Food for thought
. We assume ‘data about me’ are data I own. But many personal data are created through interactions with other people or services — if I have a relationship with somebody, who owns those data? A better question is what right to privacy does each of us have?
is all the data Google and Facebook have about you.
Closing the data gap: why a better understanding of data is crucial for gender equality
Scientific results today are as often as not found with the help of computers. And yet by far, the most popular tool we have for communicating these results is the PDF—literally a simulation of a piece of paper. What would you get if you designed the scientific paper from scratch today? An amazing
long-read about the obsolescence of papers as media.
“…But I cannot shake some inherent discomfort with the thought that an algorithm might understand patterns of mortality better than most humans.” Animals can sense death. What if an algorithm could predict death
and be employed in hospitals?
The Chinese feminists’ way to avoid censorship
. 💪 Maybe in Europe we should start reconsidering our vision of Chinese population’s passivity about personal data: they want control
in protecting their privacy, and Baidu founder has triggered an online uproar
after suggesting Chinese people are happy to give up their data privacy.
Filters can create more problems for EU citizens than the ones they are supposed to solve. The latest Julia Reda’s one
EU Copyright Reform.
Evolution, not revolution
: the future of EU research and innovation funding programmes in the words of Jean-Eric Paquet (Moedas’ successor).
“The shift to driverless cars
requires everyone from automakers to consumers, insurers to planners and officials at all levels of government to work together. Being proactive about guiding this technological change is essential. Rather than waiting until it happens or leaving it for the last minute, now is the time for education, thoughtful discussion and planning
Another perspective about the Cambridge Analytica scandal: wake up, a majority of wishful thinkers
are not always right.
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