"However, this trend towards social engineering and "nudging" individuals towards "better" behavior is also part of the Silicon Valley approach that holds that human problems can be solved once and for all through the disruptive power of technology."
"In that sense, perhaps the most shocking element of the story is not the Chinese government's agenda, but how similar it is to the path technology is taking elsewhere."
Electric scooters popular with ride-sharing services can be hacked to suddenly accelerate or brake
https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24132162-900-it-now-costs-more-to-make-bitcoin-than-the-cryptocurrency-is-worth/ Is the anyone in the #encryptionists camp who still think this was a good idea?
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From a friend working at a big NGO
"Dear Lazyweb; we'd like to hire a pentest company/team/freelancer to look at how secure our systems are. I'm looking for personal recommendations of companies/individuals you've used for this sort of work who did a great job.
(Stack is mostly Ruby (Rails+Padrino) on Heroku using RDS and SES, if that matters)"
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The building of software is an example of "commons" this is why you see so much innovation that would normally be blocked in "closed" capitalist production. What most people talking along these issues miss is the important changes involved in #4opens work. This "blinded" majority thus keep's pushing the innovation back into the stagnant ideolagy they cannot think outside of. Sad and bad.
The conservative idolagys fight over how to shape your relationship with data. The are winder views, more humane options #4opens
Babbage: A bill of data rights
Should individuals have rights over their data that are protected similar to human rights? We discuss the universe with Jo Dunkley of Princeton. And why the oceans are turning a different shade of blue. Kenneth Cukier hosts
#brixet do you not think the FUD https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fear,_uncertainty_and_doubt is due to political/media agenders?
Almost all #traditionalmedia coverage of #brixet and the labour party is a right meme the labour party have a solid policy on this subject, that is not explained here, thus the right wing meme issue. Please check your source before spreading media.
I think meme is actually a good way of describing the issue as #traditionalmedia moves its #classwar into the internet era. They used to have a fig leaf of objectivity when the only news source. If you look this has now been removed.
Founded on #4opens and moderated by an ethical code of conduct. Its a safe space for Campaigning and NGO groups to access their members via #openweb projects.
"We can't engage as communities, unless we have money. I can't even express how angry this makes me."
- an activist group using Facebook. People and organisations who feel this way are our initial targets.
We are launching two new Mastodon instances for activists and campaigners to aid communication of grassroot groups; putting social media back in our hands by providing a free, unfettered home for campaigners, NGO’s and activists to communicate among their peers and beyond.
This project is a way out of the restricted, algorithmic, for-profit mediation and commercialisation of communication we increasingly experience. If you do not pay to "boost" each post, a Facebook page will only reach 3-6% of members. This soon becomes an expensive drain on limited NGO and activist budgets.
Activists and campaigners alike are ready to shift their outreach away from the corporate social networks paid-per-view “walled gardens”.
Mastodon is the worlds largest free open source decentralised microblogging network; it’s thousands of unique, interconnected communities, filled with different people, interests, languages, and needs.
You’re free to join any community you like, or better yet, host your own, on your own terms. It remains possible for members of each to instance to interact with others.
There is no monopoly by a single commercial company, no ads, and no tracking.
We aim to help activism/campaigning groups to make this step now.
A note on Security and Privacy - these take a somewhat different shape within the #openweb. Have a read about our thoughts on the matter.