MEDIAEATER DIGEST THURSDAY 13TH, DEC, MMXVIII DISPUTE THE TEXT, QUESTION THE CAMERA, UNDERSTAND THE NARRATIVE
DeepFakes: Ai-Generated Fakes Launch A Software Arms Race [niemanlab] “Detecting AI-generated forgeries is not simply a new version of an old reporting challenge. No amount of journalistic ingenuity and doggedness will match the scale, speed, and accuracy at which they will be distributed in the coming years.”
Facial Rec: Taylor Swift tracked stalkers with facial recognition tech at her concert [theverge] Swift’s facial recognition system was built into a kiosk that displayed highlights of her rehearsals, which would secretly record onlookers’ faces. Who owns those pictures of concertgoers and how long can they be kept on file? — the use of facial-recognition technology is on the rise at stadiums and arenas, and security is not the only goal.
Networks: DoJ Indicts Five Men For Pre-Release Movie & TV Show Piracy [pdf]
Space: Virgin Galactic to attempt flight to space this week [spacenews] The flight, launching from the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, will attempt to reach an altitude of 50 miles above Earth’s surface.
Ethics: Congress May Have Fallen for Facebook’s Trap, but You Don’t Have To [NYT] “It always has, and it probably always will.”
Infosec: Mathematical and Provable Security Aspects of Post-Quantum Cryptography [pdf] By exploiting the peculiar properties of quantum particles, these computers can solve particular problems exponentially faster than their classical counterparts. Widely-deployed public key cryptosystems such as RSA and ECDH are vulnerable to quantum attacks. (tl/dr in the quantum world all our current security methods fall to ash -ed)
GTD: How I became more productive in 2018 [ft] I created a vision board of my goals and aspirations for the year: a collage created by hand that has metaphorical images of what success means to you. I use this tool in my executive advisory business and have found it to be very effective. It accesses the selective filtering and value tagging systems of the brain that help us notice and seize opportunities that may otherwise pass us by
Business: The Friendship That Made Google Huge [newyorker]
Music: Annie Lennox, Chrissie Hynde, others are not down with Brexit [music4eu] The UK music industry is uniting to call for an alternative to Brexit.
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