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People all over the Netherlands have been flagged for welfare fraud based on a crude spreadsheet & some unscientific prejudices. How do we know? We took the algorithm apart & rebuilt it. Score yourself & see
To get the data we worked w/@argosonderzoekt & @nrc using FOI laws to see how 100,000s of people were profiled by a discriminatory system. We found a hidden, unused field for ‘native’ & ‘foreigner,’ a likely remnant of an earlier variable
Working as a taxi driver, living in a ‘high risk’ neighbourhood or not having a university diploma are just some of the risk indicators included in the fraudescorekaart.…
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Surveillance is a matter of life & death in Myanmar. What role did European companies & EU funds play in providing the military junta with the spy tech it used to counter mass protest against the coup it staged

@LHreports investigates>> Image
About the consequences of being tracked in #Myanmar, one former detainee told us: ‘There were detainees from the student unions, they were taken away with black hoods over their heads and they didn’t come back’
The #Myanmar military capacity to track its compatriots has been enhanced by EU companies & EU subsidies. Firms like swedish #MSAB and Italian SecurCube appear in leaked Myanmar ministerial budget documents we obtained
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