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10 Oct: Kate Crawford @katecrawford Following Meanwhile, Amazon's latest patent is for Alexa to detect when people are sick, bored or unhappy. "Alexa would listen out for if users are crying and then class them as experiencing an "emotional abnormality telegraph.co.uk/technology/201 132 130 Alexa, "cough I'm hung sniffle 120 100 Would you lke a recipe for chicken soup? No, thanks 134 Ok, I can find you something else. By the way, would you like o order cough drops with 1 hour delivery? That wouki be awesome Thanks for asking! 110 No probiem. Pil email you an order confirmation. Feel better! 7:54 AM 10 Oct 2018 570 Retweets 655 Likes imaginedsoldier: the-tired-tenor: tankies: Me: *crying* Alexa: This seems sad, now playing Despacito Y’all need to have a greater degree of 1- healthy suspicion in Alexa and corporate surveillance devices personal assistants, and 2- understanding of how dangerous this kind of algorithm is in the hands of a multinational company (and anyone for that matter.)  To begin with, that data is both available for sale and able to be subpoenaed by the government. Alexa’s records and recordings have already been used in criminal trials. In the US, a digital record of your emotional patterns can be used to deny you housing, jobs, and to rule on your ability to exercise your basic rights. Consider that psychiatric stigma and misdiagnosis can already be wielded against you in legal disputes and the notion of a listening device capable of identifying signs of distress for the purpose of marketing to you should be made more clearly concerning.  Moreover we have already seen the use of algorithms like this on Facebook and other “self-reporting” (read: user input) sites capable of identifying the onset of a manic episode [1] [2] [3], which have been subsequently been linked to identifying vulnerable (high-spending) periods to target ads at these users, perhaps most famously in selling tickets to Vegas (identified in a TedTalk by  techno-sociological scholar Zeynep Tufekci where she more generally discusses algorithms and how they shape our online experiences to suggest and reinforce biases).  The notes on this post are super concerning- we are being marketed to under the guise of having our emotional needs attended to by the same people who inflicted that emptiness on us, and everyone is just memeing.
10 Oct: Kate Crawford
 @katecrawford
 Following
 Meanwhile, Amazon's latest patent is for
 Alexa to detect when people are sick, bored
 or unhappy. "Alexa would listen out for if
 users are crying and then class them as
 experiencing an "emotional abnormality
 telegraph.co.uk/technology/201
 132
 130
 Alexa, "cough I'm hung
 sniffle
 120
 100
 Would you lke a recipe for
 chicken soup?
 No, thanks
 134
 Ok, I can find you something
 else. By the way, would you like
 o order cough drops with 1 hour
 delivery?
 That wouki be awesome
 Thanks for asking!
 110
 No probiem. Pil email you an
 order confirmation. Feel better!
 7:54 AM 10 Oct 2018
 570 Retweets 655 Likes
imaginedsoldier:

the-tired-tenor:

tankies:


Me: *crying*
Alexa: This seems sad, now playing Despacito

Y’all need to have a greater degree of 1- healthy suspicion in Alexa and corporate surveillance devices personal assistants, and 2- understanding of how dangerous this kind of algorithm is in the hands of a multinational company (and anyone for that matter.) 
To begin with, that data is both available for sale and able to be subpoenaed by the government. Alexa’s records and recordings have already been used in criminal trials. In the US, a digital record of your emotional patterns can be used to deny you housing, jobs, and to rule on your ability to exercise your basic rights. Consider that psychiatric stigma and misdiagnosis can already be wielded against you in legal disputes and the notion of a listening device capable of identifying signs of distress for the purpose of marketing to you should be made more clearly concerning. 
Moreover we have already seen the use of algorithms like this on Facebook and other “self-reporting” (read: user input) sites capable of identifying the onset of a manic episode [1] [2] [3], which have been subsequently been linked to identifying vulnerable (high-spending) periods to target ads at these users, perhaps most famously in selling tickets to Vegas (identified in a TedTalk by  techno-sociological scholar Zeynep Tufekci where she more generally discusses algorithms and how they shape our online experiences to suggest and reinforce biases). 
The notes on this post are super concerning- we are being marketed to under the guise of having our emotional needs attended to by the same people who inflicted that emptiness on us, and everyone is just memeing.

imaginedsoldier: the-tired-tenor: tankies: Me: *crying* Alexa: This seems sad, now playing Despacito Y’all need to have a greater de...

10 Oct: WTVR CBS 6 Richmond @CBS6 Trick-or-treaters over age 12 could face fine, jail time in one Virginia city bit.ly/2yq8FTN 8:35 PM 9 Oct 2018 203 Retweets 248 Likes molly @socialistdogmom H- white people consistently overestimate the age of black children. what could go wrong WTVR CBS 6 Richmond@CBS6 Trick-or-treaters over age 12 could face fine, jail time in one Virginia city bit.ly/2yq8FTN 7:06 AM 10 Oct 2018 10,151 Retweets 32,801 Likes 缴剱@の必骖則. molly ) @socialistdogmom apa.org/news/press/rel in this study, white female undergrads overestimated the age of black teenage boys by an average of 4.5 years. these women are barely out of their teens themselves imagine how much stronger that tendency to overestimate is if you're a racist old man The students were also shown photographs alongside descriptions of various crimes and asked to assess the age and innocence of white, black or Latino boys ages 10 to 17. The students overestimated the age of blacks by an average of 4.5 years and found them more culpable than EGO DEATH or Latinos, particularly when the boys were matched with serious crimes, the study found. Researchers used questionnaires to assess the participants' prejudice and dehumanization of blacks. They found that participants who implicitly associated blacks with apes thought the black children were older and less innocent. 7:17 AM 10 Oct 2018 Kenni @ItsKenniYall Replying to @socialistdogmom When I was twelve, a woman in the grocery store asked me if my baby sister was my child 11:20 AM 10 Oct 2018 maybe they snapped @UniversalyBlack Replying to @socialistdogmom @ItsKenniYall When I was in 6th grade shopping with my MOTHER a white women came up to me and asked if I worked there barbaradeservesbetter: redpaladin-lance: blackqueerblog:what the hell I’m six years older than my step sister but people have been assuming for YEARS that she’s older than me because she’s taller than me. This is going to backfire so badly. it’s not going to backfire. they want it to turn out badly, they know what they’re doing here. it’s calculated.
10 Oct: WTVR CBS 6 Richmond
 @CBS6
 Trick-or-treaters over age 12 could face fine,
 jail time in one Virginia city bit.ly/2yq8FTN
 8:35 PM 9 Oct 2018
 203 Retweets 248 Likes

 molly
 @socialistdogmom
 H-
 white people consistently overestimate
 the age of black children. what could go
 wrong
 WTVR CBS 6 Richmond@CBS6
 Trick-or-treaters over age 12 could face fine, jail time in
 one Virginia city bit.ly/2yq8FTN
 7:06 AM 10 Oct 2018
 10,151 Retweets 32,801 Likes
 缴剱@の必骖則.

 molly )
 @socialistdogmom
 apa.org/news/press/rel
 in this study, white female undergrads
 overestimated the age of black teenage
 boys by an average of 4.5 years. these
 women are barely out of their teens
 themselves imagine how much
 stronger that tendency to overestimate
 is if you're a racist old man
 The students were also shown photographs
 alongside descriptions of various crimes and
 asked to assess the age and innocence of white,
 black or Latino boys ages 10 to 17. The students
 overestimated the age of blacks by an average
 of 4.5 years and found them more culpable than
 EGO DEATH
 or Latinos, particularly when the boys
 were matched with serious crimes, the study
 found. Researchers used questionnaires to
 assess the participants' prejudice and
 dehumanization of blacks. They found that
 participants who implicitly associated blacks with
 apes thought the black children were older and
 less innocent.
 7:17 AM 10 Oct 2018

 Kenni
 @ItsKenniYall
 Replying to @socialistdogmom
 When I was twelve, a woman in the grocery
 store asked me if my baby sister was my child
 11:20 AM 10 Oct 2018

 maybe they snapped
 @UniversalyBlack
 Replying to @socialistdogmom @ItsKenniYall
 When I was in 6th grade shopping with my
 MOTHER a white women came up to me and
 asked if I worked there
barbaradeservesbetter:

redpaladin-lance:

blackqueerblog:what the hell

I’m six years older than my step sister but people have been assuming for YEARS that she’s older than me because she’s taller than me. This is going to backfire so badly.

it’s not going to backfire. they want it to turn out badly, they know what they’re doing here. it’s calculated.

barbaradeservesbetter: redpaladin-lance: blackqueerblog:what the hell I’m six years older than my step sister but people have been ass...