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surveillance

"Immunological disability"

PANDEMIC::
Perhaps the fear of bacteria and viruses in the future will increasingly lead to a disease preparedness characterized by totalitarian surveillance and control. A blind trust in vaccinations can lead to a phasing out of the human own immune system.

Coronary vaccines: science and myths

CHRONICLE::
Science has made rapid progress in producing a vaccine against Covid-19. But can vaccine programs be based on active consent and autonomous choice by citizens? And does scientific rationality now go hand in hand with creative forms of irrationality?

Vaccine compulsion – some corrections

RESPONSIBILITY::
Author Trond Skaftnesmo comments on MODERN TIMES 'review of the book Vaccine intake.

Is there any reason to rejoice over the coronary vaccine?

COVID-19:
Trond Skaftnesmo: Vaccine coercion in the shadow of the corona crisis

There is no real skepticism from the public sector about the coronary vaccine – vaccination is recommended, and the people are positive about the vaccine. But is the embrace of the vaccine based on an informed decision or a blind hope for a normal everyday life?

Infection tracking, monitoring and consequences

Surveillance::
How much freedom do you really have, if your movements are restricted by a corona pass and you get fired if you refuse to be vaccinated?

Economic motives can ruin artificial intelligence

KI:
Stuart Russell: Human Compatible Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control

What happens if we create something that is more intelligent than ourselves, a machine that might do something completely different than we want?

The coming technological decade

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Will increased control or monitoring in this decade eventually leave more to algorithms that carry out actions themselves based on so-called "actionable intelligence"?

The hidden services

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Everyone knows that the secret police (Surveillance Police) exists, but few know how it works.

Social control 4.0

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China's digital social credit system operates with a form of gamified control, which rewards users as they score points for behavior inside and outside the network. Within 2020, Chinese authorities are planning to establish a nationwide system. Western commentators react with disgust, but is our own social media really that much better?

Disc boom in the Sandberg case 

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Per Sandberg did not need to go to Iran to be monitored. New monitoring techniques make it possible to locate mobile users – regardless of where they are. We take a closer look at these developments.

Invisible omniscience


David Lyon: The Culture of Surveillance

George Orwell's 1984 is still relevant, but "Big Brother" is an outdated and misleading metaphor for today's surveillance, according to author David Lyon. He claims "Big Data" is a more up-to-date linguistic picture.

Silicon China's emergence

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China's technology giants are expanding, and their attitude to data collection and privacy will challenge other countries.