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Rhythm in the algorithm: digital rights groups call on Spotify to abandon voice recognition invention

Activists launched a campaign to pressure Spotify to abandon plans for an AI-powered system that listens to your conversations in order to recommend music choices. The controversy spotlights a challenge faced by some of the most tech savvy companies: how to walk the line between innovation that serves the innate desires of consumers, and violation of their rights for information security and privacy.

Report: Healthcare haunted by account security

A new study found that one in five files in health care are visible to all employees – including one in eight containing sensitive information. And more than three-quarters of organizations in the sector had at least 500 accounts that expire, and even more than that had at least a thousand “ghost accounts” of former employees that were never closed.

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