Surveillance Capitalism

  • Ringle: Rethinking Privacy and The Road To Data Ownership

    August 04, 2021

    Gal Ringle writing in Forbes calls for a renaissance in data privacy regulations, stating that it is much needed following numerous privacy scandals and breaches that have shattered consumer trust, as well as the fact that 87% of Americans view data privacy as a human right.

  • $888 Million Fine for Amazon Over EU Data Violations

    August 03, 2021

    CNPD, the Luxembourg data protection authority fined Amazon a record amount,  $888 million, after passing a decision that accused the online retailer of using personal data in violation of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation.

  • DeepTarget Further Increasing Predictive Accuracy

    July 28, 2021

    DeepTarget Inc., a solution provider that uses data mining and machine learning to deliver targeted communications through digital channels for banks and credit unions, has announced that it has expanded its use of machine learning techniques to further help financial institutions use predictive campaigns. 

  • Google Takes Legal Action over Germany's Expanded Hate-Speech Law

    July 28, 2021

    Google is taking legal action under its parent company, The Alphabet, over an expanded version of Germany's hate-speech law that recently took effect, citing that the changes, which allow user data to be passed to law enforcement before it is clear any crime has been committed, violates the right to privacy of its users.

  • RSF Calls for Regulation Against Spyware

    July 28, 2021

    Following the report of the The “Pegasus Project” investigation, showing that the Israeli spyware is systematically used for surveillance that violates fundamental human rights including again journalists, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has called for strict international regulation of spyware.

  • Trump Files Lawsuits Against Google, Facebook and Twitter

    July 13, 2021

    Former President Donald Trump has filed lawsuits against Google, Facebook, Twitter and their CEOs accusing them of First Amendment violations for alleged censorship after he was banned from the social media platforms earlier this year after the U.S. January 6 Capitol riot.

  • Amazon’s Sidewalk Launch Raises Privacy Concerns

    June 16, 2021

    Privacy and tech experts are highlighting the potential for Amazon Sidewalk customers to have their Alexa devices linked to those owned by neighbors as the company plunges further into surveillance capitalism.

  • Browne: The Tide Turns Against Surveillance Capitalism

    June 16, 2021

    CTO of Wiise, Hamish Browne, writes on how, after a decade of surveillance capitalism growth, tech’s new focus on privacy will lead to new rules and new ways of doing business for marketers.

  • Google will Change Advertising Practices as France imposes $268 Million Fine

    June 08, 2021

    Google has agreed to change its global advertising practices after the French Competition Authority fined Google 220 million euros ($268 million) for abusing its market power in the online advertising industry by sending business to its own services and discriminating against competition.

  • Mind Matters: How Much Does Big Tech Control?

    May 26, 2021

    In a review of Shoshana Zuboff’s Surveillance Capitalism (2019), computer science historian Erik J. Larson explores a 1950s conflict of ideas between Norbert Wiener (1894-1964) and John McCarthy (1927–2011) and how big corporations today are making money out of tracking individual’s movements.

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