Notes from the Electronic Cottage 10/6/22: October ’22 Update

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

Technology marches on. Here are two recent developments, one of which is pretty amazing amazing but both of which are also disturbing for different reasons. See what you think.

Links referred to in the program:
Holly Herndon: What if you could sing in your favorite musician’s voice? | TED Talk
Chrome’s New Ad Blocker Limiting Extension Platform Will Launch in 2023, Arstechnica
Google delays execution of doomed Chrome extensions, The Register
Chrome Users Beware: Manifest V3 is Deceitful and Threatening | Electronic Frontier Foundation

About the host:
Jim Campbell has a longstanding interest in the intersection of digital technology, law, and public policy and how they affect our daily lives in our increasingly digital world. He has banged around non-commercial radio for decades and, in the little known facts department (that should probably stay that way), he was one of the readers voicing Richard Nixon’s words when NPR broadcast the entire transcript of the Watergate tapes. Like several other current WERU volunteers, he was at the station’s sign-on party on May 1, 1988 and has been a volunteer ever since doing an early stint as a Morning Maine host, and later producing WERU program series including Northern Lights, Conversations on Science and Society, Sound Portrait of the Artist, Selections from the Camden Conference, others that will probably come to him after this is is posted, and, of course, Notes from the Electronic Cottage.