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San Francisco Is Right: Facial Recognition Must Be Put On Hold  NYT – “The technology is unregulated and rife with error. We shouldn’t deploy it without strong privacy rules. “ Writes NYT Farhad Manjoo. Just starts to touch on the issues — The headline is always about the technology being imperfect – perfection is just a matter of time and finely tuning an AI that was not built with diversity in mine or rules of use. – This is about ethics, privacy and how we want to live our lives.

Also of note this Vox piece — San Francisco banned facial recognition tech. Here’s why other cities should too. Uses the line that resonates the most “the plutonium of AI”?

Related reading: Exploring Data Justice: Conceptions, Applications and Directions “data justice” not just an oxymoron – a mechanism for change and awareness.

Why Play a Music CD? ‘No Ads, No Privacy Terrors, No Algorithms’
[nyt] but here’s why Ben Sisario, who covers the music industry, still likes to listen to compact discs. – – I tend to think of this as mostly a matter of corporate warfare. These companies are in a race for market dominance around the world, and the gloves are off. For Spotify, anything that hinders Apple, even a little, can provide an advantage. On the other hand, Apple’s gigantic size means it will always be on the defensive against regulation.