associate prof @TilburgU_TILT | assistant prof @LSTSblog @survstudies| co-director of @SurvStudiesNet | governance of surveillance, (cyber)crime and AI

Leuven, Belgium
Joined March 2009
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[ARTICLE] Algorithmic police #surveillance cannot be governed through traditional #privacy frameworks alone. In this @SurvSoc_Journal essay, @rosamunde_vb makes a case for addressing socio-technical harms that exceed personal data. #algorithms #openaccess bit.ly/3kM2zqD
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The AFP is using new technology - Massively Parallel Sequencing - which can predict the visual traits of a criminal from the DNA they leave at a crime scene, such as their gender, biogeographical ancestry, eye colour and, in coming months, hair colour. afp.gov.au/news-media/media-…
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The EU is central to the push towards using technology on its borders, whether it has been bought by the EU’s border force, Frontex, or financed for member states, such as its internal security fund or Horizon 2020. #surveillance theguardian.com/global-devel…
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"19th century prisons and, with them,all traces of the history of imprisonment are disappearing. Instead of letting them turn into luxury hotels, we call on these places to be preserved in testimony of the nature of prisons & their consequences" #Bruxelles change.org/p/transformons-la…
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"oppositions between saving lives v. saving livelihoods fail to capture the entangled nature of structural inequalities" A new paper from our @SolPan_Plus project! Led by my brilliant colleagues Amelia Fiske @ilagalasso Johanna Eichinger @McLennanStuart @IRadhuber @bettizimm
The second pandemic: Examining structural #inequality through reverberations of #COVID_19 in Europe sciencedirect.com/science/ar… Amelia Fiske @BPrainsack et al @socscimed
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The revelation that someone at one of these businesses could help enable intrusive #surveillance for several years while also working for the world’s largest internet companies raises important questions about trust and security in our online ecosystem. thebureauinvestigates.com/st…
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Docs unearthed by @NOYBeu show that the Irish data regulator lobbied to get EU guidelines to allow social networks to bypass GDPR consent requirements to use people's data to target advertising.🧵 pro.politico.eu/news/143625
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"#Interpol was set up to help countries’ police forces work together to catch crooks. It has an unfortunate habit of employing them instead." economist.com/leaders/2021/1…
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A great thread on how racist #predictivepolicing and #confirmationbiases are supported by #MachineLearning and "empirical facewash" #ML #algorithms #injustice
When you or I seek out evidence to back up our existing beliefs and ignore the evidence that shows we're wrong, it's called "confirmation bias." 1/
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The EU must take serious and effective measures against spyware company NSO Group, which has facilitated human rights abuse on a massive scale. Today, @amnesty joins @hrw and others, to urge EU authorities to adopt targeted sanctions against the company. hrw.org/news/2021/12/03/join…
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Given the current situation, this lecture on 8 December, 7PM CET @wgptLeuven @HIW_KULeuven will take place exclusively online. If you wish to receive the link to join, please send an email to wgpt@kuleuven.be by 6 December. hiw.kuleuven.be/wgpt/el
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#surveillance is not creepy it's fun!
spotify the only tech company to figure out how to successfully rebrand "we've been tracking you" to "isn't this FUN"
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