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💭 Thought by azeem 11 months ago. | Public

another interesting library


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GitHub - popularis-project/popularis-platform: “Replace your politicians with code.” — Home of the Popularis Direct Democracy Whitepaper.

“Replace your politicians with code.” — Home of the Popularis Direct Democracy Whitepaper. - GitHub - popularis-project/popularis-platform: “Replace your politicians with code.” — Home of the Popul...

HTTPS://GITHUB.COM/POPULARIS-PROJECT/POPULARIS-PLATFORM


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💭 Thought by azeem 11 months ago. | Public

has anyone built on bitgov? comparing this to liquidfeedback and other democratic git systems.


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GitHub - jgphilpott/bitgov: An application layer protocol for decentralized digital democracy.

An application layer protocol for decentralized digital democracy. - GitHub - jgphilpott/bitgov: An application layer protocol for decentralized digital democracy.

HTTPS://GITHUB.COM/JGPHILPOTT/BITGOV


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💭 Thought by azeem 12 months ago. | Public

Amendment 4 has been clarified with language to expressly require service of warrant for all searches.

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💭 Thought by azeem 12 months ago. | Public

😳 "A growing number of classrooms in China are equipped with artificial-intelligence cameras and brain-wave trackers. While many parents and teachers see them as tools to improve grades, they’ve become some children’s worst nightmare."


WSJ

China’s Efforts to Lead the Way in AI Start in Its Classrooms

A fast-spreading use of artificial intelligence in schools from kindergartens to universities provides the country with an unrivaled database.

HTTPS://WWW.WSJ.COM/ARTICLES/CHINAS-EFFORTS-TO-LEAD-THE-WAY-IN-AI-START-IN-ITS-CLASSROOMS-11571958181


Tags: China, Surveillance State, Police State, Spyware, Adtech, EEG, Brainwave Tracking.



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💭 Thought by azeem 12 months ago. | Public

Amendment 0 has been updated to include mental privacy as well as self determination. Special Thanks to Jessica Hamzelou at MiT Tech review and especially Nita Farhany, Ethicist at Duke University. Founding mothers of future democracy. 😋

Tags: Human Rights, Data Rights, zedtopia



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💭 Thought by azeem 12 months ago. | Public

Cognitive Liberty, Privacy and Freedom of thought.


MIT Technology Review

Tech that aims to read your mind and probe your memories is already here

We need new rules to protect our cognitive liberty, says futurist and legal ethicist Nita Farahany.

HTTPS://WWW.TECHNOLOGYREVIEW.COM/2023/03/17/1069897/TECH-READ-YOUR-MIND-PROBE-YOUR-MEMORIES/


Tags: Human Rights, spying on your brainwaves, privacy, neurosurveillance

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azeem 12 months ago

Seriously:

The collection or creation of the data isn’t what’s problematic—it’s when the data is used in ways that are harmful to individuals, collectives, or groups. And the problem is that that can happen very quickly.
An authoritarian government having access to it could use it to try to identify people who don’t show political adherence, for example. That’s a pretty quick and serious misuse of the data. Or trying to identify people who are neuroatypical, and discriminate against or segregate them. In a workplace, it could be used for dehumanization of individuals by subjecting them to neurosurveillance. All of that simultaneously becomes possible.

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💭 Thought by KingArthur 12 months ago. | Public

The World is falling to pieces… things are shaking up… We need natural “free” flowing harmony, not artificially controlled chaos.

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azeem 12 months ago

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Understanding Gender Apartheid & Non Mahram Rights
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Democracy Now!

“Stand Up for Afghan Women”: U.N. Calls Afghanistan World’s Most Repressive Country for Women, Girls

A top United Nations official said Wednesday that “Afghanistan under the Taliban remains the most repressive country in the world regarding women’s rights.” Since taking power nearly 19 months ago, the Taliban has moved systematically to erase women from public life by banning women and girls from schools, from working with nongovernmental organizations and from traveling without a male relative. “Afghanistan is now effectively one of the biggest prisons in the world for women,” says Zahra Nader, a freelance Afghan journalist who was formerly a reporter for The New York Times in Kabul and is now based in Canada. She is the editor-in-chief of Zan Times, a new Afghan women-led outlet documenting human rights issues in Afghanistan.

HTTPS://WWW.DEMOCRACYNOW.ORG/2023/3/8/IWD_AFGHANISTAN


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💭 Thought by azeem 12 months ago. | Public

Democratic Version Control. I would like to integrate this with Zedtopia voting, to complete the cyber-democracy. Ideally we can transition from our normal Git Version Control system to a Democratic Version Control System.


HTTPS://LIQUID-DEMOCRACY-JOURNAL.ORG/ISSUE/4/THE_LIQUID_DEMOCRACY_JOURNAL-ISSUE004-01-DEMOCRATIC_REVISION_CONTROL_WITH_LIQUIDFEEDBACK.HTML


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💭 Thought by azeem 12 months ago. | Public

email & encrypted documents have a reasonable expectation of privacy. they have passwords. if it has a password it has a reasonable expectation of privacy. using any means to bypass those security measures is illegal & requires warrant

Tags: ECPA Reform, PASS the EMAIL Privacy Act, 4th amendment, bulk collection



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💭 Thought by azeem 12 months ago. | Public

Where is the oversight?! This is from Feb 2022. Warrantless searches violate the 4th Amendment.


WPEC

'Secret' CIA bulk data collection raises questions about surveillance laws

HUNT VALLEY, Md. (TND) — The Central Intelligence Agency has a “secret” bulk data collection program that could “incidentally” include information about Americans, according to two U. S. senators. ‘WARRANTLESS BACKDOOR SEARCHES OF AMERICANS’ What kind of information? That’s classified. But concerns are being raised the CIA has hidden details about the program.

HTTPS://CBS12.COM/SECRET-CIA-BULK-DATA-COLLECTION-RAISES-QUESTIONS-ABOUT-SURVEILLANCE-LAWS-CENTRAL-INTELLIGENCE-AGENCY-FBI-SPYING-SPY-ON-AMERICANS-NATIONAL-SECURITY-AGENCY-NSA-EDWARDS-SNOWDEN-RUSSIA-WYDEN-HEINRICH-REAGAN-1981


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💭 Thought by azeem 12 months ago. | Public

Back to 1990 we had home videos but no wireless internet connecting everything to spyware. We had actual privacy back then. If I said something to my mom she's the only one who hears it. Dear NSA yall Christopher Shing MF stop hacking everyone


ZDNET

NSA reform report: End bulk metadata program, no more software backdoors

Two of the 40 recommendations — which the White House can still ignore — hints that private companies should be allowed to report data access figures.

HTTPS://WWW.ZDNET.COM/ARTICLE/NSA-REFORM-REPORT-END-BULK-METADATA-PROGRAM-NO-MORE-SOFTWARE-BACKDOORS/


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azeem 12 months ago

THIS Article is 10 years old but the reforms it mentions are still relevant, just like how Flint, MI still does not have clean drinking water.

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💭 Thought by azeem 12 months ago. | Public

People can surveil your inner thoughts already. Since 2015 we can control and pilot a drone with one's thoughts, just by using an EEG. Your thoughts have an electromagnetic reality to them & that can be interacted with.


Inverse

Machine learning could translate thoughts to speech in near real-time

Scientists have used deep learning to decode thoughts into speech, which can benefit people who lost their ability to talk.

HTTPS://WWW.GOOGLE.COM/AMP/S/WWW.INVERSE.COM/INNOVATION/THOUGHTS-TO-SPEECH-MACHINE-LEARNING/AMP




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💭 Thought by azeem 12 months ago. | Public

AI can be used to recreate visual and sensory data from functional brain imaging techniques such as fmri. This is worrisome for surveillance. We already know about bulk collection. Imagine what white supremacy & GOP will do with thought policing?!


bioRxiv

High-resolution image reconstruction with latent diffusion models from human brain activity

Reconstructing visual experiences from human brain activity offers a unique way to understand how the brain represents the world, and to interpret the connection between computer vision models and our visual system. While deep generative models have recently been employed for this task, reconstructing realistic images with high semantic fidelity is still a challenging problem. Here, we propose a new method based on a diffusion model (DM) to reconstruct images from human brain activity obtained via functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). More specifically, we rely on a latent diffusion model (LDM) termed Stable Diffusion. This model reduces the computational cost of DMs, while preserving their high generative performance. We also characterize the inner mechanisms of the LDM by studying how its different components (such as the latent vector of image Z, conditioning inputs C, and different elements of the denoising U-Net) relate to distinct brain functions. We show that our proposed method can reconstruct high-resolution images with high fidelity in straight-forward fashion, without the need for any additional training and fine-tuning of complex deep-learning models. We also provide a quantitative interpretation of different LDM components from a neuroscientific perspective. Overall, our study proposes a promising method for reconstructing images from human brain activity, and provides a new framework for understanding DMs. Please check out our webpage at this https URL. ### Competing Interest Statement The authors have declared no competing interest.

HTTPS://WWW.BIORXIV.ORG/CONTENT/10.1101/2022.11.18.517004V1


Tags: brain imaging, fmri, stable diffusion, ai, cognitive neuroscience, Freedom of thought, privacy law

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