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How to prevent creeping artificial intelligence becoming creepy
How to prevent creeping artificial intelligence becoming creepy 1024 565 Neil Lawrence

My latest post for The Guardian on artificial intelligence: With successful AI emerging slowly and almost without us noticing, we must improve the understanding between human and computer. The traditional…

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Data Sharing and Rewards: Prize Draw & Findings
Data Sharing and Rewards: Prize Draw & Findings 1024 566 Greer Hahn

To everyone who participated in our recent survey, ‘Data Sharing and Rewards’, we’d like to say a sincere thank you! Your insights, opinions and preferences are helping us to build…

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Let’s learn the rules of the digital road before talking about a web Magna Carta
Let’s learn the rules of the digital road before talking about a web Magna Carta 1024 565 Neil Lawrence

My latest post for The Guardian: Technology is moving so fast we’re only beginning to understand how it will change society. It’s too early to distill our thinking to an…

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Your digital identity: picture perfect or a hot mess?
Your digital identity: picture perfect or a hot mess? 1024 566 StJohn Deakins

Recently described as, “a massive spaghetti-ball mess,” the doomed MySpace serves as a cautionary tale to Internet startups and monolithic social media players alike. But are we ordinary citizens facing…

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Beware the rise of the digital oligarchy
Beware the rise of the digital oligarchy 1024 566 Neil Lawrence

My latest post for The Guardian on the rise of the digital oligarchy: Powerful algorithms are concentrating the ownership of personal data in few hands. We need rights to control…

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TVs listening to us? Where’s the value?
TVs listening to us? Where’s the value? 1024 566 StJohn Deakins

Why would your TV eavesdrop on you? Last week it was revealed by The Daily Beast that the Samsung Smart TV records voice commands and shares them with a “third party”. It…

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What do your apps silently share?
What do your apps silently share? 1024 566 StJohn Deakins

Ever wonder what “I Agree” really means when we load up a shiny new app? SilentCircle asked people on the street to read a few app permissions out loud and this was…

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Data sharing and rewards
Data sharing and rewards 1024 565 StJohn Deakins

And so it begins… Until now, we digital citizens have had no opportunity to control or participate in the transaction of our data – let alone benefit from it. But…

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2015 and helping create CitizenMe
2015 and helping create CitizenMe 1024 566 StJohn Deakins

Hi and happy 2015! At CitizenMe, we’re very excited about the year ahead. The CitizenMe lite app is providing some fascinating insights about the way that we all think about ‘personal data’. Yes,…

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Dear Facebook, your products are revolting
Dear Facebook, your products are revolting 1024 566 Greer Hahn

We’ve introduced a new page, Your voice, that lets you know how users feel about the terms of service from internet giants like Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and others. Here’s why…

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The Good, The Bad and the Ugly: LinkedIn’s new terms
The Good, The Bad and the Ugly: LinkedIn’s new terms 1024 565 Greer Hahn

We’ve squared up to LinkedIn’s new Terms of Service and cast our beady eyes over their updated Privacy Policy. Now it’s time for some straight shooting. Here’s what you need…

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Latest Apple app released (v1.12)
Latest Apple app released (v1.12) 1024 565 StJohn Deakins

The latest version of CitizenMe lite (1.12) is now up on the Apple app store. We’ve added Terms of Service ranking for Microsoft to the privacy screen (feel free to…

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