In this issue: Call for volunteers to support and promote SSIT’s Five Pillars, SSIT volunteer introductions, joint special issue Call… Read More
VIZIO is reportedly paying fines for using TVs to track user’s viewing patterns in significant detail as well as associating… Read More
In this issue: SSIT Board of Governors election results, awards and publications notices, and conference reminders. Happy New Year! 2016… Read More
London haptic researchers have developed a device to add to a cell phone that will allow remote persons kiss, as… Read More
It should be noted that an early, if not first, instance of an online physical attack on a person has… Read More
“Alexa, tell me, in your own words, what happened on the night in question.” Actually the request is more like,… Read More
Guest Blog entry by Cassie Phillips With the recent, record-breaking distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks carried out with hijacked Internet-of-Things… Read More
The powers of big data, AI/analytics, and subtle data collection are now converging to a future only hinted at in Orwell’s 1984.
With Siri and Alexa, you are being asked to “bug your house” with a device that listens to every noise in the house.
by Marc Canellas and Rachel Haga Autonomous weapons systems (AWS) are already here. Although some of the colloquial names for… Read More
The ability to kill a target from a “position of safety” is essentially the basic design criteria for many weapon systems.
IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, the flagship publication of the IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology, has won a… Read More
Should children have toys that can combine speech recognition with a Wi-Fi connection to capture and respond to them, and that potentially are able to record their conversations as well as feed them “messages”? Welcome to the world of Hello Barbie.
A recent CBS Sixty Minutes program interviewed folks at U.S. DARPA, including a demonstration of how a recent hacking of… Read More
Various states in the U.S. are using big data tools, such as the Lexus-Nexus database, to identify people who are… Read More
Cyber attacks are increasing. What might be done about this, by technologists, by citizens, or by nation states?