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Survey finds high levels of harassment in multiplayer games, as well as white supremacist recruiting attempts

October 16, 2019 No Comments

The ADL surveyed 1,045 US adult gamers (oversampling Jewish, Muslim, African American and Hispanic/Latinx individuals) and asked them about their experiences in multiplayer games: on the one hand, they found that playing these social games brought many benefits: friendship, support, fun, connection and romance; on the other hand, they found that a very high proportion…

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Andrew Yang is running for president in 2020. Here’s everything we know about the candidate and how he stacks up against the competition.

October 16, 2019 No Comments

Andrew YangAndrew YangEntrepreneur Andrew Yang is running for president in 2020, and his unique policy platform has garnered a surge of attention in recent months. Yang is sounding the alarm about the impacts of automation on the American economy and is best-known for his Freedom Dividend plan, which would give a $1,000 per month to every…

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POLITICO Playbook PM: Debate table setting

October 16, 2019 No Comments

THE FAA announced flight restrictions over President DONALD TRUMP’S Bedminster, N.J., golf club between Aug. 8 and Aug. 18, a sign that the president will be there for some period of time next month. The FAA notice (h/t AP’s Zeke Miller)TRUMP commemorated the 400th anniversary of the first representative legislative assembly in Virginia today. He…

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Managing International Trade in Commercial Spyware

October 16, 2019 No Comments

Siena Anstis, Ronald J. Deibert, and John Scott-Railton of Citizen Lab published an editorial calling for regulating the international trade in commercial surveillance systems until we can figure out how to curb human rights abuses. Any regime of rigorous human rights safeguards that would make a meaningful change to this marketplace would require many elements,…

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Congress To Think About Expense Banning Facial Recognition From Public Real Estate

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Brooklyn tenants are fighting a plan by their landlord, Nelson Management, to install facial recognition technology at the entrances of their rent-regulated complex in Brownsville. (Brahmjot Kaur / Gothamist) On the heels of a broadening debate over facial recognition software and its use on minority communities, a Brooklyn Congresswoman has introduced a bill to ban…

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The Weird, Dark History of 8chan and Its Founder Fredrick Brennan

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Fredrick Brennan is a vivid dreamer, and toward the end of his time running the notorious website 8chan, one sequence would play out in his mind night after night as he slept.Brennan, wheelchair-bound from a genetic disorder, dreamed that he was being hauled away by police and locked behind bars while dressed in an orange…

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Rashomon of Disclosure

October 16, 2019 No Comments

In a world of changing technology, there are few constants – but if there is one constant in security, it is the rhythmic flare-up of discussions about disclosure on the social-media-du-jour (mailing lists in the past, now mostly Twitter and Facebook). Many people in the industry have wrestled with, and contributed to, the discussions, norms,…

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Better Than Political Disputes

October 16, 2019 No Comments

High-information voters already have access to all the data they need to make choices based on substantive differences; low-information voters are no more likely to tune in to nuanced policy lectures than they are to seek out the detailed plans that politicians have already released. The true obstacle to a less “demeaning” campaign isn’t greedy…

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Summer camps use facial recognition so parents can watch from home

October 16, 2019 No Comments

The Bunk1 app uses facial-recognition technology to allow parents to see what their children are up to while they are away at summer camp. Parents can upload a photo of their child to the app and receive regular notifications asking “Is this your camper?” when new photos are posted. (Bunk1) When David Hiller’s two daughters…

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UK’s Brexit-like indecision on Huawei is hurting everyone – CNET

October 16, 2019 No Comments

What’s a government to do? Omar Marques/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Oh, the agony of indecision. It’s something the UK government knows a thing or two about. For a change, the big question the the country’s dithering over this week isn’t Brexit, but whether to allow mobile carriers to use Huawei equipment in their 5G…

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