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The Lost Art of Task Modelling - Agile in the City Bristol 2018
A great presentation on task modelling, including an example of a real task model used for a service within the NHS.
task_modelling  modelling  user_experience  dopost  presentation 
4 days ago by niksilver
New AI fake text generator may be too dangerous to release, say creators | Technology | The Guardian
"The creators of a revolutionary AI system that can write news stories and works of fiction – dubbed “deepfakes for text” – have taken the unusual step of not releasing their research publicly, for fear of potential misuse."
artificial_intelligence  writing  ethics  dopost 
5 days ago by niksilver
Blockchain and Trust - Schneier on Security
Bruce Schneier argues that blockchain doesn't eliminate trust, and in fact is not worthy of most people's trust.
blockchain  trust  analysis  dopost 
5 days ago by niksilver
MIT Robot Learns How to Play Jenga - YouTube
"Using machine-learning and sensory hardware, Alberto Rodriguez, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and members of MIT's MCube lab, have developed a robot that is learning how to play the game Jenga®. The technology could be used in robots for manufacturing assembly lines."
artificial_intelligence  robot  jenga  video  physics  dopost 
19 days ago by niksilver
7GUIs
"7GUIs defines seven tasks that represent typical challenges in GUI programming. In addition, 7GUIs provides a recommended set of evaluation dimensions."
programming  guis  frameworks  evaluation  dopost 
19 days ago by niksilver
Facebook has been paying teens $20 a month for total access to their phone activity - The Verge
"Facebook was previously collecting some of this data through Onavo Protect, a VPN service that it acquired in 2013. The data has proven extremely valuable to Facebook in identifying up-and-coming competitors, then acquiring or cloning them."
privacy  facebook  apple  apps  competition  trust  dopost 
20 days ago by niksilver
A Tiny Screw Shows Why iPhones Won’t Be ‘Assembled in U.S.A.’ - The New York Times
"But when Apple began making the $3,000 computer in Austin, Tex., it struggled to find enough screws [...] In China, Apple relied on factories that can produce vast quantities of custom screws on short notice. In Texas, where they say everything is bigger, it turned out the screw suppliers were not."
hardware  apple  manufacturing  dopost 
22 days ago by niksilver
If you installed PEAR PHP in the last 6 months, you may be infected | Ars Technica
"Officials with the widely used PHP Extension and Application Repository have temporarily shut down most of their website and are urging users to inspect their systems after discovering hackers replaced the main package manager with a malicious one."
hacking  php  security  dopost 
27 days ago by niksilver
Don’t trust Daily Mail website, Microsoft browser warns users | Media | The Guardian
"[The browser] gives Mail Online, one of the world’s biggest news websites, one out of five on credibility – the same level as the Kremlin-backed RT news service."
mail_online  microsoft  news  media  trust  dopost 
27 days ago by niksilver
Phishing Quiz
"Identifying phishing can be harder than you think. Phishing is an attempt to trick you into giving up your personal information by pretending to be someone you know. Can you tell what's fake?"
phishing  security  quiz  dopost 
27 days ago by niksilver
Researchers discover state actor’s mobile malware efforts because of YOLO OPSEC | Ars Technica
"...As a result, the researchers were able to view communications between members of that [state-sponsored hacking] team and representatives of a number of zero-day and hacking-services providers as they explored purchasing the tools needed to gain access to their targets."
security  hacking  dopost 
28 days ago by niksilver
Agile Factsheets - Useful Agile Resources - Agility in Mind
"On this page you will find a set of useful agile factsheets which can be useful in many situations. You can download any one of them by clicking on a chosen image. If you can’t find what you need then you could visit our Frequent Agile Questions."
agile  guidelines  dopost 
5 weeks ago by niksilver
Enable or Disable IDN Punycode in Firefox Address Bar in Windows | Tutorials
"This tutorial will show you how enable or disable showing IDN punycode in the address bar of Firefox for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10."
firefox  security  unicode  punycode  tip  dopost 
6 weeks ago by niksilver
Together we can thwart the big-tech data grab. Here’s how | John Harris | Opinion | The Guardian
"...perhaps something truly radical is required: a reconceptualisation of what the internet is, and what happens to the data that determines who controls it."
data  google  artificial_intelligence  internet  tim_berners_lee  future  dopost 
6 weeks ago by niksilver
How Apps on Android Share Data with Facebook - Report | Privacy International
"We also found that some apps routinely send Facebook data that is incredibly detailed and sometimes sensitive. Again, this concerns data of people who are either logged out of Facebook or who do not have a Facebook account. A prime example is the travel search and price comparison app "KAYAK"..."
apps  facebook  privacy  security  dopost  report 
7 weeks ago by niksilver
The Verge 2018 tech report card: Facebook - The Verge
"Whether you’re evaluating the company by its financial performance, its public perception, or its ability to contain and avoid scandals, the company will end the year in worse shape than it began."
facebook  analysis  dopost 
7 weeks ago by niksilver
Iranian phishers bypass 2fa protections offered by Yahoo Mail and Gmail | Ars Technica
"A recent phishing campaign targeting US government officials, activists, and journalists is notable for using a technique that allowed the attackers to bypass two-factor authentication protections offered by services such as Gmail and Yahoo Mail, researchers said Thursday."
security  phishng  2fa  dopost  iran 
9 weeks ago by niksilver
Transformation Troubles - 7 Things To Avoid When You Move To Agile - Matt Hosking - Agile Cymru 2018 - YouTube
Matt Hosking on agile transformation. Includes "Organisational culture is defined by the lowest standard of behaviour the organisation is willing to put up with."
culture  transformation  agile  video  technical_debt  dopost 
9 weeks ago by niksilver
Music Software & Bad Interface Design: Avid’s Sibelius - YouTube
"Sibelius is the embodiment of what not to do as a user experience designer and this video covers a range of examples of inappropriate design patterns and bad user interface choices. Then I go insane."
video  sibelius  criticism  user_interfaces  design  dopost 
10 weeks ago by niksilver
Frequent Password Changes Is a Bad Security Idea - Schneier on Security
"I've been saying for years that it's bad security advice, that it encourages poor passwords. Lorrie Cranor, now the FTC's chief technologist, agrees..."
security  passwords  advice  dopost 
10 weeks ago by niksilver

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