Hardware is hard. Hardware + software is even more difficult. www.theverge.com/2020/5/13…

We need more people standing up against surveillance capitalists. www.bloomberg.com/news/arti…

IF you are a technology company providing connectivity services and you are using @zoom_us - it is not good to get potential client to reconnect because your 40-minute free allocation is up.

This is a good read on digital contact tracing. Ping @teddybird medium.com/berkman-k…

Isolate isolate isolate flip.it

After six new cases, Wuhan plans to test all 11 million residents for coronavirus

Quick D.I.Y. face mask – nitter.net/donalscan…

Huawei dips into Filipinos’ health data - any concerns?

“One of the Huawei CLOUD’s feature is the AI-Assisted Diagnosis that was installed within hospital premises to help the country’s fight in the pandemic. One of which was Baguio City’s Mayor, Benjie Magalong positive approval regarding the CT scan yielding a 98 percent accuracy rate in only two minutes. ” technology.mb.com.ph/2020/05/1…

In any medical technology, specially one that involves AI, clinical testing is necessary to validate. I am wondering how this has been validated by Filipino experts. Has anybody asked about the dataset used for training this AI? Does it include FIlipino CT scans? I have been teaching my students about the dangers of biases in AI – what are the biases encoded in Huawei’s.

Clinical testing notwithstanding, another issue is giving access of the FIlipinos’ health data to Huawei. Note that it is being uploaded to the Huawei cloud. I wonder how the data protection officer evaluated this new technology.

Is Microsoft reading your e-mail?

So how does this actually work? Each word you type is being analyzed, server-side, to give a suggested phrase, right? In other words, MSFT is “reading” your email so it could suggest. Exactly the same way Google is doing it with GMail on your browser, right? www.theverge.com/2020/5/11…

Launching without Airplay support is a deal-breaker. Good thing there is a free trial. Will I subscribe? Not enough reasons to, actually. www.theverge.com/2020/5/11…

I have been waiting for Pi-Hole 5.0 to come out of beta and then it dropped. Upgraded, moved DHCP server from router to Pi-Hole, and now enjoying better tracker blocking on my home network.

The PH has yet to fully manage the first wave, and it proposes to relax its quarantine, as countries warn of the second wave already. Tsk tsk. www.theguardian.com/world/202…

Interesting take on contact tracing using mobile applications. https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2020/05/me_on_covad-19_.html www.brookings.edu/techstrea…

If your iOS/iPadOS application was borked by the Facebook bug, then it is high time that you ditch it! It is NOT worth it.

So @Zoom_us bought @keybaseio, which is good for Zoom’s clients, but please don’t kill the keybase community.

Stay safe and well, folks. www.theverge.com/2020/5/7/…

Campaigns, like this one, should have been detected by @DICTgovPH. With their confidential funds, they could at least inform ALL government agencies that they might be targetted. What is DICT using the funds for? thehackernews.com/2020/05/a…

The difference between moving from a pointing system to touch and adding a pointing system to touch. It takes some design mojos to do something like the iPadOS, the other approach is a bit lazy IMHO. techcrunch.com/2020/05/0…

This is a good idea. www.wired.com/story/git…

Yes, privacy matters!

My advocacy for privacy is not for me, but for my kids and their future. If you don’t care about your children, continue supporting surveillance capitalists like Facebook and Google – for YOUR convenience, but at the cost of your children’s privacy! thenextweb.com/podium/20…

This is probably the best graduation ever – for these kids and for the the other 2020graduates, CONGRATULATIONS. Thanks @somegoodnews invidio.us/watch

Wow! Inkscape finally releases version 1.0! Native MacOS app as well. Nice! inkscape.org/news/2020…

Digital contact tracing does not work. What Apple and Google created is an exposure notification system. Contact tracing is best done manually. www.theguardian.com/world/202…

Was trying to share a file last week and figured that I need my own @nextcloud instance - so spun off one. Took less than 30 minutes to install, configure and secure it. How awesome is that?

Watching @sirkenrobinson’s video on unite.us reminds me how he inspired me to do something for education. This pandemic might be an opportunity to re-think education – not via conveyor-belt/manufacturing style, but something else.

This is an interesting take of contact tracing using mobile applications. flip.it

Tech isn’t solution to COVID-19, says Singapore director of contact tracing app