Tag: surveillance

Die Zeit: Germany “on the verge of surveillance State”

Die Zeit: Germany “on the verge of surveillance State”

The online edition of Die Zeit of August 20th, 2018, reveals how certain legislative measures, created for the fight against terrorism, are making their way into ordinary legislation, without adequately informing citizens and with the use of increasingly advanced technological tools. A situation which reminds of the integration of emergency measures in ordinary legislation in France, and very much in

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The era of blind faith in big data must end

The era of blind faith in big data must end

This is a summary by Irene Guidarelli of a speech delivered by Cathy O’Neil in April 2017 in a TED Conference. Cathy is a mathematician, she runs the blog mathbabe.org and she’s the author of several books including the latest “Weapons of Math Destruction“. Algorithms are everywhere. They sort and separate the winners from the losers. The winners get the

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