Understanding Active, Automated Attacks, a different viewpoint on Data-Privacy vs. Data-Ownership, and a reflection on Trust in the Age of AI

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In Cybercrime’s Evolution, Active, Automated Attacks Are the Latest Fad (Dark Reading)

‘This blended approach, using both automated discovery and human intelligence to choose targets, combined with the deployment of low-volume custom malware, is enough to severely cripple most organizations. Most organizations’ defenses are only prepared to deal with automated malware distribution, not semitargeted attacks’. Chester Wisniewski via darkreading,com

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Why data ownership is the wrong approach to protecting privacy (Brookings)

A different viewpoint to add to the ongoing challenge of solving the puzzle around data-benefits, data-privacy and data-ownership: ‘Treating personal information as property to be licensed or sold may induce people to trade away their privacy rights for very little value while injecting enormous friction into free flow of information. The better way to strengthen privacy is to ensure that individual privacy interests are respected as personal information flows to desirable uses, not to reduce personal data to a commodity.’ Cameron F. Kerry and John B. Morris via brookings.edu

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Ethics in the Age of Artificial Intelligence (Scientific American Blog Network)

‘While consistency is indispensable to ethics and integrity, our decisions must adhere to a standard higher than statistical accuracy; for centuries, the shared virtues of mutual trust, harm reduction, fairness and equitability have proved to be essential cornerstones for the survival of any system of reasoning.’ By Shohini Kundu via scientificamerican.com

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