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Why we need cryptography

  • As data product technology matures, its potential to transform the substrate of our social structure does as well.
  • This kind of governance guided by technology is enabled through the behavioral footprints of data.
  • Transparency of network behavior can be quantified with how well can the gathered data describe the actual state of the networked system.
  • More transparency brings more potential to govern the future system state towards the desired outcome.
  • As we have seen, top-down governance enabled by the transparency of data without privacy can be harmful.
  • Cryptographic primitives form building blocks that can be used in software systems for that aim.
  • Digital signatures give us a trustable way to prove identity online by making the signature a function of the data that is signed.
  • Soon, we might see growing adoption from public institutions with the newly available tools to build privacy-preserving data products.

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Do face masks help? Studies leaning towards yes

  • And the second is a meta-analysis of all recent studies on the use of protective gear against SARS-CoV-2 and its relatives SARS and MERS.
  • It finds support for a protective effect of masks—as well as eye protection—although the underlying evidence isn't as strong as we might like.
  • Another 30 looked at different types of face masks; 13 focused specifically on eye protection.
  • For face masks, the researchers found that the overall protective effect appeared substantial, but the underlying evidence was weak.
  • The study has some obvious limitations: it's trying to integrate a huge amount of individual bits of research that may use different methods and measures of success.
  • One thing that the authors acknowledge failing to account for is any measure of the duration of exposure, which will undoubtedly influence the effectiveness of different forms of protection.

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Super-spreader events account for most coronavirus transmission - Business Insider

  • Super-spreader events, in which one person infects a disproportionately large number of others, are the primary means by which the coronavirus spreads, new research suggests.
  • The researchers also found that 70% of people infected with the coronavirus didn't pass it to anyone else, and that all super-spreading events involved indoor social gatherings.
  • But in the case of these Hong Kong super-spreading events, one person infected at least three times that many people.
  • Coronavirus super-spreader events have shared a few key characteristics: They've involved indoor gatherings in which lots of people from different households were in close, extended contact.
  • Japan's success stems from adherence to the "3 C's rule." The government told people to avoid closed spaces, crowded places, and close-contact settings — all of which are ripe for super-spreading events.

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Super-spreader events account for most coronavirus transmission - Business Insider

  • Super-spreader events, in which one person infects a disproportionately large number of others, are the primary means by which the coronavirus spreads, new research suggests.
  • The researchers also found that 70% of people infected with the coronavirus didn't pass it to anyone else, and that all super-spreading events involved indoor social gatherings.
  • But in the case of these Hong Kong super-spreading events, one person infected at least three times that many people.
  • Coronavirus super-spreader events have shared a few key characteristics: They've involved indoor gatherings in which lots of people from different households were in close, extended contact.
  • Japan's success stems from adherence to the "3 C's rule." The government told people to avoid closed spaces, crowded places, and close-contact settings — all of which are ripe for super-spreading events.

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Searchable.ai nabs additional $4M seed to continue building AI-driven search

  • Today the company announced an additional $4 million in seed capital to continue building its AI-driven search solution.
  • Today’s investment comes on top of the $2 million in seed money the startup announced in October.
  • Company co-founder and CEO Brian Shin said that when he presented to his investors in early March at the last event he attended before everything shut down, they approached him about additional money, and given the economic uncertainty he decided to take it.
  • The company is trying to solve enterprise search and being pre-revenue, Shin recognized that having additional capital would give them more room to build the product and get it to market.
  • The road map calls for a teams version where groups of employees can search among their different individual repositories, a developer version to build the search technology into other operations and eventually an enterprise tool.

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Postmodernism and Its Impact (2017)

  • Above all, postmodernists attacked science and its goal of attaining objective knowledge about a reality which exists independently of human perceptions which they saw as merely another form of constructed ideology dominated by bourgeois, western assumptions.
  • The modern era is the period of history which saw Renaissance Humanism, the Enlightenment, the Scientific Revolution and the development of liberal values and human rights; the period when Western societies gradually came to value reason and science over faith and superstition as routes to knowledge, and developed a concept of the person as an individual member of the human race deserving of rights and freedoms rather than as part of various collectives subject to rigid hierarchical roles in society.
  • If we see modernity as the tearing down of structures of power including feudalism, the Church, patriarchy, and Empire, postmodernists are attempting to continue it, but their targets are now science, reason, humanism and liberalism.

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2 lawyers in Minneapolis on helping protesters arrested by police - Business Insider

  • The program is currently directing most of its resources to help people who've been arrested following the protests over the death of George Floyd, who died in May after police officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee to Floyd's neck.
  • Essentially, it means that if a cop thinks they have probable cause to arrest someone they can do that, and then the state can hold them in custody for up to 36 hours before a prosecutor has to make a decision about whether they're going to charge the case or not.
  • On Monday, I was at the jail for about seven hours, and then I went over to a rally at the governor's mansion to talk about The Legal Rights Center's concerns for how the county attorney charged the case against Officer Chauvin.

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2 lawyers in Minneapolis on helping protesters arrested by police - Business Insider

  • The program is currently directing most of its resources to help people who've been arrested following the protests over the death of George Floyd, who died in May after police officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee to Floyd's neck.
  • Essentially, it means that if a cop thinks they have probable cause to arrest someone they can do that, and then the state can hold them in custody for up to 36 hours before a prosecutor has to make a decision about whether they're going to charge the case or not.
  • On Monday, I was at the jail for about seven hours, and then I went over to a rally at the governor's mansion to talk about The Legal Rights Center's concerns for how the county attorney charged the case against Officer Chauvin.

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