Aral Balkan @aral@mastodon.ar.al

GitLab raises $20M from Google (Ventures) – the key word here is “fork”

Today, on Venture Capital Ruins Everything, we have the lovely folks at GitLab (which we use and love at Ind.ie) raising $20M from GV (née Google Ventures).

Investors invest in the exit so imagine what GitLab’s exit will look like after this. If any competent folks are thinking of a fork, now is a good time to start doing prep work. Think ownCloud/Nextcloud…

techcrunch.com/2017/10/09/gitl mastodon.ar.al/media/6ESFuEQKO

On AI, Big Data, and its effects on society

A brief piece I wrote for my recent talk for the students at Copenhagen Business School.

marketinglab.dk/blog/2017/10/9

AI in the age of surveillance capitalism: who’s getting smarter about whom?

Will be engaging 500 students today at Copenhagen Business School on ethics in AI.

cbswire.dk/events/ai-ai-affect mastodon.ar.al/media/YBLB1hr2w

Silicon Valley Dictionary

Onboarding (n): the process by which the livestock are introduced into the factory farm.

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Save Code Share

Current EU Copyright Review threatens Free and Open Source Software. Take action now to preserve the ability to collaboratively build software online!

Sign the open letter:

savecodeshare.eu

Digital cooperation: platform cooperativism

Attending the panel before ours at Ecopolis with Aleksandra Przegalinska, Josef Davies-Coates, and Joachim Jacob. mastodon.ar.al/media/1fC91dng1

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"We lost public space. Online public space. Facebook and Google are shopping malls, but we think they are parks!"
- @aral at Freedom not Fear '17
#fnf17

@bjoern Nope; will check it out, thanks!

All Your Content Are Belong To Us

Article 13 of the current copyright legislation proposal from the European Commission would result in de facto ubiquitous Internet content filtering. Basically, this would kill the Internet as we know and empower autocratic institutions – whether corporations or governments – with absolute control over nearly all human communication.

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All Your Content Is Belong To Us

Article 13 of the current copyright legislation proposal from the European Commission would result in de facto ubiquitous Internet content filtering. Basically, this would kill the Internet as we know and empower autocratic institutions – whether corporations or governments – with absolute control over nearly all human communication.

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Freedom To Tinker

Sebastian, assistant to MEP Julia Reda, presents at mastodon.ar.al/media/NZRZi3wv1

Freedom Not Fear Session Wall

It’s filling up with really interesting sessions.

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Tegenlicht Documentary on Smart Cities: The English Bits

@Marjoline extracted the English bits from last year’s Tegenlicht program on Smart Cities. Thank you so much! :)

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@doc It’s dying in the same way cancer dies: by reaching its most successful stage and thereby killing the host. Both operate under the myth of infinite growth with finite resources.

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Freedom Not Fear & Ecopolis

Looking forward to my opening keynote at Freedom Not Fear and to speaking at Ecopolis this weekend in Brussels.

• Freedom Not Fear: freedomnotfear.org/fnf-2017/op

• Ecopolis: ecopolis.be/

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