Google’s true origin partly lies in CIA and NSA research grants for mass surveillance
“The intelligence community hoped that the nation’s leading computer scientists could take non-classified information and user data, combine it with what would become known as the internet, and begin to create for-profit, commercial enterprises to suit the needs of both the intelligence community and the public.”
Danish National TV programme to tackle #SurveillanceCapitalism
I’m off to Copenhagen in a few minutes for the taping of an annual “awards” edition of a tech programme on Danish national TV called So Ein Ding. Surveillance Capitalism will be getting an “award” and I’ll be there to extol its “virtues” ;)
Partials and caching support in Set
Set is my unobtrusive and DRY template engine for Node.js and browsers. It lets you write your templates in plain HTML and requires no mapping code. And it now has partials (implemented via HTML comments) and document caching support.
• Main: https://ind.ie/labs/set/
• Partials: https://ind.ie/labs/set/partials
• Document caching: https://ind.ie/labs/set/document-caching
• Source: https://source.ind.ie/project/set/ https://mastodon.ar.al/media/y_0erhOK6sxRv5pnOZU https://mastodon.ar.al/media/n1no8QmvIXzbaUXvx-8
Facebook: Core EU Business Potentially at Risk when GDPR Comes into Force in May 2018; Legitimate Interest Exemption Likely Not An Escape Hatch; Privacy Activists Preparing to Sue for Violations – by Macrui Dostourian on The Capitol Forum
“GDPR is “basically Europe saying to [Facebook] that their business model is unacceptable,” and analogized the increased data protection enforcement with the beginning of the downfall of big tobacco.”
We still need human intelligence
A good read (but note that the feudal lords of the current system aren’t going to fix inequality).
“That is because the underlying problems with markets and private ownership of wealth and the planet’s finite resources, which give rise to inequality, are not addressed … Maybe it is time to think about how to apply new innovations to old demands for equality, direct democracy and self-governance”
Right, so this is it: https://matrix.org/blog/2017/08/24/the-librem-5-from-purism-a-matrix-native-smartphone/
PS. @Fairphone this is what I was telling you you should be doing. (There’s still lots of time to start down the same track.)
Looks like Malmö University is offering a PhD in Pure Evil.
“Ph.D. position in Computer Science (Affecting human behaviour by stimulating unconscious cognition)”
“We want to encourage people to break free of the walled gardens of popular software and turn to open and ethical alternatives, may it be on our platform or on another (or you could even host your own).”
Awesome project (and how lovely to see my foreword for Trine Falbe’s excellent White Hat UX book quoted on the site – http://whitehatux.com)
Best of luck with this, folks! 😎👍
#a11y #accessibility https://twitter.com/aral/status/927489853155151872/photo/1 https://mastodon.ar.al/media/Cb5zeGhHoqvLVlimHKY https://mastodon.ar.al/media/e2kepiKdsl4lamT0_HQ https://mastodon.ar.al/media/V0nKh2j53E8ZVZqM7bg https://mastodon.ar.al/media/_fo2XnI0atMu-U16q2M
Last day of #GeneralAssembly kicks off. I’m up in a few minutes to speak on cyborg rights.
Watch live: http://www.general-assembly.net/en/ https://mastodon.ar.al/media/g212yCOoMa9qj0UkcmY https://mastodon.ar.al/media/4ZhQ8YBkcmAkOi7s9oU https://mastodon.ar.al/media/3xxdDpvg3UzdLyvEzTY https://mastodon.ar.al/media/0xfV5XtX2O1WA-WrJeU
General Assembly – world parliament.
Happening now. #Berlin
Watch live: http://www.general-assembly.net/en/ https://mastodon.ar.al/media/0lAQ7Kl4fNB-Ybz9RbA https://mastodon.ar.al/media/lQN24UbA7Jz5guHbn_w https://mastodon.ar.al/media/fgoqWwsOjIG-inX2sQU https://mastodon.ar.al/media/nY3NKJUiDas3e-OBGv8
General Assembly: Live stream from Berlin – starts 7PM CET today
I am taking part under protest as one of the delegates to the assembly – unlike nearly all of the others – does not represent an oppressed or progressive group but Erdoğan’s ruling AKP party in Turkey (who used the democratic process to get into power only to systematically destroy its institutions once there). I will present an intervention at the opening session.
Live stream: http://www.general-assembly.net/en/
Flying to Berlin tomorrow to take part in The General Assembly as a representative for cyborgs.
I am taking part under protest as one of the delegates to the assembly – unlike nearly all of the others – does not represent an oppressed or progressive group but Erdoğan’s ruling AKP party in Turkey (who used the democratic process to get into power only to systematically destroy its institutions once there).
Non Breaking Space Show: Certain Unalienable Cyborg Rights
Had a lovely, casual late-night chat about technology, surveillance, human rights, and democracy last Friday with Christopher and Simon.
The video podcast is now out.
Watch it at:
Finally updated my instance to 2.0
PS. Doesn’t the info page read so much better with “person” instead of “user?“ I just changed it in the screenshot, not the code, but here’s hoping we make that change. Much more human, don’t you think?