Tag: amazon

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www.eff.org > Bill Budington, Erica Portnoy and Matthew Guariglia
Amazon Ring’s End-to-End Encryption: What it Means
2 feb. 2021 - Almost one year after EFF called on Amazon’s surveillance doorbell company Ring to encrypt footage end-to-end, it appears they are starting to make this necessary change. This call was a response to a number of problematic and potentially harmful incidents, including larger concerns about Ring’s security and reports that employees were fired for watching customers’ videos. Now, Ring is finally taking a necessary step—making sure that the transmission of footage from your Ring camera to your phone cannot be viewed by others, including while that footage is stored on Amazon’s cloud.
 · amazon · encryption · not-read · ring-doorbell

points.datasociety.net > Emanuel Moss and Jacob Metcalf
Looking for Race in Tech Company Ethics
22 sep. 2020 - This blog post expands on Metcalf and Moss’s report Ethics Owners: A New Model of Organizational Responsibility in Data-Driven Technology Companies. At the bottom, you’ll find a resource list for those interested in diving more into the intersection of race, ethics, and technology.
 · amazon · black-struggle · diversity · ethics · facial-recognition · law-enforcement · organizational-ethics · platforms · racist-technology · rekognition · silicon-valley

www.vn.nl > Sennay Ghebreab
Ja, gezichtsherkenningstechnologie discrimineert - maar een verbod is niet de oplossing
5 oct. 2020 - Zoals de dood van George Floyd leidde tot wereldwijde protesten, zo deed de vooringenomen beeldverwerkingstechnologie PULSE dat in de wetenschappelijke wereld. Er werd opgeroepen tot een verbod, maar neuro-informaticus Sennay Ghebreab vraagt zich af of een digitale beeldenstorm het probleem oplost.
 · abolition · algorithmic-bias · amazon · artificial-intelligence · black-struggle · brain-reading · facial-recognition · false-positives · ibm · pulse · racist-technology · rekognition

www.gizmodo.com.au > Joanna Nelius
Amazon's Alexa for Landlords Is a Privacy Nightmare Waiting to Happen
3 sep. 2020 - You know that clip of Steve Carell from The Office where he’s shouting “No, God! No, God, please no! No! No! Nooooooooo!” That’s how I feel about Amazon’s announcement that it’s adding a new service to Alexa for landlords. It’s called Alexa for Residential that, according to Amazon, “makes it easy for property managers to set up and manage Alexa-powered smart home experiences throughout their buildings.”
 · alexa · amazon · surveillance

ilsr.org > Ron Knox, Stacy Mitchell and Zach Freed
Report: Amazon’s Monopoly Tollbooth
11 aug. 2020 - Amazon’s dominance of online retail means that hundreds of thousands of small businesses must rely on its site to reach customers. In this report, we find that Amazon is exploiting its gatekeeper power to extract a growing cut of the revenue earned by these sellers. It’s doing this by imposing ever-larger fees on them. This tactic is hobbling sellers and often dooming their businesses. It’s also enabling Amazon to entrench its monopoly grip on e-commerce, while expanding its dominance into logistics and advertising.
 · amazon · antitrust · not-read

newleftreview.org > Evgeny Morozov
Digital Socialism?
24 may. 2019 - What opportunities does the new feedback infrastructure of data capitalism offer for non-market forms of social coordination? Hayek and the Calculation Debate revisited in the age of big data.
 · algorithmic-regulation · amazon · artificial-intelligence · capitalism · cold-war · complexity · cybernetics · decentralization · deliberative-democracy · digital-socialism · feedback-infrastructure · fintech · friedrich-hayek · inequality · institutions · marxism · nudging · power · solidarity · uber