MED 9.8.18


– Mediaeater Digest Saturday 8th September 2018  –
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We start with an outline: an exploded view of a planetary system across three stages of birth, life and death, accompanied by an essay in 21 parts. Together, this becomes an anatomical map of a single AI system.

Media:  Judging by the Cover: How the Magazine Industry’s Identity Crisis Is Playing Out on Its Front Page
“Somebody from our marketing department once said to me it would cost us up to $3 million a month in advertising to get as much exposure to the public as having our magazines out on the newsstand.”

Privacy:  Firefox about:config privacy settings
about:config settings to harden the Firefox browser. Privacy and performance enhancements.

Privacy: Wi-Fi Gets More Secure: Everything You Need to Know About WPA3
The biggest Wi-Fi security update in 14 years was recently unveiled by the Wi-Fi Alliance. The Wi-Fi Protected Access 3 (WPA3) security certificate protocol provides some much-needed updates to the WPA2 protocol introduced in 2004. Rather than a wholesale working of Wi-Fi security, WPA3 is focused on bringing new techniques to bear against the cracks that have begun to show in WPA2.

Tool: Computer Vision Annotation Tool (CVAT)
A web-based tool which helps to annotate video and images for Computer Vision algorithms

Tool: Mobile, chronological Twitter timeline view for desktop Twitter 
I use mobile w/search filters to view my twitter timeline both cleanly and in chronological order. Its a far superior experience for longtime users. Increase the size by +2 for a perfect UI.   Logged in to Twitter while reading this click the link to check it yourself.

Case Study: Google Fiber Is High-Speed Internet’s Most Successful Failure (
But we believe Google Fiber’s most significant impact was to change the nature of relations between infrastructure providers and local authorities. Even after substantial deregulation in the 1980’s and 1990’s, and even as separate networks and technologies converged on a single internet-based standard, local governments continued to treat network providers as quasi-governmental public utilities, regulating their construction efforts and access to public rights of way with cumbersome procedures developed decades earlier.

Opinion | Drawing the line against data abuse in open societies
“As a physician,” he continues, “I see the risks and consequences of algorithmic overreach in mental health falling into two camps: there are the risks of ‘false positives,’ of labeling healthy people as being mentally ill, and the risks of ‘false negatives,’ of missing cases of mental illness that actively require our attention.”

Arts: Deep Listening: Animal Collective & Coral Morphologic Dive Deep into Tangerine Reef
Tangerine Reef, a new audiovisual album by the musical experimentalists in Animal Collective, evolved out of Coral Orgy, a collaborative performance for which the art-science videography duo Coral Morphologic projected otherworldly imagery of small-scale sea creatures across five screens while the band played new music in response.