Mega-platforms have, with the addition of one extra ingredient, combined lock-in and loyalty to create a grave, and perhaps unexpected, consequence. The extra ingredient is psychology; and the unexpected consequence is what might be called digital dependence.
To Trust or Not to Trust?
By Christine Perakslis on March 12th, 2020 in Social Implications of Technology
Social trust is violated when surveillance technologies fuel clandestine campaigns to construct oppressive systems used to control (and punish) members of society.
Letter to the Editor
By Jim Isaak on August 9th, 2019 in Human Impacts, Magazine Articles, Social Implications of Technology
“Nudging” is the term used in the IEEE standards work on Ethics for AI Design. An AI system that applies deep learning to manipulating human decisions, with detailed analysis of the targeted individual, is a disturbing potential that must affect our trust in both the systems and those that direct their applications.
If Privacy Is Dead, What Can We Do Instead?
By ieeessit on June 29th, 2017 in Editorial & Opinion, Magazine Articles, Privacy & Security
Figure 1. Privacy concerns arise for individuals when there is a high expectation of control over information pertaining to them… Read More
Uber Is Built on Trust
By ieeessit on June 29th, 2017 in Ethics, Magazine Articles
Uber isn’t in the taxi business. It’s not really in the dispatch business, or even in the tech business. It’s… Read More