Four short links: 22 July 2016

Experiential Scenarios, Chinese Innovation, iPhone Monitor, and Patriot Act Challenge

By Nat Torkington
July 22, 2016
Four Short Links
  1. Designing an Experiential Scenario (Stuart Candy) — a model for scaffolding experiential scenarios and design fiction.
  2. Chinese Censorship And Innovation“There’s this strange belief that you can’t build a mobile app if you don’t know the truth about what happened in Tiananmen Square,” said Kaiser Kuo, who recently stepped down as head of international communications for Baidu, one of China’s leading tech companies, and hosts Sinica, a popular podcast. “Trouble is, it’s not true.” Article exploring relationship between the Great Firewall and the innovation within Chinese mobile and web environment.
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  4. Snowden Designs Device to Warn When iPhone’s Radio is Active (Wired) — On Thursday at the MIT Media Lab, Snowden and well-known hardware hacker Andrew “Bunnie” Huang plan to present designs for a case-like device that wires into your iPhone’s guts to monitor the electrical signals sent to its internal antennas.
  5. Why I’m Suing the US Government (Bunnie Huang) — EFF and Bunnie are challenging the bit of the Patriot Act that prevents reverse engineering cryptographically protected things (e.g., firmware). Bunnie makes a great case why it’s important to do this.
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