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The Privacy Paradox | Google’s A.I. gets greedy | DuckDuckGo

What you need to know to take back your digital identity - and maybe even your soul. READ and LISTEN: Introducing: The Privacy Paradox - Note to Self - WNYC TECH ETHICS & DATA SURVIVALISM If you can’t stop thinking about privacy, well, neither can we. It’s doing wonders for our insomnia. Kidding! Manoush sat… Continue reading The Privacy Paradox | Google’s A.I. gets greedy | DuckDuckGo

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Google and Misinformed Public | #NoDAPL | Largest mass grave in US? | Carvings of Part-Time Gravedigger | Surreal | Purging Voter Rolls

The truth suffers when search algorithms become our educators. (You think?) READ: Google and the Misinformed Public - The Chronicle of Higher Education   "Emergency response" to DAPL --> Protesters in cities across America denounced the Army Corps of Engineers decision to move forward with the Dakota Access Pipeline as quickly as possible. The Standing… Continue reading Google and Misinformed Public | #NoDAPL | Largest mass grave in US? | Carvings of Part-Time Gravedigger | Surreal | Purging Voter Rolls

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Environmental degradation and modern slavery

OP-ED By Kyle Ashmead Human trafficking and the spread of human slavery in todays  world, can often be linked to environmental degradation and global warming. As  the environment becomes more polluted, dry, and deforested,  people  become  unable to look after their basic needs. What happens to a victim after International Justice Mission intervenes in their case?… Continue reading Environmental degradation and modern slavery

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How Google Is Fighting Sex Trafficking With Big Data

In Awareness, Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking, Social Justice The billions of dollars are being made off the backs of people no different than you or I–they’re just living in hell. Slaves in Asia who have literally been born and raised in a rice mill and have never stepped outside of it. Seven-year-old girls abducted in… Continue reading How Google Is Fighting Sex Trafficking With Big Data

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Google: “Human Trafficking Hotline Network”

By Gopi Chandra Kharel  (April 10, 2013) Google pledges to help combat human trafficking. (Photo: Google) It is said that nearly 21 million people across the globe fall victim to forced labor and trafficking situations creating widespread instability and repression. Almost every country in the world is affected by human trafficking either as the country of origin, transition… Continue reading Google: “Human Trafficking Hotline Network”

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Researchers using Facebook data to determine signs of suicide

By phitran on January 28, 2013 2:00 PM Facebook is releasing its data to suicide prevention nonprofit, SAVE.org, in hopes of preventing future tragedies. The collaboration resulted from the recent suicide of internet activist, Aaron Schwartz. About 100 deaths from suicide occur each day in America. Young adults as especially at risk – suicide is… Continue reading Researchers using Facebook data to determine signs of suicide

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How Mobile Phones And The Internet Fight (And Help) Human Trafficking

Prepaid mobile phones and websites are changing the nature of illegal sex trafficking in the United States. But tech giants like Google, Palantir, and Microsoft are all contributing resources to fight human traffickers worldwide. In late November, a movie called Journey to Freedom was shown at the State Department in Washington. The film, which calls… Continue reading How Mobile Phones And The Internet Fight (And Help) Human Trafficking