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Crowdsourcing vs privacy: do we know too much?

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

Back in the 1950s, the U.S. writer Louis Kronenberger famously complained that TV had “given privacy its death blow.”.

The pronouncement turned out to be a little premature. It’s hard to imagine what Kronenberger would have said about the rise of the internet (possibly that the web was doing something very nasty to privacy’s corpse).

60 years on, the battle between privacy and technology shows no sign of letting up. …

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Death 2.0: Crowdsourcing the rest of your (after)life

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

… loved ones? I’m personally torn over this idea. On the one hand I could have my own personal Louis C.K-bot doing hilarious routines while washing the dishes. On the other hand, the whole area is so ethically problematic it makes gay marriage in the Vatican look non-controversial. What if someone makes an army of hate-spreading virtual fascists? Or a modern day Romeo becomes obsessed with a simulacra of his dead girlfriend?

Should we go down this route at all? Sci-Fi writers from Isaac …

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A (cryptic) case for the crowd

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

An unsolved murder. An unbreakable cipher. Baffled police issue a desperate plea: can anybody out there crack this code?

It sounds like fiction, right? Just add Matt Damon, a car chase and a deadlocked high-security vault, and you’ve got a guaranteed summer blockbuster. But in reality, this is the exact scenario currently being acted out by America’s premier crime …

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