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The Urgent Quest for Slower, Better News [newyorker/33] Rauch points to the U.K.-based quarterly Delayed Gratification, which was established in 2011, as an example of Slow Media in action. Delayed Gratification, which has a Web site but is primarily print-based, describes itself as “the world’s first Slow Journalism magazine.” It promises to revisit “the events of the previous three months to see what happened after the dust settled and the news agenda moved on” and declares itself “proud to be ‘Last to Breaking News.’ ”

Google – Take your machine learning projects to production [google/8] AI Platform makes it easy for machine learning developers, data scientists, and data engineers to take their ML projects from ideation to production and deployment, quickly and cost-effectivel

Further the details Legislation to Ban Manipulative ‘Dark Patterns [senate.gov/4]  The Deceptive Experiences To Online Users Reduction (DETOUR) Act aims to curb manipulative dark pattern behavior by prohibiting the largest online platforms (those with over 100 million monthly active users) from relying on user interfaces that intentionally impair user autonomy, decision-making, or choice. The full bill text is available here.  (Seems light at first read and why 100M MAU line in the sand – ED)

Microsoft worked with Chinese military university on AI [FT9] Microsoft has been working with a Chinese military-run university on artificial intelligence research that could be used for surveillance and censorship.— Let’s suppose I’m an intelligence agency and I have pictures of people of interest; I can use the system to tell something about the place they’re in that they didn’t realise they were giving away.”

Open Questions about Generative Adversarial Networks [distill.pub /2] What we’d like to find out about GANs that we don’t know yet.

No, Your Instagram ‘Influence’ Is Not as Good as Cash, Club Owner Says [NYT /] The typical email from a “wannabe influencer” is something like: “I’m coming from the 25th to the 27th. We need three beds and food and accommodation.” In exchange, the traveler offers content instead of money.“We found this disrespectful,” he said in an interview Monday night. It didn’t help that often the “influencers” had fewer than 2,000 Instagram followers. “How can you help me if you are no one?” he asked.

Apple – Privacy on iPhone — Private Side advertisement