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Demokratie Environmental and Foreign Affairs in the Context of AI

Human Security Beyond Trump

International Conflict is on its Rise: Out-dated hostilities between the USA and Iran threaten to cause catastrophic chaos. The world needs novel security conceptions that consider artificial intelligence well, first of all: data analytic and platform technologies. How could that look like, in terms of machine understanding – its design, use and ethics? How to put AI in the service of human kind?

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Öffentlichkeit TikTok

Cheerfulness and censorship

Never before has a platform grown as fast as TikTok. We have gained exclusive insight into its content moderation and are publishing excerpts from its moderation rules: TikTok operates a sophisticated system to identify, control, suppress and direct content. The platform can throttle videos of protests and demonstrations according to its rules.

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Netzpolitik Podcast

NPP 184 with Lawrence Lessig: on Joi Ito, the MIT Media Lab and reputation laundering

The MIT Media Lab took millions in donations from Jeffrey Epstein and director Joi Ito was trying to hide it. Was Ito doing the right thing? A conversation with Lawrence Lessig on Epstein, Ito, MIT and the damage done by taking money from a donor who has caused such significant pain to so many.

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Technologie

Spyware company leaves private customer data on the internet

A manufacturer of consumer spyware marketed to parents and partners has published incredibly intimate user data on a server freely accessible over the Internet. Freely available for all to see and hear: photos of children, school report cards, call recordings. The companies responsible for the stalkerware are largely indifferent to what happens with the data.

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Netze

Digital trade: India calls for customs duties on the internet

Developed countries are negotiating the rules of digital world trade behind closed doors. India and other developing countries criticise this harshly. They demand negotiations within the World Trade Organization – and the abolition of a 20 year old ban on digital customs duties.

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Überwachung

EU states unanimously vote against stricter export controls for surveillance equipment

The EU wants to more closely control the trade of the European surveillance industry with autocratic regimes. After two years of tough negotiations, the member states have found a „compromise“: they are against anything that could limit the trade of spyware. Germany agreed as well.

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Technologie

Facebook’s Algorithm Shapes Our Lives. This Hacker Wants to Find Out How.

Claudio Agosti wants to know what Facebook does with him. The programmer has developed a browser extension that collects data donations from users. He wants to decipher why we only get to see very specific political news – and what Facebook is hiding from us in their News Feed.

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