“Chiefs Receiver Tyreek Hill Faces Renewed Domestic-Abuse Probe After Disturbing Audio Recording,” The Wall Street Journal, April 27, 2019. Troubling comment on recording.
Who recorded this conversation, and why didn’t the police and the prosecutors pay more attention to it?
Certainly, Information, but of what value, evidentiary or otherwise? Are there rules against recording this? Is there a process (Governance) for the police to review such recordings? And for the prosecutor to review it? How should the team and the league react to unproven allegations? Is this non-compliance with a league rule?
“New York Archdiocese Releases List of Clergy Accused of Sex Abuse,” The Wall Street Journal, April 27, 2019.
What are the rules (and who makes and enforces them) that apply to the release of the names of people who are accused, but not convicted, of sex abuse? Certainly, this is Information. But what if the accusations are later disproven? Is all Information equal?
“Ford Discloses Justice Department Probe Into Vehicle Emission Certifications,” The Wall Street Journal, April 27, 2019. Criminal investigation.
The government relies on industry to provide accurate (and truthful) information about their products’ performance in certain tests. One or more members of the industry fakes information. The government finds out. Fines and criminal charges follow. Rinse and repeat.
Information (test results); Compliance (cheating on tests); Governance (fines and other enforcement, investigations).
“U.S. Broadcaster Under Scrutiny for Disseminating Autocratic Propaganda,” The Wall Street Journal, April 26, 2019. Is Radio Free Europe distributing misinformation and foreign propaganda? US authorities investigate.
Who controls the information that Radio Free Europe broadcasts? What does that say about our Governance/culture, where a broadcast to promote the virtues of a free press “spins” the news?
“How Challenges Over Robert Kraft Spa Video May Hamper Prosecutors’ Case,” The Wall Street Journal, April 26, 2019. Were video recordings in a massage parlor illegally made or illegally leaked?
Can prosecutors use information (video) that was allegedly improperly obtained?
Questions about how the warrant was obtained and whether the representations to the court were accurate/truthful. So, Governance (Constitution), Compliance (by the police), Information (video), and Use (non-use).
“Facebook Probe Found Major Shortcomings in Privacy Protection, Canada Privacy Watchdog Says,” The Wall Street Journal, April 26, 2019. Facebook defends against efforts to force it to comply with Canadian law.
Information (user data); Governance (Canadian privacy law); Compliance (suit to force compliance).
“A Small Town Takes a Stand: It Banned Gossip,” The Wall Street Journal, April 26, 2019. Philippine town sets a $10 fine for first offense.
Sounds like Information, Governance, and Compliance, all in one. Balancing freedom of speech v. slander?
“Scientists Use Artificial Intelligence to Turn Brain Signals Into Speech,” The Wall Street Journal, April 25, 2019. Translating brain signals into speech.
Interesting use of Information (brain signals).
Bet you can think of some interesting implications. Lie detectors? Foreign language learning?
“NSA Recommends Dropping Phone-Surveillance Program,” The Wall Street Journal, April 25, 2019. The cost of storing it outweighs its value for intelligence, net of cost of defending the collection and retention.
So, it costs too much to store the information, versus its value. Didn’t we all make that argument to justify a defensible deletion project?
Information – cost and value. Basic Infonomics.
“Facebook Sets Aside $3 Billion to Cover Expected FTC Fine,” The Wall Street Journal, April 25, 2019. Reserve to cover potential fine from privacy violations.
You tell the FTC that you won’t share user data without consent. And then you share it anyway. Oopsie.
So, Information (user data) shared without consent (Compliance) in violation of agreement with the FTC (Governance/Compliance). One question: is this fine (one quarter’s profit) sufficient to penalize this behavior by Facebook and deter similar violations by others?