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Aussie entrepreneur launches “disturbing and unethical” facial recognition tech in Silicon Valley

Aussie entrepreneur launches “disturbing and unethical” facial recognition tech in Silicon Valley STEPHANIE PALMER-DERRIEN / Wednesday, January 22, 2020 An Aussie entrepreneur is copping flack online for his contentious and, frankly, dystopian startup designed to identify people and source information about them, … Continue reading

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Cousin took a DNA test? Courts could use it to argue you are more likely to commit crimes

Cousin took a DNA test? Courts could use it to argue you are more likely to commit crimes Allan McCay, University of Sydney and Christopher Lean, University of Sydney How similar do you think you are to your second cousin? … Continue reading

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Beware of bushfire scams: how fraudsters take advantage of those in need

Beware of bushfire scams: how fraudsters take advantage of those in need Cassandra Cross, Queensland University of Technology There’s been an overwhelming outpouring of love and support around the world for those impacted by the bushfires, from social-media donation drives … Continue reading

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The ugly truth: tech companies are tracking and misusing our data, and there’s little we can do

The ugly truth: tech companies are tracking and misusing our data, and there’s little we can do While leaks and whistleblowers continue to be valuable tools in the fight for data privacy, we can’t rely on them solely to keep … Continue reading

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Does our child protection system cause young people to commit crimes? The evidence suggests so

Does our child protection system cause young people to commit crimes? The evidence suggests so If a child commits an offence while in the care of the state, questions should be asked about the quality of care and supervision being … Continue reading

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