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This Friday the public will be able to view the analysis of how the Covid-19 is progressing nationally on a zipcode by zipcode level using a somewhat randomly distributed internet app that uses data collected from two million Americans from a 'temperature' data pattern collected with a connected digital thermometer. The story about this development is here. The graphic below is an obviously not intended to show data on the county level and this may be an image using flu data ... but IF it is a close expression of how this is progressing, I'm seeing how it can show patterns. In any case, this KIND OF data set can be quite valuable as it may allow the maximization of limited resources. The link to the story is here: It includes numerous other interesting links. If you're using one of these, your data is what we're seeing. To maintain your anonymity, don't disclose your identity.
An oped in the NYTimes today had that little tid bit that shows just how big companies like uber and, if you read the article, Facebook are slicing and dicing their way to obscene profits by dissecting your life. Sci-fi shows like The Outer limits used to occasionally employ the device of an omniscient entity - sometimes a computer - that knew what you did, when you did it, freaking the poor mortal humans who were in this dystopian world way the hell out. A former facebook data scientist reports that during the time he was with the company, they ran over 1000 experiments a day and that ultimately, every account on facebook was a part of the experimentation. Facebook is revising its terms of service come January 1 this year turning what might have been a happy new year into freaky new year. Freaky how? I've hidden the complete article behind the spoiler and if you'd rather read it on the NYTimes, here is the link. Oh and Merry Christmas and happy Freaking New Year. pubby
Free is a lie ... Designer and social entrepreneur Aral Balkan believes it is time to build an alternate future where we own our own tools, services, and data. And to do this we must create a new category of design-led, experience-driven 'technology'.