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Googlification Of The Elementary School

Google is about to take over many elementary schools in Europe with its Chromebooks and the app collection in Google Suit for Education. The data monopoly sits on about half of the elementary schools in Denmark, and the second largest … Read More

Listen to the Engineers – the Algorithm Does

Published 14-01-2021 at Nordic Engineers “Ditch the algorithm!” became one of the battle cries of 2020, encapsulating the fear that humanity is being subordinated to technology[1]. At the same time, the rapid development of artificial intelligence (AI) systems is increasingly … Read More

From YouTube User to YouTube Watchdog

Many people like YouTube recommendations, but they can also lead some into extremism or have other serious consequences, and YouTube does have a history of recommending harmful content — from pandemic conspiracies to political disinformation — to its users, even … Read More

Our Focus At Data Ethics Helped Sell My Company

By Kasper Holst Hansen After 13 years of working with EduLab (which I founded) and MatematikFessor the time had come to sell the company. I had no prior experience with selling a company but understood that all things need to be in order. The value of having order in our finances … Read More

polypoly – an EU data cooperative

Photo by fauxels from Pexels We are used to having big private companies be in control of our personal data in exchange for using their services. But what if we could be in control our data and earn the profit … Read More

EU Unicorns – No Thanks

EU is hoping that we can create unicorns. It can be much more valuable to have a higher number of smaller, more specialized companies, whose systems are interoperable in stead of promoting a company culture who is mainly growing by … Read More

Who Feeds The Watch Dog?

Academic AI researchers receive quite extensive financial support from big tech, according to several articles and studies. 58% of faculty at four prominent universities have received grants, fellowship, or other financial support from Alphabet (Google), Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, Apple, Nividia, … Read More

Paid Child Influencer = Child Labor

With a so-called Child YouTuber Law, France are showing the way towards protecting our children from digital child labour. Child influencers – often run by their parents – is a growing phenonomen. For years children have been protected by law towards child labour within legislation worldwide. UN … Read More

Privacy Focused Services Are Gaining Traction

Analysis. Products and services, which try to embed privacy and work ethically responsible with data, are finally progressing. It is uphill to compete with monopoly tech’s convenient and dirt cheap or ‘free’ products, but more and more individuals seem to … Read More

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