Berkeley Becomes Fourth U.S. City To Ban Face Recognition In Unanimous Vote

By Tom McKay, Gizmodo.com -

Berkeley, California became the fourth U.S. city to pass a ban on all government use of facial recognition technology on Tuesday night following a unanimous yes vote by the City Council. Two [...]

iPhone Workers Today Are 25 Times More Exploited Than Textile Workers In 19th Century England

By Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research -

A recent report by the International Labour Organisation shows that the total global labour force is now measured at 3.5 billion workers. This is the largest size of the global labour force in [...]

Over 1,000 Students Across 17 Colleges Pledge Not To Work At Palantir Over ICE Work

By Emily Birnbaum, Thehill.com -

Over 1,000 students across 17 U.S. colleges are pledging to not work for software company Palantir over its work with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), escalating the widespread protests [...]

M.C. McGrath, Hiding In The Open

By Staff, Exposingtheinvisible.org -

M.C. McGrath is a hacker and an activist based in Berlin, Germany and is the creator of Transparency Toolkit. This Toolkit provides a set of tools to collect data from various open data sources [...]

Facial Recognition: Ten Reasons You Should Be Worried About The Technology

By Birgit Schippers, Theconversation.com -

Facial recognition technology is spreading fast. Already widespread in China, software that identifies people by comparing images of their faces against a database of records is now being adopted [...]

Surviving Amazon

By Sam Adler-Bell, Logicmag.io -

It is human to resist even when our resistance is barely registered by those in power. In her memoir of working in an Amazon warehouse in Leipzig, Germany in 2010, Heike Geissler recalls these [...]

Time To Break Up The 21st Century Tech Trusts

By David Rosen, Counterpunch.org -

On June 11th, the House Judiciary Committee launched an investigation into the market dominance of the four leading “big-tech” companies — Facebook, Google, Apple and Amazon.  Rep. David [...]

Computers In The Classroom May Do More Harm Than Good

By Tom Jacobs, Pacific Standard Mag. -

Initiatives to provide every schoolchild with a laptop or tablet computer have, to date, been well-publicized failures. And perhaps they were bad ideas to begin with. Computers can certainly [...]

Tech Workers Are Workers, Too

Over a decade after the 2008 financial crisis, the cracks in our neoliberal economy are still glaringly apparent. Multinational corporations continue to exploit cheap labor from around the world, [...]

The Race Towards Extinction: Climate Change Versus The 5G Microwave Technology Roll Out

By Richard Gale and Dr. Gary Null, Globalresearch.ca -

Not to be outdone by the fossil fuel industry’s addiction to burning fossil fuels, nor our blusterous neoliberal capitalist rush to establish full spectrum economic dominance, the [...]

I Quit My Job To Protest My Company’s Work On Building Killer Robots

By Liz O'Sullivan, Aclu.org -

When I joined the artificial intelligence company Clarifai in early 2017, you could practically taste the promise in the air. My colleagues were brilliant, dedicated, and committed to making the [...]

‘We Refuse To Create Technology For Warfare And Oppression:’ Microsoft Workers Demand Company End Army Contract

By Andrea Germanos, Nationofchange.org -

"On behalf of workers at Microsoft, we're releasing an open letter to Brad Smith and Satya Nadella, demanding for the cancellation of the IVAS contract with a call for stricter ethical [...]

Health And Safety Tests Are Needed Before Rolling Out 5G Technology

By Arjun Walia, Sott.net -

We are in the midst of a 5G wireless technology rollout, and politicians have yet to address safety concerns. I recently used Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as an example, but it's [...]

Shifting From Tasers To AI, Axon Wants To Use Terabytes Of Data To Automate Police Records And Redactions

By Beryl Lipton, Muckrock.com -

Axon, one of the most prominent suppliers of tech tools to law enforcement, is shifting from selling its signature Tasers to embedding artificial intelligence in police departments around the [...]

The US Is Worried About China Spying Via Huawei Because It Did The Same In The Past

The US is again warning its allies about the risks of using telecom equipment made by China’s Huawei. American officials have briefed their counterparts in countries like Germany, Italy, and [...]