#Destaques
OMG!!! we’re not living in a computer simulation [or] living in The Matrix

#Artes
One in three films seen in Europe is a European production

Nielsen Music Mid-Year Report: The first half of 2018 saw a six-month record of over 400 billion on-demand streams

Nearly 1,000 Paintings & Drawings by Vincent van Gogh Now Digitized and Put Online

Inside Vaporwave’s Mini-Boom of Floppy Disk Releases: releasing music on 3.5″ floppy disk

Transreality puzzle as new genres of entertainment technology

MIT professor creates reality TV series of his daily life

#Cidades
U.K. to Require Electric Car Chargers for New Build Homes

More Recycling Won’t Solve Plastic Pollution: Encouraging individuals to recycle more will never solve the problem of a massive production of single-use plastic that should have been avoided in the first place.

The future will be dockless: could a city really run on ‘floating transport’?

Who owns the space under cities? The attempt to map the earth beneath us

Comparing City Street Orientations

Talk the Walk: Teaching AI systems to navigate New York through language

#DireitosPatentes
A Numerical Exploration Of How The EU’s Article 13 Will Lead To Massive Censorship: in an effort to stop 1,000 pieces of infringing content, you’d end up pulling down 50,000 pieces of legitimate content
What happens each day?
– you annoy 150,000 innocents
– & stop 17,900 badnesses
– 300 badnesses SURVIVE THE FILTER
Is this good?

The EC’s new proposal for re-use of public sector information: improving but some fixes still required

The Case Against Patents can be summarized briefly: there is no empirical evidence that they serve to increase innovation and productivity (2013)

#FuturoDoTrabalho
Why the ‘gig economyisn’t real

A Record Number of Americans Are Quitting Their Jobs [to seek better jobs]

Homo Faber: the master craftsman versus the machine

#HumanosFuturos
Researchers made a neural network out of DNA that can recognize handwritten numbers

A computer chip that emulates human cognition

Do you feel underappreciated in life? Big Clapper is a $4,500 robot that will applaud you until the day you die

#InSegurança
Smart TVs are spying on you through your phone

Internet of Things (IoT) igual a Internet of Insecure Things (Hackable Things)?

Driving Without a Smartphone: it could help break people’s phone habits.

Crypto.com, the multimillion-dollar cryptography domain whose owner refused to sell, has been sold

On the Economics of Ransomware [and malware]

#Media
Concentração de empresas mediáticas – pluralismo e concorrência

European Networks Are Joining Forces to Take On Netflix and Amazon

YouTube announced it would spend $25 million on news, part of the Google News Initiative that pledged $300 million in March to help the news industry.

The endless reign of Rupert Murdoch: Anyone who defends [public universities, public servants, public broadcasters, public transport, and occasionally public health], especially anyone with a degree or a non-white face, is a target.

Targeted Advertising Based on Browsing History

#Memórias
The Web began dying in 2014, here’s how

Fallacies of Distributed Computing Explained (2006)

Esto ☞ no es un emoji, es un símbolo ortográfico

Google Was Not a Normal Place” – Brin, Page, and Mayer on the Accidental Birth of the Company that Changed Everything

Atomic Anxiety and the Tooth Fairy: Citizen Science in the Midcentury Midwest (2014)

Most Scientific Research Data From the 1990s Is Lost Forever

Against an Increasingly User-Hostile Web

Minitel: The Online World France Built Before the Web

#Privacidades
Uma comunidade religiosa, como a comunidade das testemunhas de Jeová, é conjuntamente responsável com os seus membros pregadores pelo tratamento dos dados pessoais recolhidos no contexto de uma atividade de pregação porta a porta

When Do Privacy Regulations Go Too Far?

Your face is the key to your personal identity: Can Facial Recognition Software Do More Good Than Harm?

Fifteen Minutes of Unwanted Fame: Detecting and Characterizing Doxing

#Realidades
V4Design – An innovative tool for architects and virtual reality game designers

#RedesSociais
The Best Influencers Are Babies: more recently, one area has proven to be particularly lucrative: sponsored content that involves kids, or spawn con

Automatic Rumor Detection on Microblogs [& in Social Media]

Model to classify censored and uncensored social media posts from mainland China

Second Life was supposed to be the future of the internet: “We used to say that our only competition was real life”.

Redes sociales, participacion ciudadana y la hipótesis del slacktivismo: lecciones del caso de “El Bronco

#Telecoms
Psychological State Prediction using Smartphone Data

The cosmic spiderweb: equivalence of cosmic, architectural, and origami tessellations [& graph structure of the Web]