WAF World Building of the Year 2018 shortlist announced . (So thats where the Elmhurst Gas Tanks went -ed)
Teaching Uncalibrated Robots to Visually Self-Adapt [Google AI Blog]
Dorsey hoped to use the dinner as a way to build “trust” among conservatives who have long chastised the company, three of the people said. He defended Twitter against accusations that it targeted right-leaning users unfairly but still admitted that the company has room for improvement, according to the attendees.
The summer of hope The Courage to Change | Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez [YouTube]
How Twitter is fighting spam and malicious automation [Twitter Blog] Twitter to require email or phone number confirmation for new accounts, place a warning sign by suspicious accounts, and is using ML to find problematic ones (More of these types of improvements please, less stickers, bookmarks etc -ed)
We’re also moving rapidly to curb spam and abuse originating via Twitter’s APIs. In Q1 2018, we suspended more than 142,000 applications in violation of our rules — collectively responsible for more than 130 million low-quality, spammy tweets.
Norwegian Consumer Council warns against dark patterns in Facebook and Google [pdf] (forbrukerradet.no)
1. The politics of big data platforms like Facebook and Google is developing in very different ways on the two sides of the Atlantic. We saw this today in a US Supreme Court ruling and in European Parliament hearings on Facebook. Both have to do with “two sided markets.”
Ms. Winner, who was honorably discharged from the Air Force in 2016, was working as a contractor for the National Security Agency when she obtained a copy of a report that described hacks by a Russian intelligence service against local election officials and a company that sold software related to voter registration. (Whistle blower gets leak treatment, sentence tbd -ed)