Congress isn’t done with Silicon Valley yet. The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation is set to hold a hearing on Sept. 26 called “Examining Safeguards for Consumer Data Privacy.” “This hearing will provide leading technology companies and internet service providers an opportunity to explain their approaches to privacy, how they plan to address […]
Facebook and Twitter executives plan to defend their companies in two congressional hearings, arguing they are aggressively trying to root out foreign actors who want to do the United States harm just weeks before the midterm elections. Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey will also face angry Republicans who claim the companies have shown evidence of bias […]
Isabella De Michelis presents ErnieApp at Data Transparency Lab 2017.
It’s a giant in online search, has also built smart speakers and a voice-activated personal assistant, and is testing a driverless car. But it’s not based in Silicon Valley – it’s Russian. Earlier this year, I climbed into a self-driving car for the first time. I was one of hundreds who had waited patiently for […]
Apple is getting serious on GDPR implementation by developers. Full article published on Compliance Junction and available here.
We at ErnieApp believe that these companies executives demonstrate to be very “savvy” in how they communicate externally on “privacy rights” and how they associate their company with “good privacy principles” but that in essence they have a fundamental hidden goal which is to maintain “as low as possible” people’s (and politicians) anxiety as regard […]
We at Ernieapp believe that solution resides in people’s informed decisions based on awareness and education about how these amazing free internet services platforms work. Bias is rather the result of people “key wording” searches than platform mishandling. The search engine algorithm performs better and better based on how often and how diverse are people […]
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to. An Associated Press investigation found that many Google services on Android devices and iPhones store your location data even if you’ve used privacy settings that say they will prevent […]
AI and the internet of the future needs active participation of all internet players to be successful, and foremost it needs users “qualified” participation through their generated data and engagement. AI algorithms need to be fed constantly and users data are the perfect food, on condition to be continuous and rich. The idea that “data-unions” […]
SAN FRANCISCO — California has passed a digital privacy law granting consumers more control over and insight into the spread of their personal information online, creating one of the most significant regulations overseeing the data-collection practices of technology companies in the United States. The bill raced through the State Legislature without opposition on Thursday and […]