MED 092018


PRIVACY: Facebook and Twitter must comply with EU consumer rules or face sanctions [Reuters] Seven months after being told to bring their user terms in line with EU regulations, both Facebook and Twitter have yet to fully address all the issues, the European Commission said on Thursday

PRIVACY: John Hancock to only provide data-driven life insurance [CNBC]
Marianne Harrison, CEO of John Hancock, joins Power Lunch to discuss her company’s decision to only sell interactive life insurance policies that track fitness and health data through wearable devices and smartphones.

CRYPTO: National Museum of Computing to hold live Enigma code-breaking demo with a Bombe [TheRegister] As part of the World Computer Congress being held in Poland this Friday (21 September), the Bombe will be fired up and set to work decrypting messages sent from the eastern European country

PRIVACY: Data localisation: A matter of rule of law and economic development pdf



PUBLIC ART; Standing 26 feet tall and forged from painted steel, Isa Genzken’s yellow rose permanently installed at Zuccotti Park in lower Manhattan. 

STORY: The Man Booker Prize announces 2018 shortlist [themanbookerprize]

VIDEO:  Ryoji Ikeda : point of no return *CAUTION: STROBE EFFECT [vimeo]

ART-TECH: String Art – from the Hand of a Robot

Looking forward to Fridays NYC medialab workshop  Deepfakes and Other AI-Generated Synthetic Media: What Should We Fear? What Can We Do?  Sam Gregory, WITNESS

As more sophisticated, more personalized, more convincing audio and video manipulation emerges how do we get beyond the apocalyptic discussion of the “end of trust in images and audio” and instead focus on what we can do about malicious deepfakes and other AI-manipulated synthetic media?  Based on WITNESS’ collaborations with technologists, researchers, journalists and human rights activists, we’ll explore types of deepfake and synthetic media, brainstorm threat models and review possible technical, journalistic and policy solutions available to fight these malicious uses.

Next week 

9-26 LIVE/PRIVACY:   Examining Safeguards for Consumer Data Privacy
Witness testimony, opening statements, and a live video of the hearing


Todays banner image self portrait of an surveillance  AI  by  Rafael Lozano-Hemmer as part of his exhibition Confirmation Bias at bitforms gallery nye