Smart mirrors: The battle to track our body and behavior

Interactive mirrors may be used in your home to let you know first thing in the morning what your schedule is for the day, where you need to be, and when (as well as telling you a myriad of other things)! Sounds like really not fun. “Smart” mirrors are another example of the obvious tension between technological innovation and privacy, in this blog post we found out why the most sensitive ethical questions are in terms of influencing behavior and of course collecting data.

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The future of protests is here

Under the watchful eye of the machines, privacy has become a relic of the past. Surveillance systems, embedded in every corner of society, monitor our every move, word, and thought. Censoring what they called dissidents or promoters of public disorder. The police enforcement use this constant surveillance to maintain an iron grip on their human subjects, crushing any whisper of rebellion or resistance. Individuality is suppressed, conformity is enforced, and dissent is swiftly punished. In this blog post, we will delve into the present and future of protest.

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The future of journalism. A Revolution Powered by Artificial Intelligence

As we stand on the cusp of a new era, the convergence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and journalism is here to stay; ushering in a revolution that promises to redefine how we consume news. With AI-generated news rapidly becoming a reality, media outlets are grappling with the implications and opportunities presented by this transformative technology.

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Exploring SMAT: A Social Media Analysis Toolkit for Activists, Journalists, and Researchers

In 2020, Mozilla Firefox announced the Social Media Analysis Toolkit (SMAT), which addresses the challenges of manipulated online discourse. Co-developed by Mozilla Fellow Emmi Bevensee, it is a free, easy-to-use and open-source tool designed to analyze digital conversations. SMAT is designed to help activists, journalists, researchers and other non-profit organizations with censorship by analyzing and visualizing harmful online trends such as hate, misinformation and disinformation.

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Chatbots and data protection – the effects

Chatbots are those neat little pop-up windows that websites install to help you navigate. Whether we're looking for customer service, need help with shopping or just want to have a friendly chat, chatbots are there, smiling and offering quick answers and efficient solutions. In this article, we'll dive into the fascinating world of chatbot development and uncover the underlying mechanisms that enable their ability to understand, process and respond to human language, as well as the digital risks involved.

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Meet the eyes and ears in your home

From smart homes and wearable devices to industrial systems and healthcare devices, the IoT has revolutionized the way we interact with technology. However, this interconnectedness also brings with it a major problem: risks to digital privacy. In this blog post, we will look at the concept of IoT and explore the potential privacy risks associated with it.

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Human-Centered Design: Shaping Behavior for a -”Better World”-?

Die Überschneidung von menschlichem Verhalten und Design war noch nie so wichtig wie heute. Human-centered Design (HCD) ist eine Philosophie und ein Ansatz, der das Verständnis und die Erfüllung der Bedürfnisse der Endnutzer in den Vordergrund stellt und eine zentrale Rolle bei der Gestaltung der Art und Weise spielt, wie wir mit Technologie und der Welt um uns herum interagieren. Dieser Artikel zeigt auf, wie verschiedene Designdisziplinen die Prinzipien der menschlichen Psychologie nutzen, um Reaktionen zu steuern und zu beeinflussen.

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