The glitches took place just days after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the United States is “looking at” banning TikTok, whose China-based parent company, ByteDance, is the focus of increasing scrutiny from government regulators and privacy advocates. … [Read more...] about Widespread TikTok glitches mess with people’s likes and reality
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Comparisons to the romanticized cultural memory of charismatic leadership in the civil rights movement devalues the hard work of today’s activists—as well as those who worked hard outside of the limelight in the earlier movement. Social change—then and now—derives from a critical mass of local work throughout the nation. Those who cannot find leaders in this movement are not looking hard enough. … [Read more...] about Why the current protest movement has (and needs) many different leaders
Ironically, Prime Minister Narendra Modi enjoyed overwhelming public support even as the country endured the most stringent of lockdowns anywhere, with unspeakable hardships for many. However, the app stored citizens’ data on centralized servers, which compounded fears of digitally enabled state surveillance. Also, the app had been cocreated by a ministry headed by Modi’s lieutenant, Amit Shah, who has a troubling history of abuse of power. All this made voluntary adoption difficult. … [Read more...] about Digital contact tracing won’t save Americans from COVID-19
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“The app was introduced in what you might call a warlike situation,” said Simen Sommerfeldt, chief technology officer of Bouvet, an information technology consulting company in Norway and one of the organizers of the group statement on Medium. But now that the pandemic seems less like a short-term war against a disease and more like a long-term “new normal,” he said, “we can’t have an app that is so invasive of privacy.” … [Read more...] about Virus-tracing apps are rife with problems. Governments are rushing to fix them