Massachusetts, it’s time to stop face surveillance. Somerville did it last week. Time for the state to follow. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/07/victory-somerville-massachusetts-stands-stop-face-surveillance
Somerville, Massachusetts just became the first East Coast city to ban the use of face surveillance by local government. https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/paj4ek/somerville-becomes-the-second-us-city-to-ban-facial-recognition
Reading this makes me wonder if wearing surgical masks (possibly with sunglasses) might be a good line of defense against facial recognition (and surveillance in general). Wearing a ski mask in non-sub-zero weather makes you look like a bank robber, but a surgical mask can be explained away by saying that you're a germaphobe, or that you just felt a little gross that morning and don't want to get anyone else sick.
This post should be cross-posted to Twitter. #crossposted
I was looking for PDFs of readings for the coming semester. I had found some, but there were several that I was having problems finding.
I asked some friends if they had copies. One of them responded saying, "No but I'm very good at googling things." Shortly after, she comes back with links to most of them. Needless to say, I was really thankful.
She keeps insisting that it's a useless skill, but I've found that knowing how to look for things in databases has proven useful time and time again.
DuckDuckGo now fingerprinting visitors
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GDPR question: what do I do to ensure compliance on a site where users can upload small bits of arbitrary data, some of which is likely to include personal data, but that doesn't explicitly solicit any identifiable info? There will be no user accounts or any way of associating information with a particular user other than what the user might include in what they post.
Can I just provide an email address that can be used to reach me, and ask users to get in touch if they want something deleted?
I'm "kechpaja" pretty much anywhere you see that username.
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