This time, it's the apparent lack of planning for location privacy protections in the new 911 Emergency Data Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking from our apparently on-the-take Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai. Via Jon Brodkin, writing at ArsTechnica, comes a significantly enhanced detailed analysis of the Chairman's latest playing-it-fast-and-loose with our data. Just Shameful.
In a not-too-astounding announcement, it seems MIT Academicians have found a new use for super-computational resources: The utilization of super comuting resources targeting so-called 'compressed bundles' with the ostensible outcome of attack detection. I'll wager there are foreword thinking data scientists bent over the same workwheel using so-called 'Cloud Computing' for the same task (at tenth of a percent of the cost per flop). Just sayin...
'"If you're trying to detect anomalous behavior, by definition that behavior is rare and unlikely," says Vijay Gadepally, a senior staff member at the Lincoln Laboratory Supercomputing Center (LLSC). "If you're sampling, it makes an already rare thing nearly impossible to find."' - via The Lincoln Laboratory at the Masachusetts Institute of Technology
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Don't have an account at Foursquare - then why is the company tracking you? The answers' both simple and profound: You are their Product. The latest revelations are part of the sideshow at SXSW 2019 in Austin, Texas and a component of it's 'Hypertrending' construct. What are they thinking?
"You might think you don’t use Foursquare, but chances are you do. Foursquare’s technology powers the geofilters in Snapchat, tagged tweets on Twitter; it’s in Uber, Apple Maps, Airbnb, WeChat, and Samsung phones, to name a few. (Condé Nast Traveler, owned by the same parent company as WIRED, relies on Foursquare data.)" - via the erudite Paris Martineau, writing for Condé Nast-owned Wired.