Google – A global hub for privacy engineering, in the heart of Europe We’re also working to empower more organizations to do this important work with a new Google Impact Challenge on Safety. It’s a 10 million euro grant fund to support nonprofits, universities, academic research institutions, for-profit social enterprises and other organizations that are already working across Europe on a range of safety issues, from keeping young people safe online to addressing hate crimes in their communities.
|Psychedelic flowers and singsong incantations — Björk’s lavish Utopia opens at The Shed, New York [FT] But all that, even the music, pales before the amazing videos by the German digital artist Tobias Gremmler. His imagery for the video short for Björk’s song “Tabula Rasa” from Utopia ends the set before the encores. Mostly his huge projections look like psychedelic flowers, but gradually a humanoid figure, like a young Björk avatar, emerges from the vegetation. All of it is unashamedly erotic, like a moving art-rock version of Georgia O’Keefe’s flowers|
Has Banksy painted a new mural in Venice? [theartnewspaper] The British street artist Banksy appears to have left his mark on the Venice Biennale with a stencil of a migrant child wearing a lifejacket holding aloft a fizzing neon pink flare.
Skip the Surveillance By Opting Out of Face Recognition At Airports [Eff] To skip the surveillance, CBP says you “should notify a CBP Officer or an airline or airport representative in order to seek an alternative means of verifying [your] identity and documents.” Do the same when you encounter this with an airline. While there should be signage near the face recognition area, it may not be clear. If you’re concerned about creating a slight delay for yourself or other passengers, take note: though CBP has claimed to have a 98% accuracy rating in their pilot programs, the Office of the Inspector General could not verify those numbers, and even a 2% error rate would cause thousands of people to be misidentified every day. Most face recognition technology has significantly lower accuracy ratings than that, so you might actually be speeding things up by skipping the surveillance.