even in Italy, something seems to be moving against the Mother of all Data Grabs. who knows where it may lead.
ICYMI, the Mother of all data grabs is starting to be in the news, thanks to Glyn Moody over at Private Internet Access
"Detailed medical records of 61 million Italian citizens to be given to IBM for its “cognitive computing” system Watson"... and the right to "own" the data, identifiable records, etc....
Slowly the news is going around @dataKnightmare but is there a way to stop this usual sell-out by the Italian government?
Remember in the 90s, when teens were more tech savvy than adults, and everyone assumed that the savviest would just keep getting younger? Now it's 2017, and the people who were teens in the 90s are the most tech savvy generation and probably will be until they die.
Kids don't grow up with computers any more, they grow up with iPhones. If it's possible to learn to code on an iPhone, it's despite Apple's best efforts.
Important. Italian MP Pierpaolo Vargiu has filed an official request for clarification (a "parliamentary interrogation" in Italian polspeak) to the Ministry of Health regarding the #Watson Health #sanitary data-grab-for-investment deal OK'd by the previous government. #data #datagrab
Spying and controlling one’s staff using wristbands that are ‘smart’ (what an Orweillian step) http://www.tizenexperts.com/2017/05/samsung-hipaax-unveil-iot-enabled-business-solution-gear-s3/
reddit IAmA by findx: they are building a Europe-based private open-source search engine with its own index
If 3 (good) techies can do it how is it possible that in the public sector most say the we must buy Windows?
Steal Your Life Using 5 Cents: Hacking Android Smartphones with NFC Tags
Carlos Bermejo, Pan Hui
[...]We conduct a series of experiments and we expose that with NFC and Android devices are vulnerable to URL/URI spoofing, Bank/social network information hacking, and user's device tracking via fingerprint and geo-location[...]
R2-D2: ColoR-inspired Convolutional NeuRal Network (CNN)-based AndroiD Malware Detections
TonTon Hsien-De Huang et al.
...In this research, we haven't extract selected any features... from Android apps. We develop our own method for translating Android apps into rgb color code and transform them to a fixed-sized encoded image...the encoded image is fed to convolutional neural network for automatic feature extraction and learning, reducing ... intervention.
@dataKnightmare I am dreaming of the Librem 13 by Purism, with even QubesOS pre-installed if you feel like it... if only the price was a bit lower
Purism is a very cool company, in their words: "the most ambitious hardware+software liberation effort ever undertaken, with a strong focus on security"