Credit Karma’s “Glitch”

Privacy legislation has to be something addressed in the next 10 years. The EU did GDPR and, aside from problems this country could learn from, that seems a good a blueprint as any. New: Credit Karma says a “glitch” allowed users to see other people’s full credit reports and user profiles.https://t.co/RE8jG3US7u — Zack Whittaker (@zackwhittaker) […]

Tech Buzzwords Explained

Tech buzzwords explained: AI- bunch of IF statements Blockchain- database Cloud- Somebody else’s computer IoT- Internet of Toasters Big data: Slightly too tedious for MS Excel. Data science: MS Access. Algorithm: Probably something about terrorists. — Pranay Pathole (@PPathole) June 26, 2019

Campus Delivery Robot

Prompted by a note from Listener Zach, we discuss the trend of “autonomous food delivery vehicles” on college campuses. Some of the highlights: “A non-robot way would be: a fixed program that says go forward 10 feet, turn right 90 degrees, go left 10 feet….it would never make it.” “I don’t know if I want […]

Bodies in Seats

An amazingly powerful read. From The Verge: At Facebook’s worst-performing content moderation site, operated by Cognizant in Tampa, FL one contractor has died, others have developed PTSD and fear for their lives.

Boaty’s Voyage of Discovery

I honestly feel like this was the best possible outcome, considering the naming kerfuffle previously. The yellow little submarine who could. From the NY Post: And when Boaty [the ship’s remotely operated undersea vehicle] took its first expedition in April 2017 to study the depths of the Southern Ocean, it uncovered a key process linking […]

We Have An Idea

Winklevoss twins, “We have an idea”. Zuckerberg, “Thanks for the idea. I’ll make an evil data mining version of it and call it Facebook” Winklevoss twins, “We have an idea”. Zuckerberg, “Thanks for the idea. I’ll make an evil data mining version of it and call it GlobalCoin”. — Ragnar Lifthrasir 🏴 (@Ragnarly) June 15, […]

Apple’s Find My

From Wired: Here’s how the new system works, as Apple describes it, step by step: When you first set up Find My on your Apple devices—and Apple confirmed you do need at least two devices for this feature to work—it generates an unguessable private key that’s shared on all those devices via end-to-end encrypted communication, […]