Linked – AI and Mass Spying

Linked – AI and Mass Spying

Imagine, if you will, your smart TV or home assistant listening in on conversations you’ve been having about layoffs in your industry, and that data is shared with a financial institution that then decides that you’re not a good credit risk. The AI took that conversation and combined it with a ton of financial information from other people who work in your industry and made that call. Is it accurate? Probably not, but when you start grabbing data from all over the place and building these huge algorithmic models, things can get a little messy. You become less of an individual and more of a conglomeration of all the people who do things like you, and when you add in a little spying, that can lead to all sorts of disastrous consequences. 

Do we want governments and corporations to have that much power? No, but as Bruce rightly points out, we haven’t done much of anything to stop them from taking it so far. 

Shared Links (weekly) June 12, 2022

Shared Links (weekly) June 12, 2022

How Much Trust Do You Have For Employees?

How Much Trust Do You Have For Employees?

As we continue on our long, lonely, quarantine, many organizations find themselves dealing with how to manage employees who are working from their own homes instead of the office. Naturally, this brings with it some challenges, that require some managerial skill to navigate. Or, maybe not. Maybe you could just make everyone stay logged into…

Linked: Makers of spyware deny marketing their apps to stalkers in domestic-abuse cases
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Linked: Makers of spyware deny marketing their apps to stalkers in domestic-abuse cases

I’m aware that these tools exist for monitoring kids, but yeah anyone can use them to monitor anyone: “In the report, titled The Predator in Your Pocket, researchers at The Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy examined eight popular spyware apps sold as tools to keep…

Linked – The dark side of mobile tech: How spyware empowers abusers and leaves us vulnerable
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Linked – The dark side of mobile tech: How spyware empowers abusers and leaves us vulnerable

I’ve posted about this before, but it always helps to have a reminder. If you’re trying to escape an abusive situation, leave your devices behind. In these days of connected cars, maybe leave those behind too, if you can. Or, at least make sure the person you’re trying to get away from is not able…