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DISCOURSE: Removing Additional Inauthentic Activity from Facebook  [Facebook]Facebook takes down pages spreading fake news and clickbait  [FT]  The disinformation included false stories spread about Christine Blasey Ford Facebook removed 559 pages and 251 accounts, including Right Wing News, which had more than 3.1m followers, Resistance, with 240,000 followers, and Reverb Press, with 816,000.

PRIVACY: Equity and Digital Privacy in NYC    []  Anyone interested in the digital welfare of NYC communities should take a hard look at how cities collect, control, and share out data that is collected from the public, in public spaces. Yet the City also has a responsibility to protect residents from digital risks and harms emerging from their contracts with franchisees for private home internet service.\

BLOCKCHAIN: DHS Science & Technology Directorate Flowchart – Do you need a share consistent data store? [IMG] I recommend this Vinton G Cerf  – Simple Flowchart 

INFO-SEC:  Joint report on publicly available hacking tools [PDF] [National Cyber Security Centere]

MAN-MACHINE: The Pentagon’s Push to Program Soldiers’ Brains [theatlantic] The mission is to make human beings something other than what we are, with powers beyond the ones we’re born with.

MAN-MACHINE: Atlas does parkour [youtube] control software uses the whole body including legs, arms and torso, to marshal the energy and strength for jumping over the log and leaping up the steps without breaking its pace. Atlas uses computer vision to locate itself with respect to visible markers on the approach to hit the terrain accurately.

CONFERENCE: DIGITAL ART #MIRA2018  Barcelona’s digital arts festival 8-10 November: Strong lineup 

CONFERENCE: PRIVACY Reconfiguring Anonymity 

VIDEO ART:  Tony Oursler : Tear of The Cloud  [Oct 10, 2018 – Oct 31, 2018 7 – 10PM, Tuesday–Sunday Riverside Park South / Hudson River]   Five digital projections superimposed onto the landmarked 69th Street Transfer Bridge Gantry, the surrounding landscape, and the flowing water of the Hudson River itself. These spectral images combine with an evocative soundscape to create a dramatic experience that transforms Riverside Park each night.