Daily Dish March 8th 2019

Endeavor Returns Money to Saudi Arabia, Protesting Khashoggi Murder [artnewspaper/3] Endeavor’s clean break with the kingdom has made it an outlier in the business community.

Thread for those who teach or study information privacy: [Twitter/1] So I gave my information privacy students (2Ls and 3Ls) a project for spring break, after we learned about anonymous speech, reasonable expectation of privacy, third party doctrine, and privacy by obscurity. 1/6

SharpAI/DeepCamera [github /0] Deep Learning video processing surveillance on ARM GPU for face recognition and much more on the way. Turn existing camera into AI-powered. Production level platform for edge AI using ARM GPU/NPU, leveraging AutoML.

Taxing your privacy – Helping governments monetize data collection is big business [TC/17] Similarly, ClearRoad is a “road pricing transaction processor” that leverages data from vehicles to help governments determine road usage for new revenue streams. Safegraph, on the other hand, is a company that daily collects millions of trackers from smartphones via apps, APIs and other delivery methods often leaving the business of disclosure up to third parties. Data like this has begun to make its way into smart city applications, which could impact industries as varied as the real estate market to the gig economy.

Spotify And Amazon ‘Sue Songwriters’ With Appeal Against 44% Royalty Rise In The United States [mbw /14] “We thank Apple Music for accepting the CRB decision and continuing its practice of being a friend to songwriters. While Spotify and Amazon surely hope this will play out in a quiet appellate courtroom, every songwriter and every fan of music should stand up and take notice. We will fight with every available resource to protect the CRB’s decision.”

DeepMind is asking how Google helped turn the internet into an echo chamber [mit /21] Konstan also critiques the DeepMind study for approaching filter bubbles and echo chambers as machine-learning simulations rather than interactive systems involving humans—a limitation the researchers noted as well. “I am always concerned about work that is limited to simulation studies (or offline data analyses),” he says. “People are complex. On the one hand we know they value diversity, but on the other hand we also know that if we stretch the recommendations too far—to the point where users feel we are not trustworthy—we may lose the users entirely.”

Fight over the Amazon domain name pits Nature against Mammon [FT/9] But to no avail. When a meeting of the Icann board appeared to side with Amazon inc last October, the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization, a group of eight Latin American governments, delivered a hotly-worded rebuke.

The George Michael Collection [christies/24] The collection represents a unique dialogue between George Michael and his British contemporaries in the visual arts, such as Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Sarah Lucas, Michael Craig-Martin and Marc Quinn, who rose to prominence by challenging the status quo, and together created the Young British Art movement. George Michael developed friendships with many of these YBA artists through visits to galleries and their studios, and the collection reflects his dedication to cutting-edge creativity and his instinctive support of young, emerging artistic talent