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Patent: Google Privacy-aware personalized content for the smart home [Google] The “privacy aware” (who’s privacy are we talking about -ed?) The sensor part of this patent is worth listing its inputs:

The sensors 12, in certain embodiments, may detect various properties such as acceleration, temperature, humidity, water, supplied power, proximity, external motion, device motion, sound signals, ultrasound signals, light signals, fire, smoke, carbon monoxide, global-positioning-satellite (GPS) signals, radio-frequency (RF), other electromagnetic signals or fields, visual features, textures, optical character recognition (OCR) signals, or the like. As such, the sensors 12 may include temperature sensor(s), humidity sensor(s), hazard-related sensor(s) or other environmental sensor(s), accelerometer(s), microphone(s), optical sensors up to and including camera(s) (e.g., charged coupled-device or video cameras), active or passive radiation sensors, GPS receiver(s), haptic sensors, OCR sensors, or RF identification detector(s). While FIG. 1 illustrates an embodiment with a single sensor, many embodiments may include multiple sensors. In some instances, the device 10 may include one or more primary sensors and one or more secondary sensors. Here, the primary sensor(s) may sense data central to the core operation of the device (e.g., visual/audio/haptic data about people and/or objects), while the secondary sensor(s) may sense other types of data (e.g., temperature, RF, location (GPS), characters (OCR)), which can be used for privacy-aware personalized content objectives.

Report: Cable companies issuing refunds for ‘The Match’  [reuters] Because of a problem with the interface for B/R Live, another Turner property, the event was made available via live stream at no cost.

Parliament seizes cache of Facebook internal papers  [theguardian] The cache shows Facebook was not only aware of the implications of its privacy policy, but actively exploited them, intentionally creating and effectively flagging up the loophole that Cambridge Analytica used to collect data

MP Ian Lucas —  Facebook has said: “The materials obtained by the DCMS committee are subject to a protective order of the San Mateo Superior Court restricting their disclosure. We have asked the DCMS committee to refrain from reviewing them and to return them to counsel or to Facebook.” Too late.

Wanted: The ‘perfect babysitter.’ Must pass AI scan for respect and attitude [washingtonpost]  Key graph here is this one … We should never read thee words:  The systems depend on black-box algorithms that give little detail about how they reduced the complexities of a person’s inner life into a calculation of virtue or harm.

The special effects for the computer-display in the glider from John Carpenter’s Escape From New York (1981)

Privacy is Power.