Apple CSAM: Privacy fiascos

The links taken from this blog. A collection of links: Ars Technica: Apple photo-scanning plan faces global backlash from 90 rights groupsNew York Times: Apple’s Illusion of Privacy Is Getting Harder to SellWashington Post: We built a system like Apple’s to flag child sexual abuse material — and concluded the tech was dangerousMac Observer: Apple, You Broke Your Privacy … Continue reading Apple CSAM: Privacy fiascos

AI in social media

From the WSJ investigation A Wall Street Journal investigation found that TikTok only needs one important piece of information to figure out what you want: the amount of time you linger over a piece of content. Every second you hesitate or rewatch, the app is tracking you. This is a disturbing investigation in a … Continue reading AI in social media

Best Practises

Will Gallego writes: Best practices aren’t universal and the use of the term without deeper consideration can be problematic. They’re straightforward, simplistic answers to difficult questions. Quick answers can at times work in our favor, a way to avoid cognitive overhead and set a clear path to a solution. In fact, we regularly need shortcuts in our … Continue reading Best Practises

Blockchains in healthcare

A comment on hacker news forum: Current blockchain technologies aren't scalable enough for storing clinical data. The volumes are just way too high. And blockchain doesn't really give us anything we need. There are only a limited number of payers and providers, and they can all trust each other to an extent based on legal … Continue reading Blockchains in healthcare

Open Source: A developer’s perspective on consumer technology

Jamie writes on his blog: The cracks started to appear in 2016 though. The ecosystem of professional apps weren’t really developing for iPad, and I found it limiting for anything other than web browsing or reading emails. It was still wonderful as a “thin client”, but that’s more an endorsement for the Linux servers as … Continue reading Open Source: A developer’s perspective on consumer technology