Archiv: control

15.05.2020 - 03:23 [ The Hill ]

Without transparency, we can’t trust robot operators — especially in a pandemic

In two short months, we have moved towards Solaria. We have become phobic about touch. We don’t trust that other humans are safe, and we have become wary of physical proximity to other humans. In the emerging era of increased dependence on robots, should we trust that their operators, such as Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey, Sundar Pichai, Satya Nadella and their successors, will design their machines for our larger social good? The answer is obvious: Not unless their objective functions and use of data are made transparent to their users.

24.04.2020 - 00:35 [ BBC ]

Coronavirus: Israel halts police phone tracking over privacy concerns

But now an oversight group in Israel’s parliament blocked an attempt to extend the emergency measures past this week. A committee member said the harm done to privacy outweighed the benefits.

23.02.2020 - 00:37 [ USA Today ]

Greyhound to stop allowing Border Patrol on buses for immigration checks

“We are pleased to see Greyhound clearly communicate that it does not consent to racial profiling and harassment on its buses,“ Andrea Flores, deputy director of policy for the ACLU’s Equality Division, said in an email. “By protecting its customers and employees, Greyhound is sending a message that it prioritizes the communities it serves.”

29.12.2019 - 02:18 [ Reuters ]

Bolivia is not a Mexican colony, acting foreign minister Longaric tells El Pais

Spain’s Foreign Ministry said on Saturday it would send a mission to investigate the incident.

In a statement, the Spanish ministry said “the objective of the visit … was exclusively courtesy”, and added it “roundly denies that (the visit) could have been aimed at facilitating the exit of the people granted asylum on the premises”.

06.07.2019 - 01:23 [ ]

New report raises concerns over Met Police trials of live facial recognition technology

A new report by researchers from the Human Rights, Big Data & Technology Project, based at the University of Essex Human Rights Centre, identifies significant flaws with the way live facial recognition (LFR) technology was trialled in London by the Metropolitan Police Service.

08.05.2019 - 20:03 [ Reuters ]

Singapore opposition joins backlash against proposed fake news law

Singapore’s lone opposition party in parliament has said it will oppose a controversial fake news bill that has been criticized by rights groups, journalists and tech firms as a debate over the proposed legislation entered a second day on Wednesday.

27.07.2018 - 09:23 [ Barbara Starr / CNN ]

The military does not belong to Donald Trump

Trump has now taken it a step further with what some say is an Orwellian declaration: „What you’re seeing and what you’re reading is not what’s happening.“ But troops don’t have the luxury of serving only the parts of the nation’s fabric they agree with. They serve the nation. Despite Trump’s tendency to talk about the military as „his'“ and „my generals,“ nothing could be further from the truth. The US military is and must stay apolitical. It is not Trump’s.

27.07.2018 - 09:10 [ Arirang News / Youtube ]

S. Korean Pres. Moon to discuss military reform in meeting with top commanders

Since taking office in May last year,… President Moon has been calling for efforts to eradicate what he calls deep-rooted corruption in the military and the defense industry. Friday’s meeting will be attended by some 1-hundred-and-80 officials….. including Defense Minister Song Young-moo,…. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Jeong Kyeong-doo,…. Commander-in-Chief of the ROK-U.S. Combined Forces, Vincent Brooks,

27.07.2018 - 08:54 [ Reuters ]

North Korea confirms new military chief of staff

Ri formerly held the four-star position before he was briefly demoted deputy chief and three stars for an unspecified reason in 2016.

His return adds the recent appointments of No Kwang Chol, first vice defense minister, as the defense chief, and Army General Kim Su Gil as director of the military’s powerful General Political Bureau.

21.07.2018 - 11:59 [ Wikipedia ]


Andrew Tridgell and Paul Mackerras wrote the original rsync, which was first announced on 19 June 1996. Tridgell discusses the design, implementation, and performance of rsync in chapters 3 through 5 of his Ph.D. thesis in 1999. It is currently maintained by Wayne Davison.

Because of the flexibility, speed, and scriptability of rsync, it has become a standard Linux utility, included in all popular Linux distributions.

21.07.2018 - 10:20 [ Microsoft ]

Facial recognition technology: The need for public regulation and corporate responsibility

Imagine finding a young missing child by recognizing her as she is being walked down the street. Imagine helping the police to identify a terrorist bent on destruction as he walks into the arena where you’re attending a sporting event. Imagine a smartphone camera and app that tells a person who is blind the name of the individual who has just walked into a room to join a meeting.

27.06.2018 - 08:28 [ New Republic ]

Puzzled by Westworld? Look to Shakespeare.

When we interpret the show against The Tempest’s obsession with control and freedom, Westworld becomes not a “bootless inquisition,” as Miranda, the daughter of Prospero, describes her own questions, but an assertion of a basic truth: The human soul only attains its full value through freedom, which is attained through a series of choices freely made by captors and captives alike.

04.05.2018 - 09:05 [ Washington Post ]

Analysts: Giuliani’s media blitz gives investigators new leads, new evidence

Rudolph W. Giuliani’s media blitz to convince the public that neither Donald Trump nor his lawyer had violated the law by paying a porn star to keep quiet about an alleged affair might have backfired, giving investigators new leads to chase and new evidence of potential crimes, legal analysts said.

03.05.2018 - 11:35 [ Sam Galope, full stack web developer for the last two decades. Law student. / Twitter ]

How many people do you see with their eyes glued to their cellular phones and computers? Almost all of them, right? How many times do people reach for their mobile devices in a day? Almost all the time.Control the code. Control the world. #Programmer #Coders

22.04.2018 - 11:36 [ ]

How Europe’s new privacy rule is reshaping the internet

Most importantly, the GDPR gives companies a hard deadline: the new rules go into effect on May 25th, 2018 — so if you’re not following the rules by then, you’re in trouble.

22.04.2018 - 10:18 [ ]

China’s Xi Says Internet Control Key to Stability

China must strengthen its grip on the internet to ensure broader social and economic goals are met, state news agency Xinhua reported on Saturday citing comments from President Xi Jinping, underlining a hardening attitude towards online content.

06.04.2018 - 08:12 [ ]

Tim Cook Blasts Facebook & Google, Calls For Government Regulation

Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, sees things differently. In an interview with Kara Swisher of Recode and Chris Hayes of MSNBC scheduled to air April 6, he tells the two hosts, “I think the best regulation is no regulation, is self-regulation. However, I think we’re beyond that here.” He then goes on to blast Facebook and Google for their despicable business ethics — assuming they have any at all.