From cars to supermarkets to apps: How much everyone knows about you

Like it or not, practically none of your data is really private anymore. Apparently, public is the new private. It’s no secret that any data that you voluntarily share on the internet will no longer be private, whether you like it or not, whether you explicitly permit or not. Data privacy, at least data that’s online, is almost a misnomer. But […]

Facebook shared your data with others – secretly

A recent investigation by The New York Times indicates Facebook may have given access to more data to other companies than it told everyone about.   Is it possible that Facebook has been cheating on millions of its users worldwide and also governments and investigating agencies? A recent investigative report by The New York Times clearly points […]

Social Credit System China Part 2: Implementation, Benefits, Criticism

In Part 1 of China’s Social Credit System, we covered the basics of the credit system of China. We talked about the weaknesses of the current credit system in China and compared the current credit score system in developed countries like US, Germany, Switzerland and so on. Next, we identified

Social Credit System China: A detailed study, Part 1

Google Social Credit System China and chances are most sites you check out will call it dystopian and Orwellian. They will tell you how intrusive the Chinese Social Credit System is and how it runs with little regard to data privacy. Is that really the truth? How bad is the Chinese Social Credit System? Is […]

Everything you should know about China’s 3-year AI action plan

The Chinese government’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) announced its 3-year action plan for Artificial Intelligence (AI) in 2017. Over the past year since the announcement, experts have come to realize the plan is ambitious to the point of being scary. The proposals set in the MIIT 3-year plan

Government mass surveillance going too far?

How much of government surveillance is too much surveillance is a question that has been troubling people since a long time. But before we analyze that, let’s look at surveillance definition in Wikipedia: “…surveillance is the monitoring of behavior, activities, or other changing information for the purpose of influencing, managing, directing, or protecting people.” In […]