#MachineLearning is proving to be quite #exploit-able, humans need to stay in charge, with #AI only as an assistant:
"Hackers stuck a 2-inch strip of tape on a 35-mph speed sign and successfully tricked 2 Teslas into accelerating to 85 mph"
"The command line options we deserve" https://daniel.haxx.se/blog/2020/02/20/the-command-line-options-we-deserve/ - Why curl has so many options, why we can't change them and there will be more in the future. Should we add a (G)UI?
One murky area of #FreeSoftware is what the #mirrors do with the all the #metadata they inevitably collect. Big mirrors like https://mirrors.kernel.org/ have no apparent public #privacy #policy. Purdue PLUG https://plug-mirror.rcac.purdue.edu/info.html and FAU https://ftp.fau.de/datenschutz post theirs
The CIA literally owned Crypto AG from 1970 on, pushing out weakened crypto systems and allowing them to read messages sent around the world.
Our next #BinaryTransparency log is to monitor all the binaries for #Android SDK components that are #FreeSoftware. Those binaries are central to Android development, and #Google has done some strange things with them in the past. Its implemented as a git repo and has a basic JSON API https://gitlab.com/fdroid/android-sdk-transparency-log#readme
"There was a popular idea that spying on your spouse was fair game...making it detectable was not a priority." Learn more about the fight against stalkerware from @evacide's keynote at @AppSecCali: https://twitter.com/AppSecCali/status/1224392355312103424
Study: Facebook quitters report more life satisfaction, less depression and anxiety https://boingboing.net/2020/02/10/study-facebook-quitters-repor.html
free access to medical information is a moral imperative, #coronavirus is making this clear. #openaccess publishing should be a requirement for medical research https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/z3b3v5/archivists-are-bypassing-paywalls-to-share-studies-about-coronaviruses
The construction industry is a large contributor to #ClimateChange, destroying livable buildings makes it even worse.
Without a moratorium or a ban, law enforcement agencies will continue to exploit technologies like Clearview’s and hide their use from the public. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/01/clearview-ai-yet-another-example-why-we-need-ban-law-enforcement-use-face
Performance artist generates virtual traffic jams in Google Maps by pulling a wagon full of smartphones
The latest iOS & Android updates make the option to opt-out of location tracking very pronounced, & users are acting on it.
"Since the launch of iOS 13 last fall, the amount of background location data that marketers collect has dropped by 68%." https://www.fastcompany.com/90454921/apple-and-googles-tough-new-location-privacy-controls-are-working
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1223981147937562624
Here is some good #privacy news: the Eu Advocate General has concluded national mass retention laws in the EU are illegal. Countries can not demand that internet providers just keep massive amounts of personal data because it might be useful some day.
It has gotten ridiculous how much lighting humans live with now. I just donated to support #LightPollution research, like this awesome interactive map: https://www.lightpollutionmap.info/#zoom=4&lat=5759860&lon=1619364&layers=B0FFFFFTFFFFFFFF