Afghanistan + other news

Reading Time: 11 minutes Afghanistan I couldn’t avoid doing a post on Afghanistan given what had been going on this week. The Afghanistan conflict posed a number of interesting questions about: What privacy and security means for the people left behind in Afghanistan in the digital age Why strategy is seldom a teacher and several countries have made the… Continue reading Afghanistan + other news

False reviews + other news

Reading Time: 5 minutes False reviews Shenzhen to support Amazon merchants | Trivium China – 50,000 merchants were banned from Amazon for astroturfing false reviews. The ban was worth up to 100 billion yuan in sales to these merchants. Half of the merchants affected are based in Shenzhen. Now the Chinese government is looking at what it can do… Continue reading False reviews + other news

Photo hashing & other news

Reading Time: 7 minutes Apple photo hashing Report: Apple to announce client-side photo hashing system to detect child abuse images in user’s photos libraries – 9to5Mac – photo hashing its not foolproof. Once the proof of concept exists, Apple won’t be able to withstand the pressure authoritarian government could use it to track other materials. Tencent’s WeChat is already… Continue reading Photo hashing & other news