Outsmarted

Mia Malkova

Mia Malkova


Bought a Smart TV? A Samsung? So you probably are aware that these TVs probably are spying at you (a bit) and that Samsung (erroneously) displays advertisements on your recorded videos? Not that a biggie for you. Okay, here’s another one: Samsung’s TVs have lost their Internet connection. Could be an update error, first network scans indicate problems with DNS queries. Too bad that this doesn’t seem configurable.
Gosh, I’m sometimes missing my little black-and-white portable tube.
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Pay With Your Privacy

Gitta Blond

Gitta Blond


Health and fitness trackers are hot shit for hipsters. The New York based health insurer ‘oscar’ pays you bonuses for healthy beahviour – provided you’re transmitting all your tracked health data that you have collected with your wearables beforehand. A new startup promising to revolutionize a dull industry, a fancy website, a cool app and company location, lots of startup money: this is the stuff dreams of the early 21st century are made of. But is it all that golden?
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Elephants Are Watching

Gitta Blond

Gitta Blond


Speaking of elephants: big data is on everyone’s lips, so why not for porn, too? Though every fuck scene and every photo is different, the sheer masses of video and photo material aren’t. It would take a tremendous amount of work to categorize and sort all these pictorials manually, so a helping software would be great. Image recognition, automatic clustering and sorting, then preparing everything for production / presentation: if that’s not a gap in the market!
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