MED 9.12.18

– Mediaeater Digest Wednesday 12th September 2018  –
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LIVE:   Apple Special Event  From the Steve Jobs Theater. [Apple]
Watch live September 12 at 10 a.m. PDT.

LIVE: Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century [FTC]
Hearings start tomorrow – full schedule on the click, first one up FTC Chairman Joe Simons will present opening remarks, followed by two days of discussion by a distinguished set of panelists who will discuss the following topics:  the current landscape of competition and consumer protection law and policy; whether the U.S. economy has become more concentrated and less competitive; the regulation of consumer data; antitrust law and the consumer welfare standard; …

LAW: EU approves controversial internet copyright law, including ‘link tax’ and ‘upload filter’ [VERGE] . – (The death of memes + link tax -ed)
Article 11 is intended to give publishers and newspapers a way to make money when companies like Google link to their stories, while Article 13 requires platforms like YouTube and Facebook to scan uploaded content to stop the unlicensed sharing of copyrighted material. Critics say these two provisions pose a dire threat to the free flow of information online, and will be open to abuse by copyright trolls and censors.

PAPER:  Scientists warn of potential serious health effects of 5G [pdf] (
Another view of 5G … We the undersigned, more than 180 scientists and doctors from 35 countries, recommend a moratorium on the roll-out of the fifth generation, 5G, for telecommunication until potential hazards for human health and the environment have been fully investigated by scientists independent from industry

TWITTER: Nearly 600 Russia-linked Twitter accounts tweeted about the Affordable Care Act and U.S. health policy from 2014 through this past May, new data show [WSJ]

Round up

UX: The Dark (Patterns) Side of UX Design [PDF]
PRIVACY: Google’s location privacy practices are under investigation in Arizona [WAPO]
ART: Conserve The Sound
CRYPTO:  Digging into Browser-Based Crypto Mining (
NY:  Brooklyn Book Festival  [BrooklynBookFestival]
PAPER: Deep image reconstruction from human brain activity [BioRxiv]