Social media is too important to public discourse to let Facebook call the shots

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Source: Toronto Star Date: March 31st, 2022 Link: Discussion Is it actually illegal for Facebook to pay a consulting firm to essentially make up stories about a rival, TikTok in this case, that put them in a bad light? The author suggests that Facebook should not be left to it’s own supervision. Which government… Read more »

Influencers in Australia risk jail for breaking finance tips rules

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Source: BBC Technology News Date: March 31st, 2022 Link: Discussion Most people post without giving a second thought to if what they are posting is legal or illegal. What sorts of things might be illegal to post about in your location? Most countries regulate the provision of financial information, as Australia has done here…. Read more »

Inside the controversial US gunshot-detection firm

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ShotSpotter’s incident-review room is like any other call centre. Analysts wearing headsets sit by computer screens, listening intently. Yet the people working here have an extraordinary responsibility. They make the final decision on whether a computer algorithm has correctly identified a gunshot – and whether to dispatch the police. Making the wrong call has serious… Read more »

Mojo Vision: This is the first AR contact lens

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Source: Mojo Vision Date: October 12th, 2021 Link to 3 minute 0 second video: Discussion What are some of the Management Information Systems issues around having an AR-enabled contact lens? This is a clear push into a world of augmented reality. What issues, such as ethical issues, might a Management Information Systems professional have… Read more »

Social media giants continue to harm democracy and it’s evident during this election

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The trolls accosting Justin Trudeau at campaign stops across Canada are hardly the first to bring the worst of Facebook to real life. “Death to Trudeau” memes have been dominant on Facebook for years. The guy who packed his truck full of guns and drove through the gates of Rideau Hall in search of the… Read more »

Amazon’s Panorama box lets firms check if staff follow coronavirus rules

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Amazon plans to sell companies a way to detect when staff are not wearing face masks or socially distancing. Beyond the pandemic, the system could also be used to track compliance of other workplace rules or to monitor the public – for example, to check the number of customers queuing in a store. It involves… Read more »