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Maria FarrellI'll be on @drivetimerte a bit after 18.30 this evening, talking to @boucherhayes about facial recognition, AI, law enforcement and #ClearviewAI.
(Tks, @mikarv for timely sense-checking re gdpr)
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A united Ireland just got closer, but not in a good way. It looks like the only competent and respected SoS for Northern Ireland in I don’t know how long is being sacked by the PM today. Juli…
Maria Farrell"My country (hard) right or wrong" - why Johnson sacking the Sec. of State for Northern Ireland greenlights impunity for soldier versus civilian offences and may ultimately accelerate a united Ireland
In June last year I gave a talk at a prize launch in Cambridge. Afterwards, I talked to a young man called Jack Merritt. Clever, energetic, and idealistic in the best possible sense, he said he was…
Maria FarrellA year ago I met Jack Merritt, who died in the London Bridge attack. His work on rehabilitation was difficult, inspiring and profoundly necessary, especially for the many of us with lives touched by serious crime.
May you RIP @JackmerrittJack
Scaling up computer security arguments to the level of the state, so that the entire polity is treated as an information system with associated attack surfaces and threat models, provides the best immediate way to understand these attacks and how to...
Let’s face the truth. We are in an abusive relationship with our phones.
Maria Farrell"Emotional labour holds up patriarchy just as ‘attentional labour’ fuels surveillance capitalism."
My piece for @convo_ist on what feminism tells us about our relationship with smartphones, and how we can imagine our way to a better one.
It is now clear that senior figures in the Vote Leave campaign had spent little time preparing for what would happen if they were to win, instead running a campaign conveniently promising all things to all people.
Reading George Eliot's novel in its original eight monthly parts for her 200th birthday.
Maria FarrellWhat an epic, 8-month treat; Middlemarch in 2019, a website / book club / resource reading George Eliot's novel in its original monthly parts for her 200th birthday. April - October 2019 Via @arrroberts
Friend of CT, Andrew Brown, dug this memo out on the occasion of the 30th birthday of the World Wide Web, a few weeks ago. This memo was sent in June 1994 to Sergio Cellini, who was, iirc, the chie…
Maria Farrell'I propose we experiment in distributing a weekly edition of the paper over the Internet, a global computer network with at least 20m users, of whom 30,000 are in this country." @seatrout's fascinating 1994 memo on putting the Independent online: crookedtimber.org/2019/04/04/if-… …