Weekly Web Harvest for 2022-08-07
- Who Is Collecting Data from Your Car? – The Markup
- Does Your Car Need to Know Your Race and Heart Rate? – The Markup
One company, called High Mobility, advertises on its website 57 categories of data, including “Heart Rate” and “Race.” High Mobility CEO Risto Vahtra told Jon and Alfred that not all the data categories listed are used by its customers, but he did not respond to a follow-up question from me about the specific categories of Heart Rate and Race. Automakers such as Ford and Toyota have explored ways to monitor drivers’ heart rates for signs of a heart attack. It is not clear why autos would want to monitor a driver’s race.
- Super Punch: “The Straw Hat Riot of 1922 was a riot that occurred…in New York City, at the end of the summer as a result of unwritten rules in men’s fashions at the time”
Hard not to think about stuff like this when people talk about culture and change with things a bit more complex than hats.
- Finer grained control over CSS transforms with individual transform properties
- Ioannis Tz on Twitter: “Greek silver coin with octopus, from Syracuse, Sicily, 460-450 BC. https://t.co/yLOb0rjzIk” / Twitter
- xkcd: Asking Scientists Questions
- School districts facing ‘crisis’ teaching shortage – The Washington Post
Turns out novelty pencils, some gift cards, and supportive social media posts don’t make up for all of the huge problems.