Privacy

Human & Machine

Smart Home, Dumb Choice

Smart home products, or ‘domotics’, are products that are aimed for home automation, resulting in a so-called smart home. Popular examples are doorbells equipped with cameras, remote controlled ovens, voice assistants like Alexa or Google Home and smart tv’s, which are the standard these days. These devices are often connected to the internet or a […]

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Human & Machine

Are you Safe Enough? A look into Digital Privacy & Security of the near future.

In 2018, the world was made aware of the fact that an unknown corporation called Cambridge Analytica had harvested over 87 million user profiles from Facebook through a whistleblower in what was dubbed as one of the biggest data breach of the year. This data was then used to create individual psychological profiles to get the voters to vote for the Republican candidate Ted Cruz and then later was used to help elect Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States.

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Power & Democracy

We Need New Rules For Controlling And Monitoring The Evolution Of AI

The spreading of Artificial Intelligence in a lot of different domains is not news anymore. Intelligent systems, self-learning algorithms, and interconnected technologies have become normal tools in our society, often raising concerns and preoccupations that such systems might one day be able to outsmart humans. However, these problems are not as immediate as other threats […]

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Power & Democracy

Face Recognition Technology In Its Current State Is Not Desirable For Society

You probably use or are exposed to face recognition technology (FRT) more often than you think. As things stand, its use will only increase and become more common in everyday life. Those who are unaware only see the benefits, but this technology raises major concerns. People should be made aware of privacy concerns and it […]

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Power & Democracy

The Danger of Facial Recognition Software in Surveillance Cameras

Face recognition in surveillance cameras is a form of biometrics. Every face, just like every fingerprint, is unique. Developments in this field are fast, facial recognition technology is getting better and better. It doesn’t require active human monitoring and has access to big data sets, making it efficient and able to identify humans in real-time. […]

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Human & Machine Power & Democracy

Your future; a “modern” Athenian or a marionette?

Personal assistants, translation programs, automatic answers to emails, filtering spam, getting the best-suited recommendations on Netflix, this list can continue for as long as we can imagine. Artificial intelligence is already in many applications we use daily, and it is increasing with the day. The applications think with us; help us; and make our work […]

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Power & Democracy

Data is power: Companies should pay a data tax

Data is becoming the new oil. Companies nowadays collect all data they can, whether they need it or not. This also includes personal information of everyone who uses their services. Businesses generate a lot of revenue by using our data for free. Data is worth a lot of money, so collecting and using it should […]

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