Mapping coronavirus, responsibly The map is using totals (absolute values) as its raw data. There are very very few golden rules in cartography but this is one of them: you cannot map totals using a choropleth thematic mapping technique.
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Teens have figured out how to mess with Instagram’s tracking algorithm – CNETEach time she refreshed the Explore tab, it was a completely different topic, none of which she was interested in. That’s because Mosley wasn’t the only person using this account — it belonged to a group of her friends, at least five of whom could be on at any given time. Maybe they couldn’t hide their data footprints, but they could at least leave hundreds behind to confuse trackers. These teenagers are relying on a sophisticated network of trusted Instagram users to post content from multiple different devices, from multiple different locations. Assembler — a Jigsaw experimentAssembler analyzes images using detectors — technology trained to identify specific types of manipulation — and evaluates if and where images may have been altered. –this seems to be a pattern that won’t go well Steven Donovan on Instagram: “There were a lot of stairs to the bottom so @adrenaline.addiction took the quick way down as soon as we showed up. Most of the cenotes…”Seeing the second video gives a bit of insight into how strange the video work has gotten. That selfie stick . . . Wesley Aptekar-Cassels | Things I Believe About Software EngineeringBeing aligned with teammates on what you’re building is more important than building the right thing. Peak […]
My FreeCell Win Percentage is All I Have – McSweeney’s Internet Tendency The events of 2016 and ensuing chaos that seems to be 2017 have destroyed every illusion of control I thought I had over my life. So no, I do not think I’m placing too much weight on the value of my FreeCell win percentage, thank you very much. This site is “taking the edge off rant mode” by making readers pass a quiz before commenting » Nieman Journalism Lab Digital security is a controversial topic, and the conversation around security issues can become heated. But the conversation in the comments of the article was respectful and productive: Commenters shared links to books and other research, asked clarifying questions, and offered constructive feedback. The team at NRKbeta attributes the civil tenor of its comments to a feature it introduced last month. On some stories, potential commenters are now required to answer three basic multiple-choice questions about the article before they’re allowed to post a comment. (For instance, in the digital surveillance story: “What does DGF stand for?”) Exploring the world of digital detoxing | The Policy and Internet Blog The analogy between sugary, salty, or fatty foods and seductive technologies is drawn a lot — it was even made by danah boyd in 2009. Digital detoxing comes from a […]
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