MED 7.25.18

Amazon’s Face Recognition Falsely Matched 28 Members of Congress With Mugshots  [ACLU]

In a test the ACLU recently conducted of the facial recognition tool, called “Rekognition,” the software incorrectly matched 28 members of Congress, identifying them as other people who have been arrested for a crime.

PBA Public Safety Tracker  [nycpba.org]

This public safety tracker will highlight notable crime incidents in context, alongside current crime trends and the broader policy discussion.  You can use this information to make sure your voice is heard: speak out about conditions in your neighborhood, contact your elected officials and tell them they need to make safe streets a priority.”

You and AI – Just An Engineer: The Politics of AI

Kate Crawford, Distinguished Research Professor at New York University, a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research New York, and the co-founder and co-director the AI Now Institute, discusses the biases built into machine learning, and what that means for the social implications of AI. The talk is the fourth event in the Royal Society’s 2018 series: You and AI.

CoinDesk Releases Q2 2018 State of Blockchain Report [CoinDesk]

The report also features a deep dive into the quarterly interest around bitcoin and ethereum, followed by news and data that highlight developments around trading, ICOs, SAFTs, venture capital, distributed ledger technology (DLT), security breaches, 51% attacks, regulations, litigation, corporate developments, employment, and a close look at EOS’s year-long ICO and the subsequent launch of the EOS blockchain.

Edge TPU Devices [google]

The Edge TPU is a small ASIC designed by Google that provides high performance ML inferencing for low-power devices. For example, it can concurrently execute multiple state-of-the-art vision models on high-res video at 30+ fps, in a power efficient manner.  With one of the following Edge TPU devices, you can build embedded systems with on-device AI features that are fast, secure, and power efficient

Halfway Through 2018, Streaming’s Continued Growth Defies Mathematical Trends [Billboard Mag]

In the first half of 2018, overall on-demand streaming increased 41.7 percent to reach 403.5 billion U.S. streams, according to Nielsen Music. That growth defies mathematical trends, which dictate that, as a base enlarges, it becomes harder to achieve a bigger percentage growth than in preceding time periods.

Live: Now streaming the Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee meeting on

Enhancing the Strategic Communication Capacity of PETRONAS  (Dropbox PDF)

Cambridge Analytica Voter suppression targeting deck for their AggregateIQ tool called “Ripon”.
(if this drop down menu does not scare you nothing will -ed)

@commonscms has published adverts run by Aggregate IQ on behalf of Vote Leave during the Brexit campaign.

The following documents include data submitted to the DCMS Committee by Facebook in July 2018 as part of the Committee’s inquiry into Fake News. They are accompanied by a letter from Facebook to the Committee providing additional background information.

The series of PDFs published on the Committee’s website and listed below show adverts run by AggregateIQ (AIQ) on behalf of the Vote Leave and ‘50 Million’, BrexitCentral/BeLeave and DUP Vote to Leave campaigns ahead of the UK’s referendum on leaving the EU in 2016.

This years HOPE conference  was disrupted by NAZI’s   [Twitter Thread]

 I was a speaker and workshop organizer at this year. My first 2600 meeting was over 20 years ago. I’m also an event organizer with hundreds of events/concerts/festivals under my belt. I’m also an anti-racist who has been shitkicked by nazis. Here’s my (too long) take.

Tackling digital overload: Tips from Reuters journalists  [Barrons]

   E-MAIL
* Use “Rules” in Outlook to handle the flow of emails. Sort e-mails
by senders into folders.
* Don’t send e-mails on weekends or evenings if it can be avoided.
The very act of opening an e-mail on a weekend for a recipient puts
them in work mode.
* Use the “Delay Delivery” function in Outlook – effectively an
embargo for your e-mail. This allows you to click “Send” and have
that task checked off your to-do list, but not interfere with the
recipient’s personal time. It can be set to send at the start of
business hours the next business day. And if you’re offline and
that doesn’t work, you can always save it as a draft and send
later.
* It’s okay to tell your manager/colleagues that you won’t see
e-mails on the weekend – if it’s an emergency, they can call.
* Use your Out-Of-Office function on e-mail when on leave, taking a
day off, on a reporting assignment or on a national holiday.

Exactis breach is a redacted JSON sample: it’s *one* record and it’s 410 lines long:  [Troy Hunt]

  1. “census_block_group”: “1”,
  2.                                 “latitude”: “[redacted]”,
  3.                                 “longitude”: “[redacted]”,
  4.                                 “timezone”: “E”,
  5.                                 “dpv_code”: “Y”,
  6.                                 “numberofsources”: “10”,
  7.                                 “dwellingtype”: “S”,
  8.                                 “secondaryaddresspresent”: “N”,
  9.                                 “livingunitid”: “[redacted]”,
  10.                                 “area_code”: “”,
  11.                                 “phone_contact”: “”,
  12.                                 “estimatedincomecode”: “N”,
  13.                                 “homeownerprobabilitymodel”: “H”,
  14.                                 “lengthofresidence”: “15”,
  15.                                 “lengthofresidencecode”: “15”,
  16.                                 “numberofpersonsinlivingunit”: “5”,
  17.                                 “presenceofchildren”: “Y”,
  18.                                 “numberofchildren”: “4”,
  19.                                 “childrenage00_02”: “U”,
  20.                                 “childrenage00_02male”: “U”,
  21.                                 “childrenage00_02female”: “U”,
  22.                                 “childrenage00_02unknown”: “U”,
  23.                                 “childrenage03_05”: “U”,
  24.                                 “childrenage03_05male”: “U”,
  25.                                 “childrenage03_05female”: “U”,
  26.                                 “childrenage03_05unknown”: “U”,
  27.                                 “childrenage06_10”: “Y”,
  28.                                 “childrenage06_10male”: “U”,
  29.                                 “childrenage06_10female”: “U”,
  30.                                 “childrenage06_10unknown”: “Y”,
  31.                                 “childrenage11_15”: “Y”,
  32.                                 “childrenage11_15male”: “U”,
  33.                                 “childrenage11_15female”: “Y”,
  34.                                 “childrenage11_15unknown”: “U”,
  35.                                 “childrenage16_17”: “Y”,
  36.                                 “childrenage16_17male”: “U”,
  37.                                 “childrenage16_17female”: “Y”,
  38.                                 “childrenage16_17unknown”: “U”,
  39.                                 “persongender”: “M”,
  40.                                 “persondateofbirthyear”: “[redacted]”,
  41.                                 “persondateofbirthmonth”: “5”,
  42.                                 “persondateofbirthday”: “0”,
  43.                                 “personexactage”: “[redacted]”,
  44.                                 “personagecode”: “5”,
  45.                                 “males_18_24”: “U”,
  46.                                 “females_18_24”: “U”,
  47.                                 “unknowngender_18_24”: “U”,
  48.                                 “males_25_34”: “U”,
  49.                                 “females_25_34”: “U”,
  50.                                 “unknowngender_25_34”: “U”,
  51.                                 “males_35_44”: “Y”,
  52.                                 “females_35_44”: “U”,
  53.                                 “unknowngender_35_44”: “U”,
  54.                                 “males_45_54”: “U”,
  55.                                 “females_45_54”: “U”,
  56.                                 “unknowngender_45_54”: “U”,
  57.                                 “males_55_64”: “U”,
  58.                                 “females_55_64”: “Y”,
  59.                                 “unknowngender_55_64”: “U”,
  60.                                 “males_65_74”: “U”,
  61.                                 “females_65_74”: “U”,
  62.                                 “unknowngender_65_74”: “U”,
  63.                                 “males_75_plus”: “U”,
  64.                                 “females_75_plus”: “U”,
  65.                                 “unknowngender_75_plus”: “U”,
  66.                                 “personmaritalstatus”: “M”,
  67.                                 “inferredage”: “42”,
  68.                                 “occupationgroup”: “G”,
  69.                                 “personoccupation”: “0000”,
  70.                                 “ethnic_code”: “T3”,
  71.                                 “languagecode”: “E1”,
  72.                                 “ethnic_group”: “W”,
  73.                                 “religion_code”: “P”,
  74.                                 “hispaniccountrycode”: “00”,
  75.                                 “personeducation”: “U”,
  76.                                 “businessowner”: “U”,
  77.                                 “ethnicconfidencecode”: “U”,
  78.                                 “inferredhouseholdrank”: “1”,
  79.                                 “numberofadults”: “1”,
  80.                                 “generationsinhousehold”: “3”,
  81.                                 “presenceofcreditcard”: “Y”,
  82.                                 “presenceofgoldorplatinumcreditcard”: “Y”,
  83.                                 “presenceofpremiumcreditcard”: “Y”,
  84.                                 “presenceofupscaleretailcard”: “Y”,
  85.                                 “presenceofbankcard”: “Y”,
  86.                                 “gasdeptretailcardholder”: “Y”,
  87.                                 “americanexpresscard”: “U”,
  88.                                 “creditrating”: “F”,
  89.                                 “investment”: “Y”,
  90.                                 “investmentstocksecurities”: “Y”,
  91.                                 “networth”: “G”,
  92.                                 “numberoflinesofcredit”: “2”,
  93.                                 “credit_rangeofnewcredit”: “4”,
  94.                                 “americanexpressgoldpremium”: “U”,
  95.                                 “discovergoldpremium”: “U”,
  96.                                 “discoverregular”: “U”,
  97.                                 “gasolineorretailcardgoldpremium”: “U”,
  98.                                 “gasoline_retail_card_regular”: “”,
  99.                                 “mastercardgoldpremium”: “Y”,
  100.                                 “mastercardregular”: “U”,
  101.                                 “visagoldpremium”: “Y”,
  102.                                 “visaregular”: “Y”,
  103.                                 “credit_card_indicator”: “”,
  104.                                 “bank_card_holder”: “”,
  105.                                 “gas_department_retail_card_holder”: “”,
  106.                                 “travelandentertainmentcardholder”: “U”,
  107.                                 “creditcardholderunknowntype”: “Y”,
  108.                                 “premium_card_holder”: “”,
  109.                                 “upscale_department_store_card_holder”: “”,
  110.                                 “creditcarduser”: “Y”,
  111.                                 “creditcardnewissue”: “U”,
  112.                                 “bank_card_presence_in_household”: “”,
  113.                                 “investing_active”: “U”,
  114.                                 “investmentspersonal”: “Y”,
  115.                                 “investmentsrealestate”: “U”,
  116.                                 “investingfinancegrouping”: “Y”,
  117.                                 “investmentsforeign”: “U”,
  118.                                 “investmentestimatedresidentialpropertiesowned”: “U”,
  119.                                 “assimilationcodes”: “U”,
  120.                                 “valuehunter”: “Y”,
  121.                                 “opportunityseekers”: “Y”,
  122.                                 “newsandfinancial”: “U”,
  123.                                 “automotivebuff”: “Y”,
  124.                                 “bookreader”: “Y”,
  125.                                 “membershipclub”: “U”,
  126.                                 “computerowner”: “Y”,
  127.                                 “cookingenthusiast”: “Y”,
  128.                                 “do_it_yourselfers”: “Y”,
  129.                                 “exerciseenthusiast”: “Y”,
  130.                                 “gardener”: “Y”,
  131.                                 “golfenthusiasts”: “U”,
  132.                                 “homedecoratingenthusiast”: “Y”,
  133.                                 “outdoorenthusiast”: “Y”,
  134.                                 “outdoorsportslover”: “Y”,
  135.                                 “photography”: “Y”,
  136.                                 “traveler”: “Y”,
  137.                                 “pets”: “Y”,
  138.                                 “cats”: “U”,
  139.                                 “dogs”: “Y”,
  140.                                 “mailresponder”: “Y”,
  141.                                 “respondedtocatalog”: “”,
  142.                                 “sweepstakes”: “Y”,
  143.                                 “religiousmagazine”: “U”,
  144.                                 “malemerchbuyer”: “U”,
  145.                                 “femalemerchbuyer”: “Y”,
  146.                                 “crafts_hobbmerchbuyer”: “Y”,
  147.                                 “gardening_farmingbuyer”: “Y”,
  148.                                 “bookbuyer”: “Y”,
  149.                                 “collect_specialfoodsbuyer”: “Y”,
  150.                                 “religiouscontributor”: “U”,
  151.                                 “politicalcontributor”: “U”,
  152.                                 “health_institutioncontributor”: “Y”,
  153.                                 “charitable”: “Y”,
  154.                                 “generalcontributor”: “U”,
  155.                                 “donatestoenvironmentalcauses”: “Y”,
  156.                                 “donatesbymail”: “U”,
  157.                                 “veteraninhousehold”: “Y”,
  158.                                 “heavybusinesstravelers”: “”,
  159.                                 “hightechleader”: “U”,
  160.                                 “smoker”: “U”,
  161.                                 “mailorderbuyer”: “Y”,
  162.                                 “onlinepurchasingindicator”: “Y”,
  163.                                 “apparelwomens”: “Y”,
  164.                                 “apparelwomenspetite”: “U”,
  165.                                 “apparelwomensplussizes”: “U”,
  166.                                 “youngwomensapparel”: “U”,
  167.                                 “apparelmens”: “U”,
  168.                                 “apparelmensbigandtall”: “U”,
  169.                                 “youngmensapparel”: “U”,
  170.                                 “apparelchildrens”: “U”,
  171.                                 “healthandbeauty”: “Y”,
  172.                                 “beautycosmetics”: “Y”,
  173.                                 “jewelry”: “Y”,
  174.                                 “luggage”: “Y”,
  175.                                 “community_involvement_causes_supported_financially”: “”,
  176.                                 “animalwelfarecharitabledonation”: “Y”,
  177.                                 “artsorculturalcharitabledonation”: “U”,
  178.                                 “childrenscharitabledonation”: “Y”,
  179.                                 “environment_or_wildlife_charitable_donation”: “”,
  180.                                 “environmentalissuescharitabledonation”: “U”,
  181.                                 “internationalaidcharitabledonation”: “Y”,
  182.                                 “politicalcharitabledonation”: “U”,
  183.                                 “politicalconservativecharitabledonation”: “U”,
  184.                                 “politicalliberalcharitabledonation”: “U”,
  185.                                 “veteranscharitabledonation”: “Y”,
  186.                                 “charitabledonations_other”: “U”,
  187.                                 “communitycharities”: “Y”,
  188.                                 “parenting”: “U”,
  189.                                 “singleparent”: “Y”,
  190.                                 “childrensapparelinfantsandtoddlers”: “U”,
  191.                                 “childrenslearningandactivitytoys”: “U”,
  192.                                 “childrensproductsgeneralbabycare”: “U”,
  193.                                 “childrensproductsgeneralbacktoschool”: “U”,
  194.                                 “childrensproductsgeneral”: “Y”,
  195.                                 “youngadultinhousehold”: “U”,
  196.                                 “senioradultinhousehold”: “U”,
  197.                                 “childrensinterests”: “Y”,
  198.                                 “grandchildren”: “Y”,
  199.                                 “christianfamilies”: “U”,
  200.                                 “equestrian”: “U”,
  201.                                 “otherpetowner”: “Y”,
  202.                                 “careerimprovement”: “U”,
  203.                                 “workingwoman”: “Y”,
  204.                                 “africanamericanprofessionals”: “U”,
  205.                                 “sohoindicator”: “Y”,
  206.                                 “career”: “U”,
  207.                                 “booksandmagazinesmagazines”: “Y”,
  208.                                 “booksandmusicbooks”: “U”,
  209.                                 “booksandmusicbooksaudio”: “U”,
  210.                                 “readinggeneral”: “Y”,
  211.                                 “reading_religious_inspirational”: “”,
  212.                                 “readingsciencefiction”: “Y”,
  213.                                 “readingmagazines”: “Y”,
  214.                                 “readingaudiobooks”: “U”,
  215.                                 “readinggrouping”: “Y”,
  216.                                 “historymilitary”: “U”,
  217.                                 “currentaffairspolitics”: “Y”,
  218.                                 “religiousinspirational”: “Y”,
  219.                                 “sciencespace”: “U”,
  220.                                 “magazines”: “Y”,
  221.                                 “educationonline”: “Y”,
  222.                                 “gaming”: “U”,
  223.                                 “computinghomeofficegeneral”: “Y”,
  224.                                 “dvdsvideos”: “U”,
  225.                                 “electronicsandcomputingtvvideomoviewatcher”: “Y”,
  226.                                 “electronicscomputingandhomeoffice”: “Y”,
  227.                                 “highendappliances”: “U”,
  228.                                 “intendtopurchasehdtvsatellitedish”: “U”,
  229.                                 “musichomestereo”: “U”,
  230.                                 “musicplayer”: “Y”,
  231.                                 “musiccollector”: “U”,
  232.                                 “musicavidlistener”: “Y”,
  233.                                 “moviecollector”: “Y”,
  234.                                 “tvcable”: “U”,
  235.                                 “gamesvideogames”: “Y”,
  236.                                 “tvsatellitedish”: “Y”,
  237.                                 “computers”: “”,
  238.                                 “gamescomputergames”: “Y”,
  239.                                 “consumerelectronics”: “Y”,
  240.                                 “moviemusicgrouping”: “Y”,
  241.                                 “electronicscomputersgrouping”: “Y”,
  242.                                 “telecommunications”: “U”,
  243.                                 “artsandantiquesantiques”: “U”,
  244.                                 “artsandantiquesart”: “U”,
  245.                                 “theaterperformingarts”: “Y”,
  246.                                 “arts”: “U”,
  247.                                 “musicalinstruments”: “Y”,
  248.                                 “collectiblesgeneral”: “Y”,
  249.                                 “collectiblesstamps”: “Y”,
  250.                                 “collectiblescoins”: “Y”,
  251.                                 “collectiblesarts”: “U”,
  252.                                 “collectiblesantiques”: “U”,
  253.                                 “collectoravid”: “Y”,
  254.                                 “collectiblesandantiquesgrouping”: “Y”,
  255.                                 “collectiblessportsmemorabilia”: “U”,
  256.                                 “militarymemorabiliaweaponry”: “U”,
  257.                                 “lifestylesinterestsandpassionscollectibles”: “Y”,
  258.                                 “autowork”: “Y”,
  259.                                 “sewingknittingneedlework”: “Y”,
  260.                                 “woodworking”: “Y”,
  261.                                 “aviation”: “U”,
  262.                                 “houseplants”: “U”,
  263.                                 “crafts”: “Y”,
  264.                                 “homeandgarden”: “Y”,
  265.                                 “gardening”: “”,
  266.                                 “gardening2”: “”,
  267.                                 “homeimprovementgrouping”: “Y”,
  268.                                 “photographyandvideoequipment”: “U”,
  269.                                 “homefurnishingsdecorating”: “Y”,
  270.                                 “homeimprovement”: “Y”,
  271.                                 “intendtopurchasehomeimprovement”: “U”,
  272.                                 “foodwines”: “U”,
  273.                                 “cookinggeneral”: “Y”,
  274.                                 “cooking_gourmet”: “”,
  275.                                 “foodsnatural”: “Y”,
  276.                                 “cookingfoodgrouping”: “Y”,
  277.                                 “gamesboardgamespuzzles”: “U”,
  278.                                 “gamingcasino”: “U”,
  279.                                 “travelgrouping”: “Y”,
  280.                                 “travel”: “”,
  281.                                 “traveldomestic”: “Y”,
  282.                                 “travelinternational”: “U”,
  283.                                 “travelcruisevacations”: “Y”,
  284.                                 “homeliving”: “Y”,
  285.                                 “diyliving”: “Y”,
  286.                                 “sportyliving”: “U”,
  287.                                 “upscaleliving”: “Y”,
  288.                                 “culturalartisticliving”: “U”,
  289.                                 “highbrow”: “Y”,
  290.                                 “hightech_living”: “”,
  291.                                 “commonliving”: “Y”,
  292.                                 “professionalliving”: “Y”,
  293.                                 “broaderliving”: “Y”,
  294.                                 “exercisehealthgrouping”: “Y”,
  295.                                 “exerciserunningjogging”: “U”,
  296.                                 “exercisewalking”: “Y”,
  297.                                 “exerciseaerobic”: “Y”,
  298.                                 “spectatorsportsautomotorcycleracing”: “U”,
  299.                                 “spectatorsportstvsports”: “U”,
  300.                                 “spectatorsportsfootball”: “Y”,
  301.                                 “spectatorsportsbaseball”: “Y”,
  302.                                 “spectatorsportsbasketball”: “U”,
  303.                                 “spectatorsportshockey”: “U”,
  304.                                 “spectatorsportssoccer”: “U”,
  305.                                 “tennis”: “U”,
  306.                                 “snowskiing”: “U”,
  307.                                 “motorcycling”: “U”,
  308.                                 “nascar”: “U”,
  309.                                 “boatingsailing”: “Y”,
  310.                                 “scubadiving”: “U”,
  311.                                 “sportsandleisure”: “Y”,
  312.                                 “hunting”: “U”,
  313.                                 “fishing”: “Y”,
  314.                                 “campinghiking”: “Y”,
  315.                                 “huntingshooting”: “U”,
  316.                                 “sportsgrouping”: “Y”,
  317.                                 “outdoorsgrouping”: “Y”,
  318.                                 “healthmedical”: “Y”,
  319.                                 “dietingweightloss”: “Y”,
  320.                                 “selfimprovement”: “Y”,
  321.                                 “automotiveautopartsandaccessories”: “Y”,
  322.                                 “rdi”: “Y”,
  323.                                 “homeswimmingpoolindicator”: “U”,
  324.                                 “airconditioning”: “U”,
  325.                                 “homeheatindicator”: “U”,
  326.                                 “homepurchaseprice”: “0”,
  327.                                 “homepurchasepricecode”: “0”,
  328.                                 “home_purchase_date_year”: “0”,
  329.                                 “homepurchasedatemonth”: “0”,
  330.                                 “homepurchasedateday”: “0”,
  331.                                 “home_year_built”: “0”,
  332.                                 “estimatedcurrenthomevaluecode”: “M”,
  333.                                 “mortgageamountinthousands”: “0”,
  334.                                 “mortgageamountinthousandscode”: “0”,
  335.                                 “mortgagelendername”: “”,
  336.                                 “mortgagelendernameavailable”: “N”,
  337.                                 “mortgagerate”: “”,
  338.                                 “mortgageratetype”: “U”,
  339.                                 “mortgageloantype”: “U”,
  340.                                 “transactiontype”: “U”,
  341.                                 “deeddateofrefinanceyear”: “0”,
  342.                                 “deeddateofrefinancemonth”: “0”,
  343.                                 “deeddateofrefinanceday”: “0”,
  344.                                 “refinanceamountinthousands”: “0”,
  345.                                 “refinanceamountinthousandscode”: “0”,
  346.                                 “refinancelendername”: “”,
  347.                                 “refinancelendernameavailable”: “N”,
  348.                                 “refinanceratetype”: “U”,
  349.                                 “refinanceloantype”: “U”,
  350.                                 “censusmedianhomevalue”: “002136”,
  351.                                 “censusmedianhouseholdincome”: “00481”,
  352.                                 “cra_incomeclassificationcode”: “2”,
  353.                                 “mostrecentmortgageamount2nd”: “U”,
  354.                                 “purchase2ndmortgageamount”: “U”,
  355.                                 “mostrecentmortgagedate2nd”: “U”,
  356.                                 “purchasemortgagedate”: “U”,
  357.                                 “mostrecentmortgage2ndloantypecode”: “U”,
  358.                                 “purchase2ndmortgageloantypecode”: “U”,
  359.                                 “mostrecentlendercode”: “U”,
  360.                                 “mostrecent2ndlendercode”: “U”,
  361.                                 “purchaselendercode”: “U”,
  362.                                 “mostrecentlendername2nd”: “U”,
  363.                                 “purchase_lender_name”: “”,
  364.                                 “mostrecentmortgage2ndinterestratetype”: “U”,
  365.                                 “purchase2ndmortgageinterestratetype”: “U”,
  366.                                 “mostrecentmortgageinterestrate”: “U”,
  367.                                 “mostrecentmortgage2ndinterestrate”: “U”,
  368.                                 “purchase2ndmortgageinterestrate”: “U”,
  369.                                 “sewer”: “0”,
  370.                                 “water”: “0”,
  371.                                 “loantovalue”: “U”,
  372.                                 “passprospectorvaluehomevaluemortgagefile”: “U”,
  373.                                 “emailflag”: “N”,
  374.                                 “ncoa_effective_date”: “”,
  375.                                 “donotcall”: “0”,
  376.                                 “name”: “[redacted]”,
  377.                                 “email”: “[redacted]”,
  378.                                 “url”: “[redacted]”,
  379.                                 “ip”: “[redacted]”,
  380.                                 “date”: “11/24/2009”,
  381.                                 “individual_match_flag”: “Y”,
  382.                                 “email_score”: “B”