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Global survey of 5,000+ in UK, US, EU & Latam finds consumers would share data – but not without transparency

The Axway survey shows differences in sentiment between regions, but key takeaways are: 1) consumers (90%) want to know what data is collected on them; and 2) individuals (85%) want to bock mobile apps from collecting data without consent. Problem is, only 32% of respondents think they know where their data is stored, and 82% worry it may not be secure.

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Children’s Privacy: WW agrees to $1.5M settlement following FTC claim it collects kids’ data without consent

February 22, 2022

WW International (formerly Weight Watchers) and its subsidiary, Kurbo will pay a $1.5 million settlement after being charged by the US Federal Trade Commission with violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). They also have to delete information they collected, and change the models and algorithms that collected it.

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Meta Releases Lying, Offensive AI and Pretends to Be Surprised

November 23, 2022

Like trouble, bad behavior by Meta shows up whether you look for it or not.  The latest is an open-source language model that was supposed to provide reliable search results because it was trained on academic papers.  Alas, it was quickly withdrawn after reviewers found that it returned results that were grammatical and plausible but also incorrect, not to mention filled with “antisemitism, homophobia, and misogyny.”  How can this be a surprise?

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