Mediaeater Digest – Vol. MMXVII, No.33

Chrome – Unified autoplay
Media autoplay only when user prompted (interest shown) or sans audio starting 2018.  This means that visuals will mean more than audio in calls to engage.

Equifax Release Details on Cybersecurity Incident, Announces Personnel Changes
The only detail that matters is they were owned, the data was accessible, disclosure was late and in effect ends using your SS number as a unique indication method as it is no longer secure.  The world of identity is a mess.

Against the Law: Countering Lawful Abuses of Digital Surveillance
This work aims to give journalists a tool for observing when their smart phones are creating emissions, even when the devices are supposed to be in airplane mode. We propose to accomplish this via direct introspection of signals controlling the phone’s radio hardware.

Deep Learning Techniques for Music Generation – A Survey
This book is a survey and an analysis of different ways of using deep learning (deep artificial neural networks) to generate musical content.

Identity Theft, Credit Reports, and You
The basic, must reading in this current landscape

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On February 2, 2012 Ambassador Brzezinski concluded his tour of Norrbotten by having lunch at Governor Per-Ola Eriksson’s residence in Luleå, visiting the site of the Facebook servers, a visit to Aurorum Science Park together with the Mayor of Luleå Karl Petersen and visiting Swerea MEFOS, a metallurgical research institute.

Forced Searches of Phones and Laptops at U.S. Border Are Illegal, Lawsuit Claims
A lawsuit claims searches of phones and laptops at airports and at the border violated plaintiffs’ constitutional rights. “I felt humiliated and violated,” one woman said after agents detained her and searched her phone.

There is No Reason for Any Individual To Have a Computer in Their Home 
Quote Investigator digs in