We’re entombing the Earth in an impenetrable shell of dead satellites

Sputnik’s successful launch in 1957 marked a milestone in human history as the first time a man-made object had ever orbited the Earth. But little we understood of the space-based SNAFU we were courting with the advent of satellite technology. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/were-entombing-the-earth-in-an-impenetrable-shell-of-dead-satellites-163002560.html

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children is getting a 4K HDR remaster on June 8th

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children — the 2005 CGI spinoff film that dared to ask “What if the already incredible, intricate story of Final Fantasy VII was made even more confusing?” — is getting a 4K HDR remaster this summer. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/8/22374302/final-fantasy-vii-advent-children-4k-hdr-remaster-june-8th-cloud-sephiroth

This webcam dares to ask: what if the panopticon had flesh?

Many digital eyes and ears are on us as we move about our daily lives. Surveillance cameras watch us on the street and smart devices listen for us in our homes. What if some of that watching happened through an expressive simulacrum of a human eye? via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/tldr/2021/4/8/22374375/flesh-eyeball-webcam-surveillance

Students of color are getting flagged to their teachers because testing software can’t see them

Proctorio, a piece of exam surveillance software designed to keep students from cheating while taking tests, relies on open-source software that has a history of racial bias issues, according to a report by Motherboard. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/8/22374386/proctorio-racial-bias-issues-opencv-facial-detection-schools-tests-remote-learning

Netflix will get exclusive streaming rights to future Sony films

Netflix will get exclusive streaming rights to all of Sony’s upcoming movies, including the next installment in the Spider-Man franchise. The two companies announced a new agreement that gives the streaming giant exclusive rights to Sony’s upcoming theatrical releases beginning in 2022. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/sony-netflix-exclusive-deal-182221930.html