Understanding the distance between characters

DSK: “Data protection compliant operation of a [Facebook] fan page is not possible.” [datenschutzzentrum.de] (End of day for ‘fan pages’ perhaps., -ED) Translated Among other things, the ECJ emphasized that “the fanpages maintained on Facebook can also be visited by people who are not Facebook users and therefore do not have a user account on this social network. In this case, the responsibility of the operator of the fan page with regard to the processing of personal data of these persons appears even higher, since the mere access of the fan page by visitors automatically triggers the processing of their personal data. “

Facebook Bends to EU Pressure on ‘Misleading’ Fine Print [WSJ/30] , Facebook will spell out for users how it makes money by using personal information about them to sell targeted advertising, and clarify that it can be held liable for misuse of user data when it “has not acted with due professional diligence.”

Old-school printed books may be better than e-books for teaching kids to read [cbc.ca/20]in a recent issue of the journal Pediatrics, Munzer said parents and toddlers chatted less about what was happening in the story when reading an e-book together. With an electronic story, more of the dialogue focused on swiping the page, tapping, or struggles over who was in control of the tablet, Munzer said.

This is why we can’t have nice things [digitstodollars.com/3] However, for the majority of the industry, the hard, cold reality is that handset profits are non-existent. And the only way for these companies to remain viable is to sell out their users. The foundations of Surveillance Capitalism are built on this. And the only way out of this is to change the underlying economics of handsets. It is not clear how that would come about. Certainly, the rise in phone prices seen in recent years may help. But those phones are only viable for a small segment of the population.

Counting the Countless – Why data science is a profound threat for queer people [realifemag/2] As with administrative violence, we have to ask, Who does this harm the most? The people caught in this trap are disproportionately likely to be already marginalized, already marked — the poor, immigrants, people of color. The system’s integration with things like apps for discounts and coupons renders people without smartphones invisible.

Top Ten Most Challenged Books Top Eleven for 2018 #2 book on the list is a spoof of Mike Pence. ‘A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo’ by Jill Twiss, illustrated by EG KellerReasons: banned and challenged for including LGBTQIA+ content, and for political and religious viewpoints


Database: Acoustic + meta features of albums and songs on the Billboard 200 [componants.one/2] A database containing the following tables: 574,000 rows containing all albums in the Billboard 200 from 1/5/1963 to 1/19/2019. Each row contains the album’s place in the charts, the week of the chart, album name, artist name, and where available from Spotify and not null in the table, the number of tracks, and length of the album in milliseconds. This table is titled “albums”.

Public Sans – A strong, neutral typeface for text or display [digital.gov]

Repeater Data Dump [bandcamp] Love the format of this release —Some folders will be labeled by the name of contributor and others regarding its content, others may be more cryptic! You can expect to find: A mix tape of music recorded and produced during the residency. Interviews, jpegs, videos, mp3s, Html, PDFs and etc etc

Ethical Alternatives & Resources [ethical.net]