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Greg Linden
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Wow, what has happened to Google+? This shared post of mine is filled with comment spam from trolls. It makes me think if Google isn't going to put in the effort to Google+, they should shut it down.

https://plus.google.com/+GregLinden/posts/KEqRPQjAEZk

There's hundreds of comments on that. I started to delete the spam, but it's all spam, and it's not worth the time. It makes Google+ unusable. I know I'm one of the few people still using Google+ actively, but, c'mon Google, is this really how you want Google+ to go out? Dying of spam and robot trolls?
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"The precision with which these platforms can be used to target particular types of users and to effectively distort their perception of the world around them makes the dominance of the Internet by Facebook and others even more dangerous, the researchers asserted."
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"It's clear now that we didn’t do enough to prevent these tools from being used for harm as well. That goes for fake news, foreign interference in elections and hate speech, as well as developers and data privacy. We didn’t take a broad enough view of our responsibility, and that was a big mistake. It was my mistake, and I’m sorry. I started Facebook, I run it, and I’m responsible for what happens here."
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Facebook’s second-in-command says the company expects to uncover additional violations of users’ personal data, just two days after it announced that the Trump campaign-linked data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica had accessed the information of as many as 87 million people.
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The importance of improving training data, often underestimated compared to the more research-y task of optimizing models against a fixed training set.

https://www.wired.com/story/google-turns-to-users-to-improve-its-ai-chops-outside-the-us/amp?__twitter_impression=true

https://mobile.twitter.com/ipeirotis/status/982257858854072320
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Predictable, but worth knowing the details: "Our research has shown that vulnerable libraries are widely used on the web"

https://queue.acm.org/detail.cfm?id=3205288
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Huh: "once a person is deceased, they no longer have a privacy interest in their dead body. That means they no longer have standing in court to assert privacy rights."

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2018/03/22/yes-cops-are-now-opening-iphones-with-dead-peoples-fingerprints/#625b0da393eb

HT, https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2018/03/unlocking_iphon.html
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This is great and applies to getting things done in any large organization. I particularly like "you can get more done if you don't care about who gets the credit".

https://twitter.com/KumarAGarg/status/981645784121823238
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