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Author Archives: Karolina Janicka

Human and Machine – dystopia or utopia?

Join us for the talks and Cybersalon Xmas party (bar opens for a celebration of 20 years of Cybersalon techno-futures networking activity) Date: December 7th 2017 Location: Red Gallery, 7pm-9pm Panels with: Alessandro Gandini (Kings College) and David Dahlborn (historian, activist ...

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Dawn of the New Everything with Jaron Lanier – Virtual Futures Salon

Virtual Futures presents Jaron Lanier in conversation on futures, the broken promises of cyberspace, artificial intelligence and virtual reality. Jaron Lanier is a philosopher and computer scientist who has spent his career pushing the transformative power of modern technology to ...

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The opposite of privilege – Net.Wars by Wendy Grossman

Originally published on pelicancrossing.net A couple of weeks ago, Cybersalon held an event to discuss modern trends in workplace surveillance. In the middle, I found myself reminding the audience, many of whom were too young to remember, that 20 or ...

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Risk profile – Net.Wars by Wendy Grossman

Originally published on pelicancrossing.net So here is this week’s killer question: “Are you aware of any large-scale systems employing this protection?” It’s a killer question because this was the answer: “No.” Rewind. For as long as I can remember – ...

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Cost basis – Net.Wars by Wendy Grossman

Originally published on pelicancrossing.net There’s plenty to fret about in the green paper released this week outlining the government’s Internet Safety Strategy (PDF) under the Digital Economy Act (2017). The technical working group is predominantly made up of child protection ...

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Edit-a-thon: The WWII Women Codebreakers of Bletchley Park

Date: 10th of October 2017, Ada Lovelace Day Location: Middlesex University, Hendon Campus   Schedule: Wikipedia Induction: 11am-1pm in the College Building, CG45 Edit-a-thon: 1-5pm at the The Grove, Atrium   Let’s celebrate the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and ...

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Watching Me Watching You – October 11th, 2017

New workplace surveillance technology tracking literally our blood, sweat and tears is upon us. Should your boss track your tone of voice, movement around the office and facial expressions? Is workplace surveillance the reason for new electronic performance management methods ...

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Ubersicht – Net.Wars by Wendy Grossman

Originally posted on pelicancrossing.net If it keeps growing, every company eventually reaches a moment where this message arrives: it’s time to grow up. For Microsoft, IBM, and Intel it was antitrust suits. Google’s had the EU’s €2.4 billion fine. For ...

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Equifaction – Net.Wars by Wendy Grossman

Originally posted on pelicancrossing.net The Equifax announcement this week is peculiarly terrible. It’s not just that 143 million Americans and uncertain numbers of Canadians and Britons are made vulnerable to decades of identity fraud (social security numbers can’t – yet ...

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Going dark – Net.Wars by Wendy Grossman

Originally posted on pelicancrossing.net “Democracy dies in darkness,” slogans the Washington Post on its morning emails and front page. This week, a case in point surfaced with the news that during the US presidential campaign Facebook sold about $100,000 worth ...

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