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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:

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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:

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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:

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:

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

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

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:

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:

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:

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

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:
(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:

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

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:

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

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):

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

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:

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

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