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This week's net.wars, "Antepenultimate", carps about the choices forced on us by the way UK banks are implementing 2FA under PSD2: pelicancrossing.net/netwars/20

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This week's net.wars, "The law of the camera", is dismayed by the privatization of public space that facial recognition at Kings Cross represents: pelicancrossing.net/netwars/20

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This week's net.wars, "Collision course", considers the mismatch between growing mass surveillance systems and concerns about our democratic future: pelicancrossing.net/netwars/20

This week's net.wars, "Obsession", attends the Royal Institution's (@ri_science) event on the history of perpetual motion, part of celebrating Leonardo da Vinci's quincentenary, and finds science moved on but the dream never died: pelicancrossing.net/netwars/20

This week's net.wars, "Pushy algorithms", frets about the results of the online harms consultation: pelicancrossing.net/netwars/20

This week's net.wars, "Mission creep", reviews THE HAYSTACK, in production at the Hampstead Theatre, London (@Hamps_Theatre) until March 7: pelicancrossing.net/netwars/20

This week's net.wars, "Dirty networks", finds that 5G networks will be insecure whoever supplies them...and suggests that Boris Johnson has just made the case for ubiquitous strong, uncrackable encryption: pelicancrossing.net/netwars/20

This week's net.wars, "The inevitability narrative", is @cpdpconferences, where AI has colonized every panel and @hartzog demands an outright ban on facial recognition: pelicancrossing.net/netwars/20

This week's net.wars, "Software inside", encounters programmable, software-defined networks for the first time @cyberwinterschool and wonders what risks they pose to Internet freedoms: pelicancrossing.net/netwars/20

This week's net.wars, "The forever bug", notes the revival of the Y2K "Millennium" bug, which was and is a real thing: pelicancrossing.net/netwars/20

This week's net.wars, "Chronocentric circles", wraps up the Internet of 2019, a year that looks better than it did only a few days ago: pelicancrossing.net/netwars/20

This week's net.wars, "Runaway", gets scared by Vitaly Shmatikov's presentation on "overlearning", the problem that computer models learn more than their makers intend: pelicancrossing.net/netwars/20

This week's net.wars, "Humans in, bugs out", takes issue with John
Naughton (@jjn1), who wonders @guardian why we hold AI to a higher
standard than ourselves:
pelicancrossing.net/netwars/20

This week's net.wars, "Becoming a science writer", summarizes recent talks as @absw member for scientist PhDs, including Wednesday's event organized by @jackgenewheeler: pelicancrossing.net/netwars/20

This week's net.wars, "The dot-org of our discontents", believes the sale of the dot-org registry exposes yet again the fact that we do not know what the domain name system is for: pelicancrossing.net/netwars/20
(with thanks to @kierenmccarthy for his reporting in this area)

This week's net.wars, "Open season", finds digital rights under threat in the leaked US-UK free trade negotiation documents: pelicancrossing.net/netwars/20

In this week's net.wars, "The choices of others", my neighbor makes himself into a data controller by purchasing an Amazon Ring doorbell: pelicancrossing.net/netwars/20

This week's net.wars, "A short history of the future", looks back at the predictive power of Frances Cairncross's 1998 book The Death of Distance: pelicancrossing.net/netwars/20

This week's net.wars, "Burn rate", rather gloomily notes that we are burning through every kind of capital at an unsustainable rate:
pelicancrossing.net/netwars/20

This week's net.wars, "Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition" argues that it's time to lose the fantasy that personal data can be anonymized (with thanks to @einsteinsattic for the inspiration): pelicancrossing.net/netwars/20

This week's net.wars, "When we were", attends the 50th reunion of
CompuServe. "Established 1969 - Impact Forever", the event's banner
read: pelicancrossing.net/netwars/20

This week's net.wars, "I never paid for it in my life", takes issue with Jaron Lanier's notion that the companies should pay us for our data: pelicancrossing.net/netwars/20

This week's net.wars, "The China Syndrome", watches the Hong Kong protests become the vector for exporting censorship: pelicancrossing.net/netwars/20

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