The fresh legal battle between Facebook-owned WhatsApp and the Indian government is a bit of a high-stakes game of chess determining both global consumer privacy and the sovereignty of tech companies to build such privacy on their own platforms.
Who should decide a company’s technical infrastructure - the company or a government?
Quantum technologies are rapidly evolving from hypothetical ideas to commercial realities. As the world prepares for these tangible applications, the quantum community issued an urgent call for action to design solutions that can balance their transformational impact. An important first step to encourage the debate is raising quantum awareness. We have to put controls in place that address identified risks and incentivise sustainable innovation.
Artificial intelligence (AI) surveillance systems based on cell phone ‘close contacts’ are the proven best way to trace and prevent the transmission of coronavirus. This short commentary considers the legality of implementing AI tracing systems in the United States legal and social contexts during a public health emergency. First, AI-driven close contact tracing via cellular phones is described, before turning to U.S.
“The new generations bring with them their new problems which call for new rules, to be patterned, indeed, after the rules of the past, and yet adapted to the needs and justice of another day and hour.” - Benjamin Cardozo, 1925