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Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Paul Biggar, a computer scientist, takes a deeper dive into Lavender AI, which is being used by Israel to identify Hamas targets. Biggar questions the use of Whatsapp data in Lavender's decision making process.



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More: But the part I want to focus on is whether they get this information from Meta. Meta has been promoting WhatsApp as a "private" social network, including "end-to-end" encryption of messages.

Providing this data as input for Lavender undermines their claim that WhatsApp is a private messaging app. It is beyond obscene and makes Meta complicit in Israel's killings of "pre-crime" targets and their families, in violation of International Humanitarian Law and Meta's publicly stated commitment to human rights. No social network should be providing this sort of information about its users to countries engaging in "pre-crime".

It's important to note that already Meta is taking extensive part in the Israeli-led and US-backed genocide, including significant and well-reported suppression of content supporting Palestinian freedom, as well a new anti-"anti-zionist" policy that is used to shut down dissent of Israel's crimes [4].

Why is Meta doing this? Why is Meta so happy to share metadata about group membership with Israel " a run-around the idea of a "private" social network " and to be complicit in the genocide?

#1 | Posted by qcp at 2024-04-17 01:37 PM | Reply

This is my understanding of the TikTok buyoff. To sell metadata to AI harvesters.

Anyone who trusts Manuchin and this barely regulated process is invested in it.

#2 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2024-04-17 07:33 PM | Reply

Why is Meta doing this?

#1 | POSTED BY QCP AT 2024-04-17 01:37 PM | FLAG:

They're an NSA corporate partner.

#3 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2024-04-18 02:18 PM | Reply

So if you want someone in Gaza dead
just send them a WhatsApp message that says
thank you for supporting Hamas.

I imagine IDF is sending most of those messages...

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2024-04-18 05:44 PM | Reply

You'll need to be more creative than that. Like, set yourself up as an aid worker arranging MRE shipments to somebody affiliated with Hamas logistics.

#5 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2024-04-19 07:59 AM | Reply

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