Monday News: New stalking laws in the UK; Useless Websites; Integrity of science journals in jeopardy; Algorithms misused
Algorithms are being used, however, to filter out content (mostly by stupid Western male teens?). When Wii U Miiverse was ported to the U.S. the developers learned that obscene content like penis drawings were being sent. While text is very easy to filter out, drawings are not. After several weeks of testing, they were able to write an algorithm to filter out penis drawings. PetaPixel
Several websites would be able to be targeted under this site like the now defunct creepshots, an anti reviewers site, revenge sites that allow the posting of pictures of exes, to name a few.
“What only careful readers of the article would have gleaned is the extent of the financial connections between the drugmaker and the research. The trial had been funded by GlaxoSmithKline, and each of the 11 authors had received money from the company. Four were employees and held company stock. The other seven were academic experts who had received grants or consultant fees from the firm.”