Loveint has always been creepy.

Bruce Schneier:

In the Internet age, we have no choice but to entrust our data with private companies: e-mail providers, service providers, retailers, and so on.

There’s nothing new about creepy stalkers with access to private information. They’ve probably existed as long as there has been private information.

Your Facebook and Uber data are only protected by company culture. There’s nothing in their license agreements that you clicked “agree” to but didn’t read that prevents those companies from violating your privacy.

That’s a problem. Technologies exist to ward against abuse, but they need to be implemented and supported by people and processes. And that probably means regulatory oversight.

Better late than never: USC Dornsife looks at peppermint through the lenses of psychology, history, art, neurobiology.

Dave Addey’s post about the typography in the movie Alien is worth a read from top to bottom, but my favorite part is Semiotic Standard system of pictograms. 

These icons are the work of cinematic design legend Ron Cobb. He named them the Semiotic Standard For All Commercial Trans-Stellar Utility Lifter And Heavy Element Transport Spacecraft.

Cobb’s icons have had an enduring impact on the visual design of science fiction movies since the 70s.

Shiny, happy people.

Shiny, happy people.