It’s difficult to say for certain what the latest tech trends for 2023 will be as the future is always subject to change, however some general tech trends that are likely to continue gaining momentum in the coming years include: How these technologies will impact human rights: There are several technology trends that have the […]Read more..
In our assessment at Virtual Activism, in general, technology trends that are likely to continue gaining momentum in the coming years include the increased use of artificial intelligence and machine learning, the growing prevalence of the Internet of Things, and the ongoing shift towards cloud computing. Additionally, virtual and augmented reality, 5G networks, and blockchain […]Read more..
The impact of Pegasus on fundamental rights and democratic processes Pegasus is a sophisticated surveillance software developed by the Israeli cyber intelligence company NSO Group. The software is capable of gaining access to and monitoring a wide range of information on a target’s smartphone, including text messages, emails, location data, and even live microphone and […]Read more..
Every year, we post about games to play and workshops to attend to understand the intersection between human rights, ethics, and emerging technologies. Here are a few: 1- Workshop: Defending human rights in the age of artificial intelligence: this is a free and open workshop organized by UNESCO and UNITAR. The course break down complex […]Read more..
As someone who teaches user experience, among other things, this session at MozFest 22 was particularly interesting for me. What I knew as persuasive design, addictive design, and emotional design, all of which I found unethical, are now called ‘dark patterns’. Dark Patterns refer to interface design tactics in digital products to persuade one into […]Read more..