Fooling Google Maps and creating fake traffic jams
All hail the activists of Dazzle Club, Londoners who paint their faces with CV Dazzle patterns that confound facial recognition algorithms and stage silent walks through the city in defiance of the largely unregulated police use of facial recognition systems
Hiding in plain sight: activists don camouflage to beat Met surveillance https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/feb/01/privacy-campaigners-dazzle-camouflage-met-police-surveillance
The disconnect between generations is sometimes really funny. Kato (big model train maker) and U Tokyo have released a booklet aimed at getting more kids into railway modelling and related skills. It's a paper booklet you order online and send a stamped addressed envelope for. I know its a space mostly occupied by old people but I can't even begin to imagine *how* it got to that state without someone saying 'Umm.... hold on what about a PDF file'
#railroad #railway #ngauge
Wow, some very interesting new research here: https://tpm.fail/
Researchers published attacks that can recover encryption keys from Trusted Computing Modules (TPMs) (which isn't supposed to be possible) by timing elliptic curve signature generation. "On Intel fTPM, our key recovery succeeds after about1,300 observations and in less than two minutes."
Nearly all Windows computers store BitLocker encryption keys in TPMs.
We have a group that distributes donated new toys to needy kids for Christmas. Amazon sell kids bagpipes. Oh the temptation #donoevil
A high-definition 3D scan of the 3,400-year-old Bust of Nefertiti has been released by the #Egyptian Museum of Berlin, thanks to the three-year effort of artist Cosmo Wenman: https://reason.com/2019/11/13/a-german-museum-tried-to-hide-this-stunning-3d-scan-of-an-iconic-egyptian-artifact-today-you-can-see-it-for-the-first-time/
Wenman has put the scan on Thingiverse, where it's available under a CC-BY-NC-SA license from the Egyptian Museum: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3974391
#apple being decidedly post-truth
"Apple does not take any actions to block consumers from seeking out or using repair shops that offer a broader range of repairs than those offered by Apple's authorised technicians."
"Despite initially losing the case last year, Apple is continuing its legal pursuit against the owner of a small, independent iPhone repair shop in Norway. "
So you can seek out repair shops freely, but repair shops are targets
Much of what’s being sold as "AI" today is snake oil. It does not and cannot work. In a talk at MIT yesterday, I described why this happening, how we can recognize flawed AI claims, and push back. Here are my annotated slides: https://www.cs.princeton.edu/~arvindn/talks/MIT-STS-AI-snakeoil.pdf
I was pleased to learn that youtube-dl supports downloading PeerTube videos such as https://video.lqdn.fr/videos/watch/70f2128c-8c06-4cc4-8a5a-bf77e765c8fd (Aral Balkan speaking to the powerless EU parliament)
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Linux Geeks doing what Linux Geeks do..