Hello and welcome to your weekly FWD.
Litigation, regulation and precedent are the flavour of the week as European Members of Parliament voted to reject fast tracking the EU Copyright Directive, a major victory in maintaining an open internet. MEPs this week also call on the EU Commission to suspend the EU-US Privacy Shield as it fails to provide enough data protection for EU citizens. Someone’s looking out for us after all.
On a lighter note, FiveThirtyEight’s Soccer Power Index (SPI) is predicting the top teams to take home victory at the World Cup. Get even more technical by delving into the stats behind the best teams – they’re scatter charts that dreams are made of. Finally, remember that you can always check into OMD’s World Cup Social Intelligence Platform to check out what’s trending, tune into live conversations and stay on top of the chat.
- FiveThirtyEight have turned set their statistical models loose on the World Cup
- The California Consumer Privacy Act was signed in to law hours after it was passed
- Accenture created a tool that lets you see–and correct–the bias in an algorithm
- 60 other Companies had the same level of access to Facebook user-data that Cambridge Analytica did
- Amazon released a dataset of a 150 million customer reviews on AWS, not to mention a whole lot more
- Mobile Planet is a 126 slides of the latest mobile data, design insights and solutions
- Avinash Kaushik details the digital metrics that matter for 15 real companies
- How the New York Time streamlined their tagging infrastructure
- An engineering student designed an airbag for your phone
- A new Google Tag Manager debugging Chrome extension was released last week and it’s the bees-knees
- The Thai cave rescue is relying on a combination of the latest technology and homemade kit
- E-commerce platforms are utilizing Alibaba’s AI Writer to write content for users
- Before algorithmic timelines filtered our reality for us there was RSS: Really Simple Syndication
- Dungeons and Dragons, not chess and Go: why AI needs roleplay
- On the “Gorillas in Our Midst” experiment and Daniel Kahneman’s assertions in Thinking, Fast and Slow; The fallacy of obviousness
- Deceived by design, how tech companies use dark patterns to discourage us from exercising your rights to privacy
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