Amazon Artifical Intelligence

Alexa, are you profiting from the illegal storage and analysis of kids’ voice commands?

Emergent Tech Artificial Intelligence I’m sorry, I won’t comment on ongoing litigation: Two privacy lawsuits filed against Amazon By Kieren McCarthy in San Francisco 12 Jun 2019 at 20:53 Amazon has been hit with two lawsuits in the US regarding the recording and storage of children’s voices through its Alexa digital assistant. The lawsuits [PDF] were lodged in California and Washington courts this week […]


Spain’s Top Soccer League Fined For Using App To Spy On Fans In Fight To Curb Piracy

June 12, 20196:17 PM ET VANESSA ROMOTwitter La Liga, Spain’s premier soccer league, was fined 250,000 euros on Tuesday for failing to adequately notify Android app users that it was recording what was going on near their phones. The app was developed to combat piracy, according to the league.SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images On Tuesday, […]

Internet Addiction Research

Children aged five and under at risk of internet addiction – Barnardo’s

Charity’s report into effects of technology on under-18s warns of threat to mental health Denis Campbell Health policy editor Tue 11 Jun 2019 00.01 BSTLast modified on Tue 11 Jun 2019 00.55 BST Children aged five and under are at risk of becoming addicted to the internet in a trend that could damage their mental health, according to Barnardo’s. The charity […]

Social Media

Social media skepticism helping fuel distrust of the internet, survey finds

Jim Bronskill / The Canadian Press JUNE 10, 2019 09:05 PM  A woman surfs the internet in Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday, December, 19, 2012. A new global survey suggests distrust of the internet is being fuelled by growing skepticism of social media services like Facebook and Twitter. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward OTTAWA — A new global […]


Blockchain for Social Good

The annual Blockchain for Social Impact Coalition Conference brings together government officials, leading NGOs, charities, think tanks, impact investors, technologists, and innovators to harness the talent, enthusiasm, and resources of the impact community and to strategize about and develop blockchain-based solutions to pressing global challenges in the following areas: identity management, refugee resettlement, supply chain, […]


Canadian Digital Charter

NARALO the North American ATLARGE Organization at ICANN organized a session with Canadian members of NARALO to discuss the new Canadian Digital Charter Episode Five: Discussion of the Canadian Digital Charter with Glenn McKnight, Host, Marita Moll, ALAC, David MacKey and Adrian Schmidt Unaffiliated members discuss the pros and cons of the new charter

United Nations

UN makes ‘declaration of digital interdependence’, with release of tech report

UN Photo/Mark GartenMelinda Gates, Co-Chair of The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (c), Jack Ma, Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group (l) and the UN Secretary-General António Guterres (r) discuss how digital cooperation and technology can contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals    10 June 2019Economic Development The digital future must be safer and more inclusive, says […]