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Minding the FLoCs: Google's Marketing Moves, AI, Privacy and the Data Commons

By David Eliot and David Murakami Wood, Centre for International Governance Innovataion (CIGI) , 20 May 2021 This piece examines Google's transition to being a primarily AI-centred company, and what it means for people and governments, particularly in Canada.

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Why we need to seriously reconsider COVID-19 vaccination passports

By Tommy Cooke and Benjamin Muller, The Conversation , May 19, 2021 Vaccine passports may soon be required for travelling amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Like biometrics, they’ll likely become a permanent part of our daily lives — and there’s barely been any debate about them.

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Virtual Conference: "A Neurotech Future: Ethical, Legal and Policy Perspectives"

The Surveillance Studies Centre is proud to announce our upcoming multi-disciplinary conference ‘A Neurotech Future: Ethical, Legal and Policy Perspectives’, co-organized with the Center for Neuroscience Studies and Faculty of Law at Queen’s University.

This virtual, inter-disciplinary conference will take place on April 22nd and 23rd, 2021, and will bring together academics from fields such as neuroscience, surveillance...

David Murakami Wood on "Future Tense"

David Murakami Wood on "Future Tense" ABC Radio National in Australia, talking about "The myths and realities around the rise of Chinese tech".

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Google's AI Advertising and Privacy

"Google’s AI advertising revolution: More privacy, but problems remain"

By David Murakami Wood and David Eliot, The Conversation , March 15, 2021

Based on research by MA student, David Eliot, this short explainer outlines the changes Google is making to adtech, and why we should care.

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