Powder: Leave No Trace Announces Social Media Guidelines for the Outdoors

Powder: Leave No Trace Announces Social Media Guidelines for the Outdoors. “The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, a national organization that protects the outdoors by teaching and inspiring people to enjoy it responsibly, recently released new guidelines for social media as it relates to documenting our time spent in the outdoors. We like their suggestions a lot.”

CNET: New AI ethics council in Singapore will give smart advice

CNET: New AI ethics council in Singapore will give smart advice. “Singapore is taking the lead on one of the topics companies like Facebook and Google are grappling with: using artificial intelligence and data responsibly. A new council is being set up to advise the city-state’s government on the ethical and legal use of AI and data, Singapore’s Minister for Communications and Information S Iswaran announced at the opening of Innovfest Unbound Tuesday.”

Nature: The ethics of catching criminals using their family’s DNA

Nature: The ethics of catching criminals using their family’s DNA. “Last week’s arrest of a suspect in the Golden State Killer case in California has highlighted how DNA samples that have been volunteered for one purpose — in this case, genealogy — can be used for other reasons, often without the donor’s explicit consent. Several ethicists have expressed concern about US detectives using a genealogy website in this way. Coming so soon after the reuse of Facebook data in political campaigns in the Cambridge Analytica scandal, it’s another example of how new technology and techniques lead to unexpected conundrums, and how ethical and societal debate must catch up.”

CNBC Via Yahoo: Google is reportedly drafting ‘ethical principles’ for government work to calm worried employees

CNBC via Yahoo: Google is reportedly drafting ‘ethical principles’ for government work to calm worried employees. “Google cloud leader Diane Greene told employees that the company is drafting a set of ethical principals to guide the use of its technology in the wake of internal objections to its partnership with The Pentagon , according to a Defense One report.”

Phys.org: Social media data use needs tighter research controls, experts say

Phys.org: Social media data use needs tighter research controls, experts say . “Information shared on social media is being regularly used in research projects without users’ consent, a study suggests. Experts have called for tighter control of the practice, with fresh guidelines needed to ensure personal data is being used appropriately. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh say ethics frameworks around consent, privacy and ownership for such studies are not keeping pace with technological developments.”