Silicon Valley Disrupts Its Own Ass

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Warren wrote:
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thoreau, you are whiter, maler, and privileger than my wildest fantasies.
Well yeah because your wildest fantasies are of Subic Bay.
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Warren wrote:
16 Jul 2019, 15:43
Eric the .5b wrote:
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I mean, fair enough. If you lack all empathy and don't take things affecting people's lives seriously, Trump's kind of a hoot.
Or if you've always had empathy and are grading on a curve.
Grading empathy on the curve is exactly the problem, Warren. "Speaking as one who is neither an immigrant nor a minority nor a woman, I think what they're experiencing under Trump is hilarious."
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We're all victims of implicit bias, one way or another. We don't carry the life experiences of people significantly different from us, so we don't process what would otherwise be the same new experiences the same way. I can't feel the ever present threat of sexual attack women walking alone feel, can't feel what it's like to be black and alone and stopped by a police car, don't expect to have to prove I'm an American to anyone, etc. When I visited Spain, my first reaction was disorientation at hearing all these white people speaking Spanish everywhere. We're all more comfortable with people who look like us, sound like us, etc. That's not a uniquely American problem. The uniquely American part is that, at least in principle, we recognize it's a problem. Our political fault line lies largely in how we want to address that problem.

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Also in how we assess the degree to which implicit bias drives the bus in human action.

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THREE YEARS OF MISERY INSIDE GOOGLE, THE HAPPIEST COMPANY IN TECH

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The cool Regus IPO shitshow has been quite a sight to see
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A Googler disrupts ICE's ass (second story)by taking a Ruby library he wrote off of Github and otherwise making it unavailable for use. This library he wrote was an add-on for software by a company he'd previously worked for, and it's apparently become indispensable to them since he left. (Going by the name, it probably provides a lot of convenience methods and and other "sugar" to make their software easier to code with.) It's apparently been bundled with software his old company sells to ICE, and his taking it down put them in an awkward position.

(Admittedly, he's in Pittsburgh.)
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The butthole story re:Facebook is moderately amusing and also why I look forward to the day lawsuits cause the firm to burn to the ground.
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The butthole story re:Facebook is moderately amusing and also why I look forward to the day lawsuits cause the firm to burn to the ground.
LOL Not a chance, they live in court.
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They lose in court, a lot.
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Slip inside a sleeping bag.

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lololololol∞
A facial-recognition company that contracts with powerful law-enforcement agencies just reported that an intruder stole its entire client list, according to a notification the company sent to its customers.

In the notification, which The Daily Beast reviewed, the startup Clearview AI disclosed to its customers that an intruder “gained unauthorized access” to its list of customers, to the number of user accounts those customers had set up, and to the number of searches its customers have conducted.
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Hugh Akston wrote:
26 Feb 2020, 20:51
lololololol∞
A facial-recognition company that contracts with powerful law-enforcement agencies just reported that an intruder stole its entire client list, according to a notification the company sent to its customers.

In the notification, which The Daily Beast reviewed, the startup Clearview AI disclosed to its customers that an intruder “gained unauthorized access” to its list of customers, to the number of user accounts those customers had set up, and to the number of searches its customers have conducted.
Go fuck yourselves you police state lap dogs.
In the best spirit of quis custodiet ipsos custodes, I do hope that entire client list is made public.

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D.A. Ridgely wrote:
26 Feb 2020, 21:40
Hugh Akston wrote:
26 Feb 2020, 20:51
lololololol∞
A facial-recognition company that contracts with powerful law-enforcement agencies just reported that an intruder stole its entire client list, according to a notification the company sent to its customers.

In the notification, which The Daily Beast reviewed, the startup Clearview AI disclosed to its customers that an intruder “gained unauthorized access” to its list of customers, to the number of user accounts those customers had set up, and to the number of searches its customers have conducted.
Go fuck yourselves you police state lap dogs.
In the best spirit of quis custodiet ipsos custodes, I do hope that entire client list is made public.
This my hope as well. 1 million points to the beautiful black hatted bastard who publishes it.
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I don't know that the list in and of itself is of interest. It would be interesting to find out Officer Joe is searching for his wife's divorce attorney and such.
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Warren wrote:
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I don't know that the list in and of itself is of interest. It would be interesting to find out Officer Joe is searching for his wife's divorce attorney and such.
Why wouldn’t it be of interest to find out whether a police department you are subject to and could exert some kind of pressure on is using this?
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lol pressure
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I was at least mildly surprised when SF banned cops and city agencies from using facial recognition but I don’t see why it couldn’t happen here as well. IL already has a pretty strong biometric privacy law.
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I would be interested to see whether PDs in places where using facial recognition has been banned are actually not using it, or they are using it but not submitting the findings for warrants or trial evidence. Stingray for example is a widely used technology, but no cops use it as an official evidentiary source.

Also, what are the consequences for cops using these verboten technologies? pillory? hanging? scaphism? a dressing-down from the appointed poobah followed by the blind assumption that everything is fixed now?
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Hugh Akston wrote:
27 Feb 2020, 13:50
I would be interested to see whether PDs in places where using facial recognition has been banned are actually not using it, or they are using it but not submitting the findings for warrants or trial evidence. Stingray for example is a widely used technology, but no cops use it as an official evidentiary source.

Also, what are the consequences for cops using these verboten technologies? pillory? hanging? scaphism? a dressing-down from the appointed poobah followed by the blind assumption that everything is fixed now?
Eventually, either the Supreme Court with expand its right to privacy to make illegal (i.e., warrantless) use of AI facial recognition searches or we'll pretty much just give up on privacy. Probably the latter, but if it turns out to be the former you could at least sue those police departments.

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D.A. Ridgely wrote:
27 Feb 2020, 14:03
Eventually, either the Supreme Court with expand its right to privacy to make illegal (i.e., warrantless) use of AI facial recognition searches or we'll pretty much just give up on privacy. Probably the latter, but if it turns out to be the former you could at least sue those police departments.
It is for sure going to be the latter. Any day now facial recognition is going to be built into Google Search.
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