Clearview AI’s Facial Recognition Tech Is Being Used By The Justice Department, ICE, And The FBI

Clearview’s facial recognition AI is not only used by law enforcement; there is a large number of private companies that have Clearview accounts, like Kohl’s and Walmart and banks like Wells Fargo and Bank of America. While most of these companies have no formal contracts with Clearview and appear to have used Clearview’s software on […]

Coronavirus and the impact on global supply chains – MIT Technology Review Insights

The coronavirus turns out to be a massive disruptor of global supply chains. For example, ´ the automotive industry óperates still at less than 50% of its pre-virus production levels. Companies producing electronics are operating at 40 to 60% of their capacities. This hits products like smartphones very hard, since the production requires asselmby lines. […]

Google indiziert Einladungslinks zu privaten WhatsApp-Gruppen – VICE

WhatsApp-Benutzer konnten andere Benutzer über einen Link zu einem Gruppenchat einladen. Laut Vice-Berichten waren diese Links bis vor kurzem alles andere als privat: über eine Google-Suche konnten Tausende von Einladungslinks gefunden werden. Jordan Wildon machte auf Twitter darauf aufmerksam: “WhatsApp-Gruppenchats sind nicht so sicher, wie Benutzer denken”. Er bemerkte, dass Google WhatsApp-Einladungs-URLs indiziert und sie […]

The case for … ‘dumb’ cities instead of ‘smart’ ones

We’ve participated in SCEWC in Barcelona last year. The amount of technology that is supposed to makes a city smart is staggering. For monitoring ever movement in the city millions of sensors are positioned in cities. Some of them look like from some dystopian future. What’s missing are actuators that physically enforce some desired behavior […]

Opinion | How to Track President Trump – The New York Times

Shocking article how easy it is to track anybody, including Donald Trump. A dataset with more than 50 billion location pings from the phones of more than 12 million Americans was used by NY Times. It contained the traces of a Secret Service agent that accompanied Donald Trump. The agent’s home was also clearly identifiable […]

Three People-Centered Design Principles for Deep Learning

Algorithms gain more and more control over our daily lives. We need to build in principles into AI systems that work in the favor of people: Transparency. Wherever possible, make the high-level implementation details of your AI project available for all of those involved. In this case of a deep learning initiative, people should understand […]