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NEWS I HOPE YOU CAN’T USE: The 21 biggest data breaches of 2018
Vladimir Putin's Stasi identity card discovered in German archives - The Sydney Morning Herald
Tibet gets a warmer reception as world wakes to Beijing's methods
Dollar Stores Are Targeting Struggling Urban Neighborhoods and Small Towns. One Community Is Showing How to Fight Back. Institute for Local Self-Reliance
Top 10 emerging technologies of 2018
Half of the world is now officially online, but several thorny new problems now threaten the digital economy Business Insider
- Home appraisals could be done electronically without the need for a licensed human regulator, according to new proposals
- Regulators say the vast majority of homes could be appraised using electronic algorithms which could make house buying faster and cheaper
- About 214,000 home sales could have been made last year with the change
- House appraisers were largely blamed for inflating prices during the crash…”
Every moment of every day mobile phone apps collect detailed location data - The New York Times – “The millions of dots on the map trace highways, side streets and bike trails — each one following the path of an anonymous cellphone user. One path tracks someone from a home outside Newark to a nearby Planned Parenthood, remaining there for more than an hour. Another represents a person who travels with the mayor of New York during the day and returns to Long Island at night. Yet another leaves a house in upstate New York at 7 a.m. and travels to a middle school 14 miles away, staying until late afternoon each school day.
“Experts say the rise of artificial intelligence will make most people better off over the next decade, but many have concerns about how advances in AI will affect what it means to be human, to be productive and to exercise free will. Digital life is augmenting human capacities and disrupting eons-old human activities. Code-driven systems have spread to more than half of the world’s inhabitants in ambient information and connectivity, offering previously unimagined opportunities and unprecedented threats. As emerging algorithm-driven artificial intelligence (AI) continues to spread, will people be better off than they are today? Some 979 technology pioneers, innovators, developers, business and policy leaders, researchers and activists answered this question in a canvassing of experts conducted in the summer of 2018. The experts predicted networked artificial intelligence will amplify human effectiveness but also threaten human autonomy, agency and capabilities.
What do different generations want from work?
JOB SECURITY: There are plenty of stereotypes about what the different generations want out of work, but on the big questions there's actually little difference, say experts.
And the Space Agency goes to... Adelaide
South Australia has won the bidding war to host the Australian Space Agency’s headquarters on the site of the old Royal Adelaide Hospital.
‘Oh wow.’ How public servants react when the minister asks who worked for their opponent
CORRECTED LINK: It sounds ominous — a minister asking for a list of public servants seconded to the last minister’s office before a change of government — but it was all just a big misunderstanding.
Cloud gets interesting
A major study commissioned by Macquarie Government has found that complex legacy systems and data management are the biggest challenges for the deployment of cloud services in government. (Partner article)
ClauseBank: consultation on new additions to procurement contract copy-and-paste list