Snowden touched on the dangers that future misuses of artificial intelligence (AI) can present to civil liberties and human rights.
Lawmakers in Texas recently passed new legislation regulating the issue to the extent of making the creation and distribution of deepfake videos a criminal offense.
He told NPR that the lack of more forceful government interference in the way tech companies do their business will eventually spell the downfall of democracy.
The latest example is Facebook’s decision to remove posts from the personal page of Mary Ann Mendoza, a woman whose son, a police officer, was killed by a drunk-driving illegal immigrant back in 2014.
Germany and America-based companies behind these services – Heinlein Support and SCRYPTmail – previously failed to register with the authorities as required by Russian law.
Nintendo’s filing also alleges unfair competition on the part of the pirate site.
The signs are pointing in the direction of the likes of Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube being completely blocked in Russia by early 2021.
The information the police were soliciting from citizens included photos and video and audio recordings.
Microsoft is making its decisions on what’s allowed and what isn’t based on “a machine learned model that does context based scanning on hundreds of file formats.”
Such is the power of the concept of hate speech today that an industry is springing up around it, to serve mostly tech giants under fire from politicians and the media.