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Measure the Future: Measuring Attention in Library Spaces
Imagine having a Google-Analytics-style dashboard for your library building: number of visits, what patrons browsed, what parts of the library were busy during which parts of the day, and more. Measure the Future is working to make that happen by using open-hardware based sensors that can collect data about building usage that is now invisible. Making these invisible occurrences explicit will allow librarians to make strategic decisions that create more efficient and effective experiences for their patrons.

Our goal is to enable libraries and librarians to make the tools that measure the future of the library as physical space. We are going to build open tools using open hardware and open source software, and then provide open tutorials so that libraries everywhere can build the tools for themselves.
Library-innovation  metrics  how-to  open-source  privacy 
yesterday by Psammead
Apple’s FaceID Could Be a Powerful Tool for Mass Spying | WIRED
This Tuesday Apple unveiled a new line of phones to much fanfare, but one feature immediately fell under scrutiny: FaceID, a tool that would use facial recognition to identify individuals and unlock their phones.
privacy 
yesterday by jeffhammond
The Real Value of a Privacy Fence
With a privacy fence, homeowners can enjoy the comfort of their backyards without worrying about nosy onlookers.
fence  privacy  residential 
yesterday by Adventure_Web
Apple Defends Siri Explaining How Its Voice Assistant Works – MacStories
On the heels of a feature story in Wired last week, Apple executives and engineers opened up about how Siri works in interviews with Fast Company. As the publication explained it, a narrative has emerged that Apple’s AI work is behind other companies’ efforts because of its dedication to user privacy.
In an interview with Fast Company, Apple’s Greg Joswiak disagrees...
The article provides concrete examples of how Siri works and the advances that have been made since it was introduced with a level of detail that has not been shared before.
The effectiveness of Siri and Apple’s machine learning research is an area where Apple’s culture of secrecy has hurt it. Apple seems to have recognized this and has made a concerted effort to turn perceptions around with interviews like the ones in Wired and Fast Company. Apple employees have also begun to engage in more public discussion of the company’s machine learning and AI initiatives through outlets like its recently-introduced journal and presentations made by Apple employees. Apple even enlisted The Rock to help it get the word out about Siri’s capabilities. Competition for virtual personal assistant supremacy has heated up, and Apple has signaled it has no intention of being left out or backing down.
siri  technology  privacy  AI 
yesterday by rgl7194
Facebook Faces a New World as Officials Rein In a Wild Web - The New York Times
On a muggy, late spring evening, Tuan Pham awoke to the police storming his house in Hanoi, Vietnam. They marched him to a police station and made their demand: Hand over your Facebook password. Mr.
facebook  priv  privacy 
yesterday by jeffhammond
Security Advisory: Mobile Phones – Kraken Blog
What follows are step-by-step instructions for setting up a secure Google account (Gmail, Voice, Drive, YouTube, etc.), and following that, steps for setting up Google Voice.
privacy  technology 
yesterday by W6AZ
Google search links secret, court-protected names to online coverage | Ottawa Citizen
Google is linking secret, court-protected names - including victim IDs - to online coverage
Privacy  from twitter_favs
yesterday by douglevin
"Bill C-59 introduces serious new problems that compound historical threats to civil liberties."
"Bill C-59 seeks to legitimize troubling conduct—from mass surveillance to state-sponsored hacking, impersonating journalists, and extensive data-mining—developed by these agencies in secret and without the public approval or extensive debate required by a democratic system."
crhesi  radar  share  human  rights  privacy  law 
yesterday by jamesshelley
End-to-End Encrypted Cloud Storage for Businesses | Tresorit
Encrypted cloud storage for your confidential files. Using Tresorit, files are encrypted before being uploaded to the cloud. Start encrypting files for free.
cloud  security  storage  encryption  backup  sync  privacy  usability  service 
yesterday by orlin
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Så slå Facebook-app’ens adgang til lokationsdata fra hvis du vil slippe for dette.
privacy  from twitter
yesterday by kimelmose

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