Nomacebo Mbayo, WC Administrator and activist of the Right2Know Campaign, tells us more about the RICA case, access to information and the awareness of misuse of data in South Africa.
A small US company is selling an app that might end our ability to walk down the street anonymously. Among its clients: authoritarian states and US immigration enforcement. Jacinta Gonzalez, an organizer with the NGO Mijente, talked with us about why this puts the eleven million undocumented people in the United States at an even higher risk for deportation.
Children consider access to digital media a fundamental right. But they are also the most vulnerable when it comes to online exposure and hardly ever mentioned as a specific group in the broader conversation. How are we preparing children for a world they born in to and can we somehow weapon them for digital perils?
Dirty data, greed for gain and a lack of diversity in the tech sector: There are many reasons why algorithms discriminate. But lawyers, regulators and, most importantly, critical techies have started standing up against A.I.’s destructive potential. Will human intelligence win?
Governments are increasingly collecting our data without giving us the possibility to inquire or appeal, and even leave the decision-making up to algorithms. How can we question authorities and make them accountable for decisions that violate human rights?
Tech companies have taken over the power to make decisions for us. That can be convenient as long as it concerns playlists or navigation. However, under the guise of “objectivity”, their algorithms also categorize humans and reinforce social inequality. What happens when an algorithm hits?
According to Shoshana Zuboff, the popular augmented reality game Pokémon Go is deliberately implemented for commercial profit, at the expense of unaware citizens. She calls it “Surveillance Capitalism”, a bunch of algorithms that apparently completely consume us. Is the 99% now controlled by the tech-savvy 1%?