Tracking Coronavirus, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Clearview AI, Location Data, Jokers Stash and The Right To Be Forgotten

This week we begin with a story on how AI researchers are trying to track Coronavirus by applying ML techniques on social media sites. Then, we have included an article on a controversial database containing members of Jehovah’s Witnesses, who had been involved in child sexual abuse cases. This is followed by a piece, highlighting the contribution of Clearview AI‘s facial recognition technology in identifying the victims of child abuse, while discussing its implications on privacy laws. After this, we cover the significance of high-quality location data in today’s marketing sector. An important story covered this week, is about the notorious Joker’s Stash cybercrime marketplace, where a fresh “dump” of Indian credit and debit card data has been identified with a total estimated value USD 4.2 million. To end, we have included a video which covers, outlines and discusses the issue of the right to be forgotten, in today’s digital age.

How AI Is Tracking the Coronavirus Outbreak

With the coronavirus growing more deadly in China, artificial intelligence researchers are applying machine-learning techniques to social media, web, and other data for subtle signs that the disease may be spreading elsewhere.

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The Secret Database of Jehovah’s Witness Child Abusers

On April 1, 2014, a high-ranking member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses named Richard Ashe was answering deposition questions about cases of child sexual abuse when he made a rare, perhaps unintentional, admission.

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Clearview’s Facial Recognition App Is Identifying Child Victims of Abuse

Law enforcement agencies across the United States and Canada are using Clearview AI — a secretive facial recognition start-up with a database of three billion images — to identify children who are victims of sexual abuse.

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Unlocking the power of premium location data

Location-based marketing is a powerful strategy for brands, allowing them to reach consumers with localised and contextually relevant messages. Brands are also investing huge sums of money to run effective campaigns.

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Half a million Indian debit, credit card records up for sale on Dark Web

A Singapore-based cybersecurity company has detected a fresh database of credit and debit cards issued by Indian banks available for sale on the Dark Web. This database includes payment records of 461,976 cards, 98 per cent of which were from the “biggest Indian banks”.

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Online Privacy – right to be forgotten

Our online privacy in the age of the cloud computing and the internet of things is under seige. We need to push companies and our governments to enact laws to protect or right to remain private and the right to be forgotten. Let’s take a look at the current state of online privacy in 2019.

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