Carmen Ng 吳嘉文 (@Carmen_NgKaMan)

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2009-08-05 15:57:50

Hey,  #TerraceHouse, this romance flowchart of penguins at the Kyoto Aquarium might inspire your next reality show featuring the dating dynamics of penguins.

Found the high resolution version for anyone interested.

Found the high resolution version for anyone interested.

In  #AI space: Authorities in the UK & Australia are opening a joint investigation into Clearview AI – a much controversial case in data/  #facialrecognition governance since  @BuzzFeed’s investigative report (though Clearview has stopped selling its tool to private corp. since May)

We have opened a joint investigation into Clearview AI Inc with the @OAICgov. The investigation focuses on Clearview’s use of ‘scraped’ data and biometrics of individuals. Joint statement here:

We have opened a joint investigation into Clearview AI Inc with the  @OAIC. The investigation focuses on Clearview’s use of ‘scraped’ data and biometrics of individuals. Joint statement here: http://ow.ly/mxlR50AtyNl

“A 100-page civil rights audit [...] lays bare Facebook’s failings, and the auditors conclude that  #Facebook’s failure “to grasp the urgency” of the situation will have “direct and consequential implications“ on the U.S. presidential elections in November” https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/akz7qa/facebook-finally-agreed-to-a-civil-rights-audit-and-surpri...

The world’s largest city re-elected Yuriko Koike as governor for four more years – who now will face a host of challenges including containing the  #coronavirus pandemic and dealing with the postponed  #Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.  #Japan https://www.nippon.com/en/news/yjj2020070500300/

“The sound of running water drowned out the constant ringing of his mobile phone, as frantic colleagues tried to warn him that the camera was still rolling.” https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jul/03/man-offers-to-resign-after-showing-during-livestreamed...

Canada suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong in wake of China's passage of new national security law. Canada to also treat exports of 'sensitive goods' in same way as those destined for China. Link to statement from Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne:

Canada suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong in wake of China's passage of new national security law. Canada to also treat exports of 'sensitive goods' in same way as those destined for China. Link to statement from Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne:

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💬 “Technology alone is a tool. The inability for algorithmic-driven tools to understand the social context means they do not have the capacity to drive civic innovation without significant human intervention.” – BKC fellow  @Mutale Nkonde for  @Pew Research Internet@Elon University

Attack on Titan is a mood.

Attack on Titan is a mood.

“The 83 tons of purportedly pure gold that Kingold creditors held in their coffers as of June would be equivalent to 22% of China’s annual gold production.” —  @Nikkei Asian Review https://asia.nikkei.com/Spotlight/Caixin/Mystery-of-2bn-of-loans-backed-by-fake-gold-in-China

Need to get my head around this: Weibo announced it deactivated Narendra Modi's verified account per request from Embassy of India in Beijing

Need to get my head around this: Weibo announced it deactivated Narendra Modi's verified account per request from Embassy of India in Beijing

Good morning in sad, jealous tweets. All schools in Taiwan have been open since February. They did not listen to China or WHO in January and immediately masked up and shut down travel. They also traced the hell out of their outbreaks. They were practically done by February.

Today, there will be a statement on Hong Kong National Security Legislation and the UK response.

MPs will also debate the remaining stages of the Finance Bill.

#PMQs will start at noon.

Read more in the #OrderPaper:

Today, there will be a statement on Hong Kong National Security Legislation and the UK response. MPs will also debate the remaining stages of the Finance Bill.  #PMQs will start at noon. Read more in the  #OrderPaper: https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm5801/cmagenda/ob200701.htm

“Steady progress” y’all!

I have to confess, after half a year of pandemic, I am showing signs of cabin fever. If nothing else, the enforced isolation has helped me write. I am spending long hours every day on THE WINDS OF WINTER, and making steady progress. https://georgerrmartin.com/notablog/2020/06/23/writing-reading-writing/

Full thread worth reading

I shouldn’t have to share this story in the year of our Lord, 2020 - but here we are. I’m an alum of Yale, Google, FB, in the WaPo Tech 202 Network, etc…and recently decided to leave  @Pinterest, which just declared ‘solidarity with BLM.’ What a joke. 🙃1/  #BelieveBlackWomen

A market in Beijing was shut at 3am after #coronavirus was traced there. By 10am authorities visited my house 15km away, going door to door asking if we’ve been to the market or left the city. Walls removed in the Hutongs 1wk ago are back as of 9am. 

Am I in February again?

A market in Beijing was shut at 3am after  #coronavirus was traced there. By 10am authorities visited my house 15km away, going door to door asking if we’ve been to the market or left the city. Walls removed in the Hutongs 1wk ago are back as of 9am. Am I in February again?

“The W.H.O. has been out of step with most of the world on the issue of droplets and aerosols,” said Michael Osterholm, an infectious disease expert at the University of Minnesota.  #coronavirus  #pandemic https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/09/health/coronavirus-asymptomatic-world-health-organization.html

“Between Jan 2, the full genome was first decoded by the PRC & the day WHO declared a global emergency on Jan. 30, the outbreak spread by 100 to 200x, according to retrospective infection data from the Chinese Center for Disease Control & Prevention.“ https://apnews.com/3c061794970661042b18d5aeaaed9fae

The vigil was banned. The vigil happened anyway.  #TiananmenSquareMassacre

In spite of suppression and forbiddance, Hongkongers still remember today. #June4th

#Neverforget #TiananmenSquareMassacre #6431truth

In spite of suppression and forbiddance, Hongkongers still remember today.  #June4th  #Neverforget  #TiananmenSquareMassacre  #6431truth

There are generations of  #HongKong-ers who grow up attending the  #TiananmenSquareMassacre vigil, making it a unique part of HK identity, which is closely linked to democratic values & the rejection of censorship. HK is only Chinese city where info on the crackdown isn’t banned.

 #HongKong-ers refusing to forget because they know without properly addressing the past, the past is never past.

Many in the crowd were unfamiliar with #TiananmenSquareMassacre protest songs like “Flower of Freedom”, but at the end of this community vigil in Meifoo, a very typical middle-class district in Kowloon, the crowd raised their candlelight to “Glory to Hong Kong”. #6431truth

Many in the crowd were unfamiliar with  #TiananmenSquareMassacre protest songs like “Flower of Freedom”, but at the end of this community vigil in Meifoo, a very typical middle-class district in Kowloon, the crowd raised their candlelight to “Glory to Hong Kong”.  #6431truth

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From this angle, Victoria Park looks almost as busy as it did last year. Hongkongers have come out in force #june4th

From this angle, Victoria Park looks almost as busy as it did last year. Hongkongers have come out in force  #june4th

Another reminder, if ever we needed it, that Hong Kongers understand the power of collective memory and the force of history to a regime that denies its own past. Tonight they showed they will not be cowed.

Hundreds of thousands #HongKong-ers have been commemorating the #TiananmenSquare crackdown for 30 years, in the only Chinese city free to do so – until the vigil is banned this year. #June4th 

References to the event are still banned on Chinese Internet.

Hundreds of thousands  #HongKong-ers have been commemorating the  #TiananmenSquare crackdown for 30 years, in the only Chinese city free to do so – until the vigil is banned this year.  #June4th References to the event are still banned on Chinese Internet. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-06-01/hong-kong-bans-tiananmen-vigil-for-first-time-in-...

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