M.E.D. 6.23.18


M.E.D. 6.23.18 Weekend Edition

Surf

 

Apple Keyboard Service Program for MacBook and MacBook Pro

CRISPR editing kids at the-odin.com  for 80 dollars you can Genetically Engineer Any Brewing or Baking Yeast to Fluoresce

Amazon, the Brand Buster [NYT]

Can a DNA Database Save the Trees? These Scientists Hope So [NYT]

Techniques for vertical storytelling [Webtoons]

 

Arts

 

Ryoji Ikeda | continuum  Mutations / Creations 2   Center Pompidou, Paris

Medieval Monsters at the Morgan   [NYC, Morgan]

 

Science + tools

CS 230 : Project Reports and Posters, Spring 2018

PeerTube: A ‘Censorship’ Resistant YouTube Alternative,  decentralized video hosting network, based on free/libre software

Youtube copyright policing software Content ID has been aggressive lately (likely cranky over Article 13 in the eu) which has led to increased popularity for distributed services like PeerTube.   Inverting YouTube’s centrally hosted servers by creating a “network of multiple small interconnected video hosting providers.”

 

 

Privacy/Infosec

 

Secrets and spies: can espionage ever be justified? [FT]

Thermostats, Locks and Lights: Digital Tools of Domestic Abuse [NYT]

German nuclear plant infected with computer viruses, operator says [Reuters]

In Ruling on Cellphone Location Data, Supreme Court Makes Statement on Digital Privacy

PDF https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/17pdf/16-402_h315.pdf

Key: ‘Third Party’   “We hold only that a warrant is required in the rare case where the suspect has a legitimate privacy interest in records held by a third party,” Yesterdays ruling held some promise, we still have to deal with several other practices that are analog to this and not being culled Same for commercial application of the same data.

 

 

Social

The risks associated with enabling the “creator” community are worth the reward as major platforms continue to roll out programs that both enable and reward this segment of their customer base.

YouTube introduces channel memberships, merchandise and premieres, VidCon 2018: Helping creators earn more money and build stronger communities