Computer Ethics, Summer 2019, Class 11

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Alexandr Kogan is suing Facebook for defamation, arguing that his declarations to Facebook always stated how he would use the data, and that Facebook ignored this.

Kogan has always argued that the terms and conditions of his own app explicitly said the results would be used for more than just academic purposes.

“Honestly we thought we were acting perfectly appropriately. We thought we were doing something that was really normal.”

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Julian Assange has been charged with 17 counts of violating the Espionage Act, but also one count of violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. The last count is because Assange allegedly told Chelsea Manning he would "help" crack a hashed password. But he did not in fact help.

Dark Patterns: how sites convince you to share more personal data

[The Act] would make it illegal “to design, modify or manipulate a user interface with the purpose or substantial effect of obscuring, subverting or impairing user autonomy, decision-making or choice to obtain consent or user data.”


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