Four short links: 19 September 2017

BMI, Govt Apps Threatened, Geospatial Jupyter, and W3C Adds DRM to HTML (*spit*).

By Nat Torkington
September 19, 2017
  1. Brain Machine Interface Isn’t SF Any More (Wired) — the demo is typing without a keyboard, the article is really about the CEO (started Internet Explorer, got a classics degree at 30, then got a PhD in neuroscience).
  2. Is Apple About to Accidentally Kill Government as a Platform? (Jen Pahlka) — In an effort to reduce the proliferation of spam apps, Apple changed its App Store review guidelines to ban “apps created from a commercialized template or app generation service.” In what appears to be a misguided interpretation of an otherwise reasonable rule, Apple has decided to included white-labeled government apps in this category.
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  4. geonotebookA Jupyter notebook extension for geospatial visualization and analysis.
  5. World Wide Web Consortium Abandons Consensus, Standardizes DRM, EFF resigns (Cory Doctorow) — EFF no longer believes that the W3C process is suited to defending the open web.
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