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Lost in translation – what has gone wrong in digital health!

When supposedly personalised, medical app for your health goes wrong, you may get cut off from your insurance, your house, your place in society and ultimately, your life.  The irony is that you don’t get any personalised service from these ...

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Hackathon for 2021 Job Armaggedon

Over 1.2 m people lost their jobs during the pandemic,  with bartenders, pub staff, baristas in hospitality and thousands of high street workers affected. Official figures show 2.6m claimants in Feb 2021, a rise of 1.2m since Covid went nuclear ...

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Tales from the CyberSalon  – #1 New Normals in Health

Cybersalon presents: ‘Tales from the Cyber Salon’; a series of interdisciplinary, technology and policy investigations through science-fiction storytelling. Spanning four events across the year, ‘Tales from the Cyber Salon’ will feature newly commissioned, speculative short stories written for the exploration ...

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Hashtag Activism, book review: A sign of the times

By Wendy M Grossman for ZDNet UK Book Reviews | July 29, 2020 This book explores how new movements for social change take shape on Twitter, facilitated by the humble hashtag. Last year, an inveterate internet observer called 2010 “peak ...

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Implant or implode? Hacking your body

Biohacking has always attracted attention as chips in your body could solve so many logistics challenges with our ID access, for payment and health. In the future, we will probably not be required anymore to carry payment cards or other, ...

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Musica est spiritus vitae: Art’s Birthday 2021 – live review

by Irina Shtreis, from ‘Louder than War’ For those involved in contemporary art and net movement, in particular, January 17 is a date of special significance. Proposed as Art’s Birthday by French artist Robert Filliou, this day celebrates the beginnings ...

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Cybersalon – Dates in the Diary – pt 3

By pcmcreative My last trip to London was Wednesday 29th Jan 2020. It was to hand over a project I’d been producing on behalf of the Stage Management Committee. The Equity SM Buyout Calc – Work in Progress – updates ...

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Digital Sovereignty Event – 1st Dec 2020

2020 has revealed itself to be not just devastating in global impact of Covid-19 pandemic, but also the most data-greedy year to date. Vaccine Passports, Track and Trace apps, facial recognition cameras at airports to control travellers, mandatory Covid test ...

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Cybersalon Year in Review 2020: From Games for Survival to Digital Sovereignty

2020 will be remembered for the damaging global impact of the Covid19 pandemic. Millions of people have experienced illness, loss of earnings or severe restrictions of living under lockdown. Cybersalon has started the year with a physical event in Newspeak ...

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Who owns your face?  – biometrics in your town

Live Facial Recognition is being deployed in many cities world-wide, but who really owns your face?   Facial recognition tech is getting more accessible by the day, with urban applications varying from the wacky to the scary. Amazon ReKognition software ...

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