Facebook Won’t Say If It Will Use Your Brain Activity for Advertisements

“We have taken a distinctly different, non-invasive and deeply scientific approach to building a brain-computer speech-to-text interface,” the company says, describing the project as “a silent speech interface with the speed and flexibility of voice and the privacy of text,” with a stated goal of allowing “100 words per minute, straight from the speech center of your brain.” This process will be executed “via non-invasive sensors that can be shipped at scale” using “optical imaging” that can poll “brain activity hundreds of times per second.”

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A Conversation on Privacy With Edward Snowden, Noam Chomsky, and Glenn Greenwald

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Fuente: A Conversation on Privacy With Edward Snowden, Noam Chomsky, and Glenn Greenwald


Exclusive: Snowden intelligence docs reveal UK spooks' malware checklist / Boing Boing

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Sir Tim Berners-Lee speaks out on data ownership | Technology | theguardian.com

Sir Tim Berners-Lee speaks out on data ownership | Technology | theguardian.com.

The inventor of the web says data must be owned by its subject, rather than corporations, advertisers, and analysts

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Sir Tim Berners-Lee says users must reclaim data rights Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

The data we create about ourselves should be owned by each of us, not by the large companies that harvest it, the Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the world wide web, said today.

Berners-Lee told the IPExpo Europe in London’s Excel Centre that the potential of big data will be wasted as its current owners use it to serve ever more “queasy” targeted advertising.

By gaining access to their own data, people could use it with information about themselves from other sources in order to create “rich data” – a far more valuable commodity than mere “big data”, he said.

Berners-Lee said that “people only look at one angle” of big data. “When you read big data pieces in a magazine, it’s about how big companies are spying on you. A lot of the marvel of big data is a threat to me.

“What are these people going to do with that data? They’re going to target you with an ad which makes you feel a bit queasy. Targeted adverts are not the future.”

Instead, users should own their own data and be free to merge it with other sets as and when it could provide them useful insight, he said.