The Guardian published the contents of a speech by Cohen: In a speech last night at the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), the actor and comedian Sacha Baron Cohen attacked Facebook and other social media platforms for enabling the proliferation of hate speech and misinformation. The speech was striking in its sincerity – Baron Cohen appeared as … [Read more…]
It’s Almost 2019. Do You Know Where Your Photos Are? – It might be the season, this topic was recently discussed with friends then the NYT comes to the rescue with a good history.
View From the Valley Telecom Internet Tech Leaders Dismayed by Weaponization of Social MediaBy Tekla S. Perry Posted 14 Nov 2017 | 15:00 GMT IEEE SPECTRUM The tech industry can’t hide from the information war, particularly when its own creations are being weaponized. That was the consensus of a panel at the Techonomy17 conference in … [Read more…]
From the Guardian – Wednesday 15 November 2017 The inventor of the world wide web remains an optimist but sees a ‘nasty wind’ blowing amid concerns over advertising, net neutrality and fake news Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s optimism about the future of the web is starting to wane in the face of a “nasty storm” of … [Read more…]
About: http://blogs.harvard.edu/vrm/about/ https://blogs.harvard.edu/doc/2015/09/18/debugging-adtech-assumptions/ Wrong. If people have a real relationship with a company, they want it to be with sales or service. That’s it. For example, I have a great relationship with the service department of East Coast Volkswagen in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. I’m on a first-name basis with the guys there, who know … [Read more…]
I was reading an article in the L.A. Times on a “small” materials handling accident at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Calsbad New Mexico today: Nuclear Accident in New Mexico and wanted to look at the site’s web page and read the information the DOE put out. So, off to Google I go and … [Read more…]