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Forbes tested Amazon’s new facial recognition technology:
“So cheap, simple and speedy is Rekognition that it will likely transform the way we view our privacy online and in the ‘real world
The LEGO Movie 2 trailer is great. Hopefully the movie will be, too.
WWDC: “Bla bla bla”, “bla bla bla”, “favicons in Safari tabs…” Wait, what? Favicons? FAVICONS!! 🙃
Isn’t this great? I completely agree with Simon Kuestenmacher:
Artists who uplift the ugly corners of our cities are true urban heroes.
The best camera is the one you’ve used for work you find gratifying.
Om Malik hits it on head:
No matter where I go on the Internet, I feel like I am trapped in the “feed,” held down by algorithms that are like axes trying to make bespoke shirts out of silk.
YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, they are all about the lowest common denominator. There is no real personalized value we receive from providing our data, we are just data sources for the popularity contests.
I spent my Saturday helping out at the Kids Festival Wageningen. That included shooting photographs for the website and social media.
Like last year, it was a great day! 📷😎
Are their more bloggers who, like Jason Kottke, share their media diet?
Politico created a GDPR power matrix, plotting both regulators, politicians and companies along axes for their influence and preparedness.
While reading How Fortnite Captured Teens’ Hearts and Minds in the New Yorker, I feel like I almost understand the Fortnite hype. I must be getting old. 😉
Amazon is now also officially in the surveillance business:
The company has developed a powerful and dangerous new facial recognition system and is actively helping governments deploy it. Amazon calls the service “Rekognition.
Marketing materials and documents obtained by ACLU affiliates in three states reveal a product that can be readily used to violate civil liberties and civil rights. Powered by artificial intelligence, Rekognition can identify, track, and analyze people in real time and recognize up to 100 people in a single image. It can quickly scan information it collects against databases featuring tens of millions of faces, according to Amazon.
@BenedictEvans used to say that all software expands until it includes messaging. In the same vein: every large cloud computing provider eventually becomes a surveillance provider.
Isn’t the cloud lovely? ☁️
Dan Nosowitz hits the nail on the head in I Don’t Know How to Waste Time on the Internet Anymore:
And then, one day, I think in 2013, Twitter and Facebook were not really very fun anymore. And worse, the fun things they had supplanted were never coming back. Forums were depopulated; blogs were shut down. Twitter, one agent of their death, became completely worthless: a water-drop-torture feed of performative outrage, self-promotion, and discussion of Twitter itself. Facebook had become, well … you’ve been on Facebook.
Now it’s just ads and mediocre content marketing.
This looks like a useful resource: How to Easily Remove Old Tweets and Facebook Posts
Om Malik in Facebook, Social Media and the Social Contract:
The way I think about the problem we have right now (with social media) is to think about the problem we had in the past with tobacco.
We’re in the Uncanny Valley of Targeted Advertising. And the Electronic Frontier Foundation knows how we can get out of it.
Jason McIntosh is certain that the IndieWeb movement is ready for the next step.)