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Massachusetts passes ‘right to repair’ law to open up car data

“Right to repair” advocates experienced a “win” in Massachusetts following the November election. “Voters approved a measure requiring car manufacturers to let people access vehicle data for repair”. This movement has gained traction in Europe; future regulations may follow across the US.

https://www.theverge.com/2020/11/4/21549129/massachusetts-right-to-repair-question-1-wireless-car-data-passes and https://www.morningbrew.com/emerging-tech/2020/11/06

This blog is a project of the NOVA Fellowship at TU.

 

Pornographic “Deepfake Ecosystem” on Telegram Uncovered by Sensity

Deepfakes continue to pervade media outlets. A recent report from Sensity, a cyber firm, “revealed that a pornographic ‘deepfake ecosystem’ has spread across the messaging app Telegram.” Several US states have passed laws and regulations governing deepfakes, but the “synthetic media” is largely unregulated. It is plausible that increased regulation of this media-type will be necessary.

https://www.morningbrew.com/emerging-tech/stories/2020/11/02/pornographic-deepfake-ecosystem-telegram-uncovered-sensity

This blog is a project of the NOVA Fellowship at TU.

TUniverse: The Human Connection – An Interview with Robert Spoo

In this episode, Sean Latham, the Director for the Oklahoma Center for the Humanities, has a special sit-down interview with Bob Spoo, discussing his new book, Moderinism and the Law, along with it’s exploration into the works of James Joyce and transatlantic Anglo-American modernist culture.

Links:

https://humanities.utulsa.edu/

https://faculty.utulsa.edu/faculty/robert-spoo/

https://faculty.utulsa.edu/faculty/sean-latham/

https://www.amazon.com/Modernism-Law-Modernisms-Robert-Spoo/dp/147427580X