MEDIAEATER DIGEST, FRIDAY 16 NOVEMBER, MMXVIII
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The Facebook bashing + media reaction to the NYT story keeps keeping on. Facebook and the Age of Manipulation [NewYorker] . “For employees who took pride in joining Facebook, it is an uncomfortable phase.” , “They want to be proud at Thanksgiving.”
Its not like they are creepy or anything …. Facebook Filed A Patent To Predict Your Household’s Demographics Based On Family Photos [Buzzfeed] as part of the their “Predicting household demographics based on image data,” strategy or We know where you live and how much money you have photo caption feature.
Singapore to test facial recognition on lampposts, stoking privacy fears (reuters.com) the country aims to bring all of its 110,000 lampposts into the sensor network.
Artificial Intelligence, Like a Robot, Enhances Museum Experiences [NYT] Examples in a rapidly moving trend mixing art and technology. Artificial intelligence used by museums employed to develop everything from robots, chatbots and websites, to tools that help them analyze visitor data and their collections, and determine admission policies and exhibition content.
Night Sight: Seeing in the Dark on Pixel Phones a post on Google AI Blog that uses machine learning techniques to take sharp, clean photographs in very low light, even in light so dim you can’t see much with your own eyes.
Toward a comprehensive strategy to identify, pursue, and punish malicious cyber actors [thirdway] rarely caught and the effort to do so is uncoordinated, under-resourced, and under-prioritized. ‘The article was titled ‘To Catch a Hacker.. .’ I omitted the word hacker in posting as its factually not what hackers do. Not even crackers. ‘malicious cyber actors works fine. That said it is looking like traitor Jullian Assange facing DOJ charges. (pdf)
Introducing the 2018–19 MIT Media Lab Learning Fellows [MIT]
A millionaire couple is threatening to create a magic mushroom monopoly [QZ] Using pharma tactics to secure medical magic mushrooms.
NYC Nearly 150 Trees Ripped Down Across NYC, Parks Department Says [NBC] The inner paths of Union Square were closed Thursday evening as a safety measure, and will remain closed Friday morning. Immigrants Held in Detention for Months Without a Hearing: Lawsuit (This all happening in the quiet West Village on lower Varick St. Adding #201 to the “Architecture of Authority” NYC list -ed)
Speaking of the 6th Precinct (West Village) This Tweet threatening NYC bikers has backfired. People in glass houses should not throw stones “it would have taken me roughly an hour or two to write four times as many blocked bike lane summonses as Sixth Precinct officers have written all year.” (I can confirm first hand The 6 ignores doubled parked cars on their own block 24/7 as if it was a directive. Often blocking Hudson street and impending first responder vehicles – ed)
Finally today its that time of year when those who watch broadcast TV advertising moves from full-on dystopian (political + pharma ads 24/7) to luxury cars speeding home on snowy roads for holiday dinners, + cars in driveways with red bows on em. So not to be a total Srooge – this one resonated nicely – well done RCMH
Privacy is Power.