July 16, 2018 Curated Content: Inside China’s Dystopian Dreams: A.I., Shame and Lots of Cameras

“Inside China’s Dystopian Dreams: A.I., Shame and Lots of Cameras”, New York Times, July 8, 2018.

As Chinese startups significantly advance face and voice recognition software, China is intent on using it to shame its citizens into obedience and to comprehensively document their activities in a level of surveillance only dreamed of by George Orwell.

 

“California Just Passed a New Data Privacy Law: Here’s What it Means”, Jeremy Arnold on Forbes’ Quora website.

The tech industry in California headed off an EU style data privacy initiative by accepting a less onerous version that allows consumers to ask how their data is being used and for it to be deleted.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/quora/2018/07/12/california-just-passed-a-new-data-privacy-bill-heres-what-it-means/#7e1fc3167a1b

 

“Why Tech Worker Dissent is Going Viral”, Wired Magazine, 6/29/18.

As Google adopts AI standards, its workers and those at other companies are speaking up about government contracting work for ICE, the DOD and police departments that disturbs their sense of right and wrong. It’s not so much a revolution as “a plea for transparency and a seat at the table, so that employees have a say in where such technology is used.”

https://www.wired.com/story/why-tech-worker-dissent-is-going-viral/?CNDID=45367099&mbid=nl_06292018_daily_list1_p4

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