Response from UK Home Office to my letter about Police testing of #FacialRecognition in public
I asked how they could justify the tests given little public knowledge or support and no public scrutiny of either testing or how the technology actually works.
I also asked the legal basis for this test especially around GDPR which needs active consent to be given.
They seem to think this is popular, scrutinised and perfectly legal although no mention of GDPR. Human rights act though?!
Is this ‘smart’ device safe in my home? Three simple checks used to assess several popular devices - have a guess how they do...
Is anyone going to this tomorrow?
Responsible Tech 2019
Robots can’t make a decent coffee let alone take my job...
Wasn't sure how well this had aged but realised I still have my job and the coffee machine is still rubbish so maybe OK?
I’m 60 years old and want to be a web developer
Would a soon to be pensioner be able to start a career as a web developer so late in life and would they be taken seriously by their peers and clients?
Are you a #UX expert? Would you like some #UserStories for features that have been implemented by the #BenevolentTechOverlords that no user ever asked for? Here you go! https://www.jamesmullarkey.com/2019/01/if-you-really-are-user-first-then-you-must-be-surveillance-last/ #SurveillanceCapitalism #UserDreamsWholesale
New blog post from me: How much longer can your brand stay on #Facebook? - Should you jump now or wait for the ejector seat? https://www.jamesmullarkey.com/2018/12/how-much-longer-can-your-brand-stay-on-facebook/ #SurveillanceCapitalism #SocialMedia #TechForGood
Useful books for #digital professionals https://www.jamesmullarkey.com/2018/06/useful-books-for-digital-professionals/ #Reading #BookList
Why #Amazon, #Alexa and #TechForGood can’t be in the same sentence https://www.jamesmullarkey.com/2018/10/why-amazon-alexa-and-techforgood-cant-be-in-the-same-sentence/ #CharityTuesday
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