Re: Apple and Google have too much control
No no no! Goodle and Apple aren't developing apps, they are contributing an API and permission model to allow 3rd party apps that operate in a decentralised fashion to use background bluetooth beacons.
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Don't most people use devices like this on a NATed subnet (i.e. the way most routers are set up)? So unless the STB is actively opening port forwards via UPnP then they can't be reached from the open Internet. These stories always seem more like publicity for the boutiques that release them. I'd certainly never heard of the one here!
That article is a shameless plug for the Chrtismas Lectures. The problem I have wuth her assertion that the developers should take an oath is that it is the VCs and business types that are pushing 'AI' (or 'statistics' as I tend to call it) - or narrowly capable and unready technologies - on the masses.
What is really needed is an NHS National Analytics Institute where researchers are invited to use the vast NHS datasets but where all analysis happens in house and the data never leave the premises. In this way the huge data pot could be exploited without leakage and without the Googles and Facebooks benefitting. I imagine that monetising it could be very lucrative for the NHS too.
The best bit about Mr Robot is the use of the Unix Command 'astu' - defined as:
NAME astu -- act similar to unix
SYNOPSIS astu [-command] […plotpoint]
DESCRIPTION Approximate a Unix shell like series of commands for the purposes of simulating an actual shell session in a Hollywood movie or television show. Specify a number of operands that simulate Unix commands and output critical plot points and text specific to the story or scene.
RETURN VALUES Returns a set of pseudo-Unix like responses to commands which furthers plot or scene in a way that is mostly understandable to non-technical audiences.
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