Date published: 
    March 11, 2017

    "One thing missing from the regs: any driving test to pass before letting the robot fly solo. Instead, companies will “self-certify” their vehicles. “That’s like me going to the DMV and saying, believe me, I’m an excellent driver,” says Ryan Calo, who studies robotics law at the University of Washington School of Law. “It makes me a little nervous, honestly.” He would rather see a common requirement, or at least have a third party check the cars out before they hit the public streets."

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