Daily Dish 011619

Daily Dish Wednesday 16th January, MMXIX
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italics and emphasis, mine

DNS recon & research, find & lookup dns records [DNSdumpster] is a free domain research tool that can discover hosts related to a domain. Finding visible hosts from the attackers perspective is an important part of the security assessment process.

After GDPR, The New York Times cut off ad exchanges in Europe — and kept growing ad revenue [digiday] The publisher blocked all open-exchange ad buying on its European pages, followed swiftly by behavioral targeting. Instead, NYT International focused on contextual and geographical targeting for programmatic guaranteed and private marketplace deals and has not seen ad revenues drop as a result, according to Jean-Christophe Demarta, svp for global advertising at New York Times International.

Facebook’s ’10 Year Challenge’ Is Just A Harmless Meme—Right [Wired] (ED note – posting a photo is not a challenge. –  everything you do online is training something, proceed with caution)  So many groans including this gem “Facial recognition’s potential is mostly mundane: age recognition is probably most useful for targeted advertising.”   Wired what has happened to to you?

What’s New for Artificial Intelligence in 2019? [AP] With all the growth seen in 2018, and with market research projecting considerable growth in AI across various sectors, it seems likely that the developments seen already in the first half of January 2019 indicate the pace of growth for the rest of the year.

Apple expands its reach with free Apple Music on Verizon Wireless [tc] Verizon Wireless is America’s largest wireless carriers though it’s unclear how many users will have access to this service. The free Apple Music offer is only available to Verizon subscribers on select plans. Starting January 17, Apple Music will be included in Beyond Unlimited and Above Unlimited plans. For other users, a six-month trial is still available.

A Camera Is Watching You in Your AirBnB: And, You Consented to It   [jeffreybigham.com] I looked at the home guide again, and it did say that there were cameras “at the entrance,” which these cameras clearly were not. I contacted AirBnB about it, and long story short they said the single photo above was proper disclosure of both cameras.  A lot of other weird stuff happened during this trip stemming from this — AirBnB told my host we asked about the cameras, he sent someone to snoop on us, he left us a bad review, etc. My favorite has to be when my host discovered that I had unplugged the cameras, he wrote:

Loneliness will shorten your life as much as smoking and drinking. By some measures, it’s worse than being obese. [wsj] (ED note – I have been spending time thinking about how to solve for loneliness – If you are thinking about this space please get in touch – it may be the only domain the big 6 are not working on (besides privacy which sadly is not a business)  this is not about dating apps)

Prix Ars Electronica 2019: Artificial Intelligence & Life Art [Ars Electronica] Every year, it’s one of the most important events in media art: When the winners of the long-standing Prix Ars Electronica are announced, creative minds from all over the world watch closely. This year, it will be even a little more exciting than usually: In addition to the existing Computer AnimationDigital Musics & Sound Art and U19 – CREATE YOUR WORLD categories, entries can also be submitted in the new Artificial Intelligence & Life Art category for the very first time in 2019 (from January 16, 2019 to March 1, 2019, here).

DuckDuckGo Taps Apple Maps to Power Private Search Results [spreadprivacy]  Naturally, our strict privacy policy of not collecting or sharing any personal information extends to this integration. We do not send any personally identifiable information such as IP address to Apple or other third parties. For local searches, where your approximate location information is sent by your browser to us, we discard it immediately after use.  (Ed note-  This was the year I deleted and stopped using Google Maps)