Educational CyberPlayGround: NetHappenings Newsletter 11-19-19

Educational CyberPlayGround: NetHappenings Newsletter
11-19-19

TECHNOLOGY

Supreme Court, Finally, Takes Up Google v. Oracle
The court’s involvement is sure to reignite a 50-year-old debate over how much, if any, software should be subject to copyright, and the contours of the fair use defense in the digital age.
https://www.law.com/nationallawjournal/2019/11/15/supreme-court-finally-takes-up-google-v-oracle/

New sign pops up to warn of mythical Bogus Basin Road ‘trolls’
https://www.idahopress.com/news/local/new-sign-pops-up-to-warn-of-mythical-bogus-basin/article_fff9495f-3b6f-5d0f-a6d0-cc4ff0cde895.html

Demonstrators to scan public faces in DC to show lack of facial recognition laws
https://www.cnet.com/news/demonstrators-to-scan-public-faces-in-dc-to-show-lack-of-facial-recognition-laws

Scammers deepfake CEO’s voice to talk underling into $243,000 transfer
https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2019/09/05/scammers-deepfake-ceos-voice-to-talk-underling-into-243000-transfer/

HEALTH

I’m the Google whistleblower. The medical data of millions of Americans is at risk
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/nov/14/im-the-google-whistleblower-the-medical-data-of-millions-of-americans-is-at-risk

Elizabeth Warren rips into billionaires who oppose wealth tax in scathing ad
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/nov/14/elizabeth-warren-wealth-tax-campaign-ad-billionaires

While Everyone Was Watching Impeachment Hearings, DOJ Argued Roger Stone Lied to Protect Trump
https://lawandcrime.com/high-profile/while-everyone-was-watching-impeachment-hearings-doj-argued-roger-stone-lied-to-protect-trump/

EDUCATION

Del Mar insurance exec gets longest sentence yet in college bribery scheme
https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/courts/story/2019-11-13/del-mar-toby-macfarlane-prison-college-bribery-sentence

Ohio House passes bill allowing student answers to be scientifically wrong due to religion 
http://local12.com/news/local/ohio-house-passes-bill-allowing-student-answers-to-be-scientifically-wrong-due-to-religion

Zuckerberg’s business is no longer sustainable.
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/11/13/magazine/internet-future.html
Facebook now had to concede that there was no foolproof way to stop those voices from saying things that were unfactual or malevolent, or to stop their friends and followers from believing them.
The chief executive was forced to admit that his platform, far from solving social problems, had given rise to some thorny ones of its own. In his bracing rhetoric about the rise of the Chinese internet, you could even see the contours of Zuckerberg’s nightmare — of the virtuous cycle becoming a vicious one, with the gravitational pull of Facebook reversing, spinning its billions of users and their monetizable conversations out of his platform and inexorably toward China, toward despotism, toward dystopia: a TikTok of a boot stamping on a human face, forever.

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