Italian newspaper Repubblica interviewed Evgeny Morozov about the Cambridge Analityca scandal, and the related #deletefacebook case. Both the printed and the online version of the interview illustrate the pervasiveness and dangers of Big Data and Big Tech in more than one way. This is the paper version:
This is an answer to a question I just received about the percloud, my proposal for really usable alternatives to centralized social networks and services like Gmail and Facebook.
A new lobbying group is fighting Right to Repair laws, in a way that proves that certain things should be AVOIDED at all costs, not repaired.
Wired reports that a new dating app sends users a swab kit in order to “match potential mates based on genetic and social compatibility”. But Wired also correctly explains that “the science of genetic compatibility applied to dating is dubious at best”. If you are lucky, I add.
There’s some new dog-like robot who just “learned to open doors”. Most people are excited, or scared, by the dog itself. Maybe they should worry more about the door.
Wired reports that “UK police are now using fingerprint scanners on the streets to identify people in less than a minute”. I have a feeling that the next three titles on the same topic may be something like these: