Upcoming webinar: Paul Behrens from Leiden University.

scientists4future.nl/informati

I have met Paul at one of the online S4F meetings, and I really think this is going to be interesting!

University page: universiteitleiden.nl/en/staff

"His environmental research has appeared in leading scientific journals and his work on science communication has appeared in The New York Times, Scientific American, and the BBC."

Info on his book:
theindigopress.com/the-best-of

Nu live: Een lezing en Q&A met David Fernandez Rivas, de winnaar van de Prins Friso Ingenieursprijs 2021, over zijn onderzoek naar injecties zonder naalden!

Stel vooral vragen in de chat =)

youtube.com/watch?v=cY8qxDaHKS


@dajbelshaw I just read your weeknote, really cool that you are working on these very small and minimalist websites!

Are you already familiar with solar.lowtechmagazine.com/abou? You might like their philosophy :)

I'm really looking forward to tonight's Campus Talks about Cyber Security :)

Live at 19:30 CEST:
youtu.be/FATCSS-6Dzw

Also, I'm looking for a suitable PeerTube instance to publish my contributions to Campus Talks, a column on data visualisation called 'Show me the Data!'. Feel free to send suggestions :)



"I believe we should focus on how to live with nature, rather than determining where nature lives. And that’s where spatial planning can play a role."

utoday.nl/science/69820/elepha

Original paper:
"Human footprint and protected areas shape elephant range across Africa"

sciencedirect.com/science/arti

An amazing new video from Kurzgesagt 😍

The Most Extreme Things in the Universe - Ultimate Guide to Black Holes

youtube.com/watch?v=QqsLTNkzva

2016 - Hypponen’s Law: "Whenever an appliance is described as being ‘smart’, it’s vulnerable"

Today - news: Cisco researchers find security leaks in smart airfrier, allowing remote code execution.

Oh yes, Cisco told the manufacturer, Cosori, about the leaks on december 21st. But it isn't fixed, so they now made the details public. Happy hacking 😅!

Source:
security.nl/posting/699873/Bev?

Hypponens law and the future of IOT:
blog.f-secure.com/what-hyppone

Image source: clicon.us/best-air-fryer-of-20

A new open access publication by Carissa Véliz: Moral zombies: why algorithms are not moral agents.

link.springer.com/article/10.1

"When algorithms cause moral havoc, as they often do, we must look to the human beings who designed, programmed, commissioned, implemented, and were supposed to supervise them to assign the appropriate blame. For all their complexity and flair, algorithms are nothing but tools, and moral agents are fully responsible for the tools they create and use."

NGOs urge EU legislators to ban unlawful tracking in online advertising. Great idea to mitigate !

liberties.eu/en/stories/adtech

“This is a terrific opportunity to install privacy by default in the online world. (...) We have the opportunity to create an internet that better serves users by stopping built in data harvesting and tracing methods. It’s important that the European Parliament realises it can stand up for people, and not defend the interests of the big tech platforms.”

Did you already ?

reclaimyourface.eu/#sign

I, too, call on the European Commission to strictly regulate the use of biometric technologies in order to avoid undue interference with fundamental rights.

🇳🇱 Hoe lang zou het duren tot de volgende verkiezingen? :')

World bank report: Data for better lives

blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/w

"Data is a powerful weapon in the fight against poverty—one that can potentially transform the lives of poor people. But it’s also a double-edged sword. New rules of the road are called for—a social contract for data—to get more value out of data while protecting people against harm and ensuring access and representation."

There is a lot of work to do.

We could start by banning trading in personal data :)

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