Daily Dish 010919

Daily Dish Wed  9th January, MMXIX
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INFOSEC: Criminal prosecution of Cambridge Analytica (SCL Elections Ltd) begins in UK tomorrow. It’s a crime to defy an order from the Information Commissioner’s Office. They refuse to disclose a complete US voter file despite a legal order from their regulator.  [twitter] . (as noted the US FTC is currently in shutdown mode preventing their Facebook Cambridge Analytica investigation  from advancing -ed)

PRIVACY: Data brokers: regulators try to rein in the ‘privacy deathstars [FT] There are many personal details that Paul-Olivier Dehaye is willing to share online, but the behaviour of his bladder is not one of them. Yet when the Belgian privacy campaigner requested his data from advertising technology company Amobee, he found the business had predicted that on June 9 he was “likely to suffer from overactive bladder”.

PRIVACY: I Gave a Bounty Hunter $300. Then He Located Our Phone  T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T are selling access to their customers’ location data, and that data is ending up in the hands of bounty hunters and others not authorized to possess it, letting them track most phones in the country.  (Time to focus on this in parallel with social network and app behaviors, if this came out of the latter co’s it would be get far more attention -ed)

BUSINESS: Cory Doctorow: Disruption for Thee, But Not for Me [locusmag] But imagine a disruptive app that disrupted the disrupters. Imagine if I could install a version of Ride (call it Meta-Uber) that knew about all the driver co-ops in the world. When I landed, I’d page a car with Uber or Lyft, but once a driver accepted the hail, my Meta-Uber app would signal the driver’s phone and ask, “Do you have a driver co-op app on your phone?” If the driver and I both had the co-op app, our apps would cancel the Uber reservation and re-book the trip with Meta-Uber.

ARTS-NYC:  Some developers realize that big glass and cement building and cities are nothing with out culture.  The inaugural program is up it supports creative invention and parity across all art forms.  On my list shed commission – Björk’s Cornucopia In a first for the innovative multidisciplinary artist, Björk and a team of digital and theatrical collaborators, including Tony Award-winning director John Tiffany, will present a new staged concert of live musical arrangements, digital technology, and stunning visuals. A chorus and cast of musicians will join Björk for this eight-concert engagement in The Shed’s iconic space, The McCourt.

ARTS-LONDON: Condo London 2019  A free London-wide exhibition, where 46 international galleries (from cities including São Paulo, New York, LA, Berlin, Mexico City and Lisbon) will be in residence in 17 newer spaces in London.