Mining bitcoin : How #bitcoin miners work — Quartz
Mining bitcoin : How #bitcoin miners work — Quartz
Who will own the data from your autonomous car?
The bill does have an entire section on privacy, even though that didn’t make it into the title. But, as privacy advocates note, while it requires manufacturers to develop a privacy plan that spells out to consumers what is collected, used, shared and stored, and also tells them what choices they have regarding those practices, there is nothing in the bill that says who owns the data, and how owners can access or delete it.
In response, the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) issued a statement arguing that, as they had recommended in testimony while the bill was being drafted, “consumers (should) control the personal information that is created and stored by the vehicles they operate, rent, and own”.
Based on support for the bill, EPIC and other advocates have an uphill climb. It was reported out of committee on a unanimous (54-0) vote.
The major focus of the bill is to create “a regulatory structure that allows for industry to safely innovate with significant government oversight,” according to committee chairman Greg Walden (R-Ore.).
It also includes a section on cybersecurity, but the language is not terribly reassuring there either, when it comes to vehicles moving at 65mph (105kph) miles per hour or more. It requires only that manufacturers have cybersecurity practices that will guard against “reasonably foreseeable” risks. Try getting agreement on that in a courtroom.
Besides the lack of anything explicit about who owns the data generated by the vehicle, EPIC also objected, in a letter to the committee in June, to a provision that forbids states, “from issuing any rule, regulation, or law that is not identical to a previously issued Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) issued by NHTSA (National Highway Transportation Safety Administration), including in the areas of software and communications systems”.
We Trained A Computer To Search For Hidden Spy Planes. This Is What It Found.
From planes tracking drug traffickers to those testing new spying technology, US airspace is buzzing with surveillance aircraft operated for law enforcement and the military.
Your ’Anonymous’ Browsing Data Isn’t Actually Anonymous
Assez fascinant article décrivant une enquête d’un journaliste allemand à partir d’échantillons fournis par des #courtiers en données de #navigation web. Croisés avec les post #twitter, il a pu identifier les habitudes de navigation de différents politiques ou juges allemands.
Who are the biggest spenders on lobbying? Is there a balance between corporate and public interest lobbying? Are lobbyists spending more or less than last year? Which organisations have the most meetings with the Commission elite? Which organisations have the most EU parliament lobbyist passes? LobbyFacts can help you answer these kinds of questions.
Study links most Amazon deforestation to 128 slaughterhouses
A new study by the NGO Imazon finds that just 128 slaughterhouses process 93 percent of cattle raised in the Brazilian Amazon. The areas of influence supplying the herds to those plants coincide with where the most Amazon deforestation occurs.
Inside Airbnb: Paris. Adding Data to the Debate.
How is Airbnb really being used in and affecting your neighbourhoods?
Démocratie ou Aristocratie ?
Démocratie ou Aristocratie ? Des mots, des mots... Démocratie ? - #DATAGUEULE 74
Facets contains two robust visualizations to aid in understanding and analyzing machine learning datasets. Get a sense of the shape of each feature of your dataset using Facets Overview, or explore individual observations using Facets Dive.
When scientists become ’data parasites,’ everybody wins
As the term may suggest, these scientists are sometimes discredited because they did not do any of the work involved in producing or paying for the original studies. To combat that stigma, there are people who are celebrating these scientists for using publicly available data in new ways. Casey Greene, a computational biologist at the University of Pennsylvania, started the Research Parasite Awards in 2016. He gives these awards to people who conduct rigorous secondary analysis on data shared by other researchers.
For example, one of the award winners in 2016 was Dr. Erick Turner, from the Oregon Health & Science University. Turner studied the published results of FDA-registered clinical trials for antidepressants, and discovered a significant publication bias.
Les données de 198 millions d’électeurs américains exposées sur internet
Des données personnelles détaillées sur 198 millions d’électeurs américains ont été brièvement mises à découvert sur internet par un prestataire du parti républicain et de la campagne de Donald Trump, a révélé lundi une société de cybersécurité, mais aucun piratage n’a été rapporté. La société de sécurité informatique UpGuard a rapporté que l’un de ses analystes avait découvert sur un serveur non sécurisé les données, qui incluaient la date de naissance, l’adresse, le numéro de téléphone, ainsi que des informations (...)
Republican Data-Mining Firm Exposed Personal Information for Virtually Every American Voter
The GOP’s 2016 presidential upset wasn’t surprising just because it put Donald Trump in the White House ; it also proved the party had vastly improved its ability to exploit data, including precision ad targeting campaigns on Facebook. Now comes the fallout of all that information hoarding : A California-based security researcher says Republican-linked election databases were inadvertently exposed to the entire internet, sans password, potentially violating the privacy of almost every single (...)
Vast set of public CVs reveals the world’s most migratory scientists | Science | AAAS
Science analyzed data from a new source: ORCID, the nonprofit organization that assigns unique identity codes to researchers (see full data set). ORCID wasn’t designed for that purpose, but its database of 3 million scientists—by far the largest public data set of academic CVs ever released—may become a vital tool for charting their flow around the world.
Covering the Extractive Industries | Global Investigative Journalism Network
There is a great deal of scope for journalists to do investigative reporting on the extractive sector. (…) Below, you can find a road map to improve your coverage, including new tools that enable journalists and bloggers to obtain and verify information, and where to get ideas for future stories.
Assassination Witness - Political killings in South Africa
et sur les assassinats politiques ce rapport de 2014 :
Be Careful Celebrating Google’s New Ad Blocker. Here’s What’s Really Going On.
Google, a data mining and extraction company that sells personal information to advertisers, has hit upon a neat idea to consolidate its already-dominant business : block competitors from appearing on its platforms. The company announced that it would establish an ad blocker for the Chrome web browser, which has become the most popular in America, employed by nearly half of the nation’s web users. The ad blocker — which Google is calling a “filter” — would roll out next year, and would be the (...)
The nine planetary boundaries - Stockholm Resilience Centre
– Stratospheric ozone depletion
– Loss of biosphere integrity (biodiversity loss and extinctions)
– Chemical pollution and the release of novel entities
– Climate Change
– Ocean acidification
– Freshwater consumption and the global hydrological cycle
– Land system change
– Nitrogen and phosphorus flows to the biosphere and oceans
– Atmospheric aerosol loading
The Global Food Prices Database has data on food prices (e.g., beans, rice, fish, and sugar) for 76 countries and some 1,500 markets. The dataset includes around 500,000 records and is updated monthly. The data goes back as far as 1992 for a few countries, although most of the price trends start in 2000-2002.
A Breathing Earth — Nadieh Bremer