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Failure to cooperate – Net.Wars by Wendy Grossman

In her 2015 Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Sweat, on display nightly in London’s West End until mid-July, Lynn Nottage explores class and racial tensions in the impoverished, post-industrial town of Reading, PA. In scenes alternating between 2000 and 2008, she explores ...

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Do you eat sand? Privacy in the age of AI – Net.Wars by Wendy Grossman

Privacy, pioneering activist Simon Davies writes in his new book, Privacy: A Personal Chronicle, “varies widely according to context and environment to the extent that even after decades of academic interest in the subject, the world’s leading experts have been ...

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G in Genomics stands for Gullible – Net.Wars by Wendy Grossman

In 2011, as part of an investigation she conducted into the possible genetic origins of the streak of depression that ran through her family, the Danish neurobiologist Lone Frank had her genome sequenced and interviewed many participants in the newly-opening ...

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What the Internet is not for? – Net.Wars by Wendy Grossman

It may seem unfair to keep busting on the explosion of the Internet’s origin myths, but documenting what happens to the beliefs surrounding the beginning of a new technology may help foster more rational thinking next time. Today’s two cherished ...

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Misforgotten – Net.Wars by Wendy Grossman

“It’s amazing. We’re all just sitting here having lunch like nothing’s happening, but…” This was on Tuesday, as the British Parliament was getting ready to vote down the Brexit deal. This is definitely a form of privilege, but it’s hard ...

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Prognostalgia – Net.Wars by Wendy Grossman

“What seems to you like the big technology story of 2018?” I asked a friend. “The lack of excitement,” she replied. New stuff – the future – used to be a lot more fun, a phenomenon that New York Times ...

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Behind you! – Net.Wars by Wendy Grossman

For one reason or another – increasing surveillance powers, increasing awareness of the extent to which online activities are tracked by myriad data hogs, Edward Snowden – crypto parties have come somewhat back into vogue over the last few years ...

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Digital rights management – Net.Wars by Wendy Grossman

Originally published on Net.Wars “I think we would distinguish between the Internet and Facebook. They’re not the same thing.” With this, the MP Damian Collins (Conservative, Folkstone and Hythe) closed Tuesday’s hearing on fake news, in which representatives of nine ...

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The Brother proliferation – Net.Wars by Wendy Grossman

Originally posted on pelicancrossing.net There’s this about having one or two big threats: they distract attention from the copycat threats forming behind them. Unnoticed by most of us – the notable exception being Jeff Chester and his Center for Digital ...

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Escape from model land – Net.Wars by Wendy Grossman

“Models are best for understanding, but they are inherently wrong,” Helen Dacre said, evoking robotics engineer Bill Smart on sensors. Dacre was presenting a tool that combines weather forecasts, air quality measurements, and other data to help airlines and other ...

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