Digital Ethics

Digital Ethics

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The Good Web (SSIR)
The Good Web (SSIR)
It’s not enough to fix existing social media, we must imagine, experiment with, and build social media that can be good for society.
·ssir.org·
The Good Web (SSIR)
Cruise robotaxis stop operating, block traffic on San Francisco street – TechCrunch
Cruise robotaxis stop operating, block traffic on San Francisco street – TechCrunch
More than a half dozen Cruise robotaxis stopped operating and sat in a street in San Francisco late Tuesday night, blocking traffic for a couple of hours until employees arrived and manually moved the autonomous vehicles. Photos and a description of the Cruise robotaxi blockade were shared to a Red…
·techcrunch.com·
Cruise robotaxis stop operating, block traffic on San Francisco street – TechCrunch
The number of posts today about deleting menstrual tracking data from startup apps is a very good reminder that you should never trust data you don't store yourself is safe. Whether it's a scrappy startup, a big megacorp, or a FOSS dude with a server: if someone extracts money to store your data they will, at some point, prioritize their gain over your privacy
The number of posts today about deleting menstrual tracking data from startup apps is a very good reminder that you should never trust data you don't store yourself is safe. Whether it's a scrappy startup, a big megacorp, or a FOSS dude with a server: if someone extracts money to store your data they will, at some point, prioritize their gain over your privacy
The number of posts today about deleting menstrual tracking data from startup apps is a very good reminder that you should never trust data you don't store yourself is safe. Whether it's a scrappy startup, a big megacorp, or a FOSS dude with a server: if someone extracts money to store your data they will, at some point, prioritize their gain over your privacy
·merveilles.town·
The number of posts today about deleting menstrual tracking data from startup apps is a very good reminder that you should never trust data you don't store yourself is safe. Whether it's a scrappy startup, a big megacorp, or a FOSS dude with a server: if someone extracts money to store your data they will, at some point, prioritize their gain over your privacy
EFF's Statement on Dobb's Abortion Ruling
EFF's Statement on Dobb's Abortion Ruling
Today's decision deprives millions of people of a fundamental right, and also underscores the importance of fair and meaningful protections for data privacy. Everyone deserves to have strong controls over the collection and use of information they necessarily leave behind as they go about their normal activities, like using apps, search engine queries, posting on social media, texting friends, and so on. But those seeking, offering, or facilitating abortion access must now assume that any data they provide online or offline could be sought by law enforcement.
·eff.org·
EFF's Statement on Dobb's Abortion Ruling
TechScape: What the crypto big freeze means for your money
TechScape: What the crypto big freeze means for your money
In this week’s newsletter: Crypto giant Celsius is freezing out users as it tries to solve a mammoth lending crisis. So what happens if money in the bank isn’t really there?
·theguardian.com·
TechScape: What the crypto big freeze means for your money
Don’t Just “Do Something.” Don’t Make Things Worse.
Don’t Just “Do Something.” Don’t Make Things Worse.
While some tech tools might indeed be helpful, they should be considered in conjunction with, not as replacement for, regulations that address the role of guns.
·scu.edu·
Don’t Just “Do Something.” Don’t Make Things Worse.
The Algorithmic Imprint | Upol Ehsan, Ranjit Singh, Jacob Metcalf, Mark Riedl @ FAccT 2022
The Algorithmic Imprint | Upol Ehsan, Ranjit Singh, Jacob Metcalf, Mark Riedl @ FAccT 2022
When an algorithm causes harm, is discontinuing it enough to address its harms? This paper introduces the concept of the **The Algorithmic Imprint** to show how algorithmic harms can persist long after the algorithm is discontinued. It chronicles the 2020 Ofqual Algorithmic Grading Scandal, not from the UK, but from a Bangladeshi perspective. The concept of the Algorithmic Imprint helps us understand how the algorithm's impact lives on in the algorithm's afterlife much the remnants of palimpsest remain. Critically examining our current conception of algorithmic impact, it expands how we may view algorithmic impact, especially in the algorithm's afterlife (after being discontinued). It also offers practical and actionable guidance on how an imprint-aware mindset can inform algorithmic design. This is a presentation of the paper "The Algorithmic Imprint" to be presented at the ACM Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency (FAccT) conference. Here is a quick tweetorial covering the key points: https://bit.ly/AlgorthmicImprint_Tweetorial
·youtube.com·
The Algorithmic Imprint | Upol Ehsan, Ranjit Singh, Jacob Metcalf, Mark Riedl @ FAccT 2022
Fair Game — Real Life
Fair Game — Real Life
Commonly used by researchers and journalists, data scraping is an underacknowledged privacy concern
·reallifemag.com·
Fair Game — Real Life
I’m done with Wyze
I’m done with Wyze
Why are we only hearing about a huge security flaw now?
·theverge.com·
I’m done with Wyze
This is Fine: Optimism & Emergency in the P2P Network - A New Design Congress Essay
This is Fine: Optimism & Emergency in the P2P Network - A New Design Congress Essay
Centralised power and decentralised communities are on the verge of outright conflict for the control of the digital public space. The resilience of centralised networks and the political organisation of their owners remains significantly underestimated by protocol activists. At the same time, the peer-to-peer community is dangerously unprepared for a crisis-fuelled future that has very suddenly arrived at their door.
·web.archive.org·
This is Fine: Optimism & Emergency in the P2P Network - A New Design Congress Essay