Can being spied on be for our own good?
Will Google soon control the ad-tech industry? Are Bose headphone spying on users? How do data silos hinder greater market success? Can math light up our brains the same way as art? Will a robot take your job in the next twenty years? -- UK PM Theresa May announced a snap general election. Encouraging to see the peak of young people registering to vote – on Tuesday, 109.3k out of the 150k people who registered to vote were aged under 25. ✅ Tony Porter, the UK government’s sur
Can data science deliver a fake news detector?
How close are we to melding mind and machine? Does customer control over financial data come at a cost? Can hackers guess your smartphone PIN by exploiting sensor data? Has China emerged as a digital data rights champion? Want to keep your data safe from the apocalypse? Want to receive DataScan in your inbox? Sign up here. -- Can data science deliver a fake news detector? Ohad Flinker argues that "if you think you’re lying, your physiological response will show as much" - so
What is our privacy worth?
What are the best words to use when talking about data? What does ‘anonymised’ mean? Is India turning into a surveillance state? Why are some Swedish workers being implanted with microchips? What is collaborative machine learning without centralised training data? Why do brands need to fire adtech? Is the end near for the Facebook-Google duopoly? __ What is our privacy worth? Excellent opinion piece by Alexandra Samuel discussing the key issues around getting people excited a
Is it easier to hack an election than eBay?
Why should users care about protecting data from being collected and sold? Why is it vital to protect encryption? Are algorithms sprawling out of our control? How can facial recognition software stop toilet paper bandits? Is this the most magical surveillance state on Earth? -- Is it easier to hack an election than eBay? Sergei Pavlovich, one of the Russian-speaking world’s most notorious hackers, thinks so. 😳 Without explicitly commenting on the US election allegations, Pav