Gevers blames weak FR database security on a competitive marketplace, where a proof of concept is built and the product quickly marketed and sold. And though a government or company may learn from vulnerabilities, as time passes and people get promoted or leave their job, Gevers says the tendency is for organizations to forget what they learned about systems security. Which is why he would like to see cloud providers like AWS, Google, and Azure provide programmers with templates, such as are available from the Open Web Application Security Project, so that they can build safely and securely on those platforms. … [Read more...] about Due to weak oversight, we don’t really know how tech companies are using facial recognition data
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“Works included in this project are digitally designed and robotically manufactured out of the most abundant materials on our planet–the very materials found in trees, insect exoskeletons, apples, and bones,” the Mediated Matter group wrote in a statement. “Cellulose, chitosan, pectin, and calcium carbonate are combined and compounded with high spatial resolution over material tunability producing biodegradable composites with mechanical, chemical, and optical functional properties across length scales ranging from millimeters to meters.” … [Read more...] about Decay by design: These 3D-printed organic plastics naturally decompose
For the last several weeks, the ruling ice cream houses of New York City and San Francisco have been competing in a Foursquare competition called Game of Cones. Artisanal ice cream fans pledged allegiance to one of the “families” in these New York “houses”: Ample Hills Creamery, Big Gay Ice Cream Shop, Blue Marble, Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory, Chinatown Ice Cream Factory, Momofuku Milk Bar, Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream, Sundae and Cones, and Victory Garden–using Foursquare check-ins between June 7 and 21. … [Read more...] about Dennis Crowley Takes The Iron Throne, Celebrates A Big Gay Victory In Game of Cones
Soderbergh favors the kind of entertaining “content” that establishes aesthetic and emotion, rather than hitting selling points. “My favorite kind of advertising comes at things from an oblique angle,” he says. “When somebody does something that surprises you in a way you find either funny or emotional, some sort of switch has been flipped and you start to think about their product in a different way.” If the brand takes off, there’s an idea for a deliciously weird content series that Soderbergh’s noodling with a famous friend. In the meantime, the brand has scored its first product placement deal–and it’s a doozy. Singani 63 appears in a long scene (seriously, the duration and variety of shots of the bottle in the scene would make a brand integration pro weep) in David Fincher’s hit, Gone Girl. Rather than an official placement, it was more a favor or perhaps just a gag–Fincher had called Soderbergh to ask for a … [Read more...] about Steven Soderbergh’s Latest, Years-In-The Making Creative Project Will F#*& You Up
UC-Berkeley is also resisting machine-driven admissions. Janet Gilmore, UC-Berkeley’s senior director of communications & public affairs, says the university has no automated processes, and that the applicant’s complete file is evaluated by trained readers. Its admissions process website states that “race, ethnicity, gender, and religion are excluded from the criteria,” and that the school uses a holistic review process that looks at both academic (course difficulty, standardized test scores) and nonacademic factors. In the latter case, it could be personal qualities such as character and intellectual independence, or activities like volunteer service and leadership in community organizations. … [Read more...] about Schools are using software to help pick who gets in. What could go wrong?