January 16, 2017

Data Knightmare

DataKnightmare 1x14 - Abolire l'anonimato in rete?

Nel gran bailamme riguardo a fake news e hate speech qualcuno, come al solito, suggerisce che "l'anonimato in rete" sia la causa da rimuovere: un punto di vista provinciale e ingenuo (postulando la buona fede), come credere che le persone non delinquano perché c'è la polizia. Peccato che in rete il vero anonimato non esista, e quel poco che c'è sia socialmente molto utile.

by Runtime Radio

January 15, 2017

In the news

Baarde Amsterdam met internet een digitaal monster? - Netkwesties


Netkwesties

Baarde Amsterdam met internet een digitaal monster?
Netkwesties
Winnaar werd Totem Open Health, een gecompliceerd open source project voor een veilig gebruik van digitaal verzamelde medische data. Een eervolle vermelding kreeg Dowse.eu van Dyne.org, een privacyhulp voor Internet of Things. De jury werd geleid ...

January 13, 2017

videogame confessional forum

madeline johnson

So, my name is Madeline Johnson and I'm based in New York and I am 52. I started in public relations -- one of my first accounts as an intern at an agency called McGrath/Power at 500 Fifth Avenue...

by david wolinsky

January 10, 2017

Bordermonitoring.EU

Governing the Balkan Route: Macedonia, Serbia and the European Border Regime

Together with the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Southeast Europe, bordermonioring.eu e.V. recently published a report on the Balkan Route: The growth and development of transit migration along the Balkan route in 2015 and 2016 highlighted the major role Macedonia and Serbia played, not merely as the main countries of passage, but as important buffer areas within … Governing the Balkan Route: Macedonia, Serbia and the European Border Regime weiterlesen

by ms

Data Knightmare

DataKnightmare 1x13 - ECJ contro Data Rentention; la bufala delle fake news

Il 2016 si era chiuso bene con la sentenza della Corte Europea di Giustizia che stabiliva l'illegalità della raccolta e conservazione indiscriminata di dati da parte dei Governi. Come reagiranno i Governi? Il 2017 invece si apre all'insegna delle fake news, ossia l'ennesima campagna di propaganda per demonizzare (e in fin dei conti censurare) Internet

by Runtime Radio

January 09, 2017

Mobile Communications for All

Great video about Rede Kalunga in Brazil

Rhizomatica has been working (so far in a very limited way) with a big group of people to help build communications infrastructure in the Kalunga (Quilombola) community in Brazil. The idea is that we will get more involved and help install a community cellular network there later in the year.

Watch the video here

 

 

by Peter

January 08, 2017

Riccardo Orioles

Corteo antimafia a Catania, alla testa ci sono i figli dei quartieri

Il bambino pedala allegramente una ventina di metri avanti al corteo e ogni tanto si ferma e mette in mano al passante una copia dei “Siciliani” che è fieramente impegnato a distribuire. E’ un bambino del Gapa, uno di San Cristoforo, uno del doposcuola. Lo guardano distrattamente i poliziotti, lui non fa caso a loro. Alle spalle, il corteo avanza lento, con lo striscione dei Siciliani in testa e un paio di centinaia di cittadini che marciano in silenzio. Il gelo di gennaio dà al tutto un’aria vagamente pietroburghese, col sole e gli striscioni e i passi rilassati e decisi.

Poliziotti e bambino, in realtà, dovrebbero guardarsi in cagnesco, nemici irriducibili per destino. Lui, nelle statistiche giudiziarie, dovrebbe infallibilmente entrarci fra due o tre anni, da adolescente povero catanese; loro, gran parte del tempo dovrebbero impiegarlo per correre dappresso a quelli come lui: così vorrebbe il Sistema. Eppure stavolta non sarà così. Lui crescerà – alla faccia dei baroni – sano e tranquillo, imparerà cose buone, sarà felice e utile, conquisterà dei diritti. Loro non cacceranno più delinquentelli di quartiere ma mafiosi e capimafia, questi ultimi con tanto di colletto bianco e soldi in Svizzera o nei centri commerciali.

Sarà così domani, garantito. Siamo tutti a lavorare per questo, anzi è già cominciato. E intanto il nostro piccolo attivista-ciclista vola, è lui che in realtà guida – guardatelo! – il corteo.

* * *

Non è semplice organizzare questi cortei, non lo è mai stato in tutti questi anni. Assemblee interminabili, con gran dibattiti lunghi e spaccature di capelli in quattro. Poi però, una volta esaurito il rito, al corteo ci vengono tutti quanti. E una volta lì, ti accorgi che in realtà non c’è niente a dividere gli uni dagli altri, che le facce son simili, che il piccolo popolo è unito, e che è in cammino. Politici non ce ne sono, o se ce n’è non contano, grigi fra i loro vigili come corvi infiltrati fra gli uccellini. C’è solo la “politica” – se vuoi chiamarla così – delle speranze e dei dolori quotidiani, della vita comune, che un giorno sarà migliore se ce la conquisteremo tutti insieme: una fede antichissima, senza grandi parole, che in ogni luogo del mondo ha nomi e volti mutevoli – qui, Titta Scidà o Pippo Fava o Peppino Impastato – che puoi incontrare ogni giorno, perché sono di esseri come te, di persone comuni.

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Questi cortei non si sciolgono: nascosti nelle giornate comuni, risgorgano all’improvviso quando occorre. Ne vedrete ancora altri, quest’anno. La città non è sana, nella città c’è dolore, i giovani ormai se ne fuggono a diciott’anni: il potere è mafioso. Né le parole truci o ridicole (“Andateve che è meglio per tutti”, “Ne abbiamo parlato col papa”) cambiano questa realtà. Cambierà, solo se lo faremo cambiare noi, quelli che non hanno potere, quelli che ufficialmente non dovrebbero contare mai niente.

Ma non è sempre così: ogni tanto, chi non ha mai contato si sveglia, e ha molte cose da dire, molte cose da chiedere, e alla fine se le prende. Ci rivedremo ancora in piazza, quest’anno, determinati e decisi. V’illuderete che non ci siamo più, non sentendoci urlare. Ma anche il silenzio parla, parla sempre più forte.

www.isiciliani.it

L'articolo Corteo antimafia a Catania, alla testa ci sono i figli dei quartieri proviene da Il Fatto Quotidiano.

by Riccardo Orioles

Evgeny Morozov

Democracy is in crisis, but blaming fake news is not the answer | Evgeny Morozov

Claims that Russia is behind the political shocks of 2016 ignore the corrupting influence of digital capitalism

Democracy is drowning in fake news. This is the latest reassuring conclusion drawn by those on the losing side of 2016, from Brexit to the US elections to the Italian referendum.

Apparently, all these earnest, honest and unfashionably rational grownups are losing elections because of a dangerous epidemic of fake news, internet memes and funny YouTube videos. For this crowd, the problem is not that the Titanic of democratic capitalism is sailing in dangerous waters; its potential sinking can never be discussed in polite society anyway. Rather, it’s that there are far too many false reports about giant icebergs on the horizon.

The problem is not fake news but a digital capitalism that makes it profitable to produce false but click-worthy stories

Continue reading...

by Evgeny Morozov

January 05, 2017

Vlax

it's not funny anymore... (http://telegra.ph/its-not-funny-anymore-...

it's not funny anymore...

Idiocracy Director Says It's 'Scary' How Accurate His Movie Has Become

These days Mike Judge is busy with his HBO show Silicon Valley, but back in 2006 he made a movie that would become an instant cult classic. Set in a dystopian future, Idiocracy is now a cultural touchstone for people who think the world just keeps getting dumber. And now Judge says it's "scary" how quickly his movie became reality.

"Now every other Twitter comment I get is about Idiocracy, and how it's a documentary now," Judge told the Daily Beast. "At first, I was just thinking, yeah, that's nice to hear, but then very specific things, like Carl's Jr. announcing that they were going to have a completely robotic, non-employee store—and it's Carl's Jr. in the movie. Then there's this thing called the Fellatio Café in Switzerland where you get blowjobs with coffee, and we had the Starbucks thing in there."

Judge is referring to the fact that in the movie Idiocracy the Starbucks coffee chain had evolved into an establishment for sex work. A new coffee shop in Geneva, Switzerland (where sex work is legal) will soon offer blowjobs for $60. The Carl's Jr. fast food chain in the film is also completely automated, to an incredibly frustrating degree. Fast food chains, of course, have become increasingly automated here in the second decade of the 21st century, with touchscreen ordering becoming more mainstream.

"And then Donald Trump being in the WWF before, and talking about his penis size," Judge continued, referring to the Republican nominee for president and his past with the World Wrestling Federation, a nod to the fact that the president in the film is a wrestling star. "It's just one specific thing after another!"

As I examined back in 2014, the "Idiocracy is a documentary" narrative is not new. And it speaks to a general sense that the United States is not only getting dumber, but that "dumber" people (which is to say, people you disagree with politically) are breeding more. The whole film ultimately advocates for a kind of soft eugenics to fix the entire mess.

There really does seem to be a particular frustration here in 2016 with America's state of affairs. And it's not a partisan issue. Conservatives are just as likely as liberals to use Idiocracy as their shorthand way to talk about how the United States has gotten dumber. When I wrote an article critical of Idiocracy's opening scene back in 2014 Rush Limbaugh was quick to point out how wrong I was and that Idiocracy was indeed coming true.

Which is why the lead of the Daily Beast's article should be taken with a grain of salt by liberals looking for some kind of validation that Mike Judge is speaking to them. Especially when it comes to specific mentions of Trump and how Judge might feel politically.

Back in June rumors started to swirl that the creators of the 2006 movie Idiocracy were going to produce fake ads about Donald Trump featuring President Camacho, the president in the film whose bravado and plain talking parallels Trump's boisterous populism. By July we learned from Terry Crews, the actor who played Camacho, that the project was dead, and now director Mike Judge has explained why. The movie studio that owns the rights to Idiocracy allegedly wouldn't give their blessing.

Judge told The Daily Beast that they needed 20th Century Fox to sign off on the rights for the "parody" ads, and the article strongly hints that the company was the main impediment to the project moving forward for some vague political reason. Readers are left to believe that maybe it would've been too hard on Trump and that there was a Murdoch-backed conspiracy to kill the project.

But Judge's own words don't really back up this theory at first. He needs the Daily Beast reporter to feed him this guess at why Fox wasn't interested.

"It kind of fell apart," Mike Judge told the Daily Beast. "It was announced that [the parody ads] were anti-Trump, and I would've preferred to make them and then have the people decide."

So... right off the bat, Judge says that the ads weren't going to be anti-Trump. And later, the person interviewing Judge (clearly desperate to inject a Murdoch storyline) inserts his own theory when the Idiocracy director trails off.

"I think also Fox… yeah, they… even though they've probably forgotten they still own it…" he continues, trailing off.

I don't see Rupert Murdoch signing off on those, I tell him, since the Fox mogul is an avowed Trump supporter.

"Yeah. That's the other thing. I think there was a roadblock there, too," says Judge. "I just heard that they were put on the shelf, so it looks like they're not going to happen."

Idiocracy, like all great futurist art, is a rorschach test. And Idiocracy has been incredibly successful as a piece of futurism in this regard.

The number of references to the film you'll no doubt see in the comments to this post without any reference to the cultural, political, or technological critiques made by Judge, the Daily Beast or myself will certainly attest to its resonance.

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#idiocracy #comedy #documentary #donaldtrump #republicanfailure #usa

January 02, 2017

Tomb, the Crypto Undertaker 2.3

… – Changes: Fix to bug occurring when using ZSh version 5.3 or higher. Fix to inclusion of final newline in keys generated with 2.2, only affecting third-party software. Removed chmod/chown of tombs when open. Enhanced continuous integration script with regression tests with usage of old stable versions of Tomb

by Jaromil

January 01, 2017

Alan :: law, technology and cinema, washed down with wine

A 2016 Almanac

February
Following the San Bernardino massacre of December 2015, the FBI seek to force Apple to assist in unlocking the data on the culprit’s phone, sparking a debate pitching national security against privacy.

March
Major news sites hit by malvertising payload which delivers ransomware to users computers. Security, as well as privacy concerns, data consumption and weariness at excessive and intrusive advertising drive the further growth of adblocking.

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On March 28th the Department of Justice dropped its case against Apple after the FBI announced that they had found a means to unlock the phone and access the data on it

April
The EU formally adopts General Data Protection Regulation, which will come into effect in May 2018.

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Dave Carroll documented the absurd gymnastics required from parents by Facebook should they want to opt their kids out of ads.

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Whatsapp announces the integration of encryption functionality for calls and text, implementing the protocol developed by Open Whisper Systems. For the first time a true mass market user tool deploys encryption as default.

May
Elsevier,  academic publishing behemoth, buys SSRN, a key repository for free scholarly articles online. They start to remove access to some articles. Luckily there is Sci-Hub.

June
Startup Score Assured offers service to profile potential tenants for landlords. Prospective renters will have to provide them with details of all their social media accounts.
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23/6 Britain votes to leave the EU. Bad news for the EU and for Ireland especially, but possibly good news for  privacy and data protection advocates. Axel Arnbrak explains.
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28/6 Google changes its privacy policy so that the combination of the Double Click advertising cookie (which tracks users all over the double click network i.e. a large part of the web) with Personally Identifying Information (PII) is no longer an opt-in matter.
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In Belgium Facebook overturns an earlier decision on appeal, they had been forbidden from tracking non-users for advertising purposes around the web. It was found that the Belgian courts did not have jurisdiction. Such complaints are to be dealt with in Ireland.
July
The EU Commission issues its implementing decision for the Privacy Shield agreement on the transfer of data from the EU to the US, a jerry-rigged replacement for the Safe Harbour provisions challenged by Max Schrems and found invalid by the European Court of Justice in October 2015.
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14/7 Microsoft vs US: the case is about the US DOJ’s attempt to extraterritotrally apply the Stored Communications Act under which they can access a user’s email on a foreign server. In this case the server was in Ireland (!) and the Second Circuit appeals Ct. held in favor of Microsft.
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Google withdraws appeal to the UK Supreme Ct. in Vidal Hall – legal action and damages possible for breaches of Data Protection law even where there is no monetary loss. The decision is widely viewed as enabling a more muscular enforcement of data protection rules.

August
Whatsapp start sharing users’ telephone numbers with Facebook who want to use them for their magic advertising sausage recipe. Elsewhere Facebook meanwhile was recommending the users connect with each other on the basis because they shared the same psychiatrist. Nothing to hide, indeed.
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Draft proposals for copyright revisions in the EU are leaked. Stomachs heave.

September
Further evidence of the value of ‘relevant’ ‘targeted’ advertising is provided by this account by a woman who had a miscarriage but continued to be pitched pregnancy and birth related products.
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Digital Rights Ireland announces its legal challenge to Privacy Shield.

October
Open Whisper Systems, the entity behind he development of encrypted communications app Signal, announced that they had been subpoenaed for information for information on one of their users. The only information held by them was the date and time of the user’s registration and the time of their last connection to the Signal service’s servers. No content, no contact lists, nada.
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Unlike Yahoo, who were caught trawling the entirety of their email user population at the behest of the US government, losing their head of security in the process, which seems careless.
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In other mass surveillance news the UK’s Investigatory Powers Tribunal (oversight body for MI5, MI6 & GCHQ) finds that the collection of bulk communications data and retention of bulk personal data sets were in breach of the European Convention Human Rights.
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A month now seems incomplete without a Facebook outrage and they were called out by ProPublica for targeting or enabling exclusion of users based on race.

November
Before the US election there is coverage of the Trump’s data based campaign to reduce Clinton supporter turnout by targeting them with ads focused on demoralising them.
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9/11: Trump elected: hard to believe that the apparatus revealed by Snowden will soon be in his hands. This is a transcript from a TV broadcast with Trump from 2005:

An audience member asked Mr. Trump for his opinion of Watergate’s hero, Deep Throat (Mark Felt, Vice- Director of the FBI).

DT: “I think he’s disgusting. I think he’s scum. I don’t care how old he is, how sick he is, I think he ought to be arrested. He was an FBI agent, essentially, and he was ratting on the President. He could have done something against the President, he could have reported the President, he could have resigned and said something.”

23:52 MJ: “What do you think would have happened to him if he had actually gone to his superior and told him about this?”

23:52 DT: “Well he only had one superior, I mean he was the second guy in the FBI. He could have resigned and had a news conference, he could have said I won’t do this but instead he was underneath, I think he’s disgusting and frankly I’d arrest him, I’d throw him in jail. I think he’s a disgusting person, totally disloyal to the country. Here’s a guy that works at the FBI, and he’s ratting out his President, and you know, hey if the President did something wrong, who knows if he did something wrong? This guy shouldn’t have done it the way he did it.”

Mark Felt’s superior at the FBI was one J. Edgar Hoover. Perhaps not the type of person to whom one would bring an ethical concern.
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In the desperate search for an explanation for Trump’s victory many a commentator grasp wildly at ‘fake news’ as an explanation, dumping Facebook into the muck yet again. In the UK the Admiral insurance company announces that it will price insurance premiums based on an analysis of users Facebook posts – they are quickly banned by the company.
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Back to advertising and privacy: a German TV journalist pretends to be a digital marketing agency and gets a free test drive of web browsing data on 3 million Germans from a broker who had sourced the data through a browser plugin – Web of Trust – marketed as a user protection tool. Data acquired implicated identifiable members of the judiciary in kinky sex and confidential information about a criminal investigation. Politicians scratch their heads and wonder how such a thing could happen. — -?

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17/11 the world’s greatest BitTorrent site dedicated to music, what.cd, shut down after a raid affecting part of their server infrastructure in France. Having existed for nearly a decade and built an outstanding archive its loss was widely mourned by both musicians and fans.

December

The ECJ announced its decision in the joined case of Tele2/Watson a further examination of national data retention laws after the EU directive had been struck down by the DRI’s action in 2014. The Court stated that data retention must be limited to serious criminal cases, targeted and limited o what is strictly necessary. There must also be proper oversight and other safeguards. Those placed under surveillance have the right to be notified once the investigation has concluded and the risk of jeopardising it is over.

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After a major consultation earlier in the year a draft of the EU’s new ePrivacy regulation is leaked.


by nonrival

December 31, 2016

Vlax

December 30, 2016

videogame confessional forum

ben hopkins

Well, yeah, my name's Ben Hopkins. I'm in LA, Los Angeles. I'm 39. So, losing interest in videogames. I guess on and off, somewhere between this creative inspiration and escapism, there's been...

by david wolinsky

December 27, 2016

URBANIAHOEVE / Social Design Lab for Urban Agriculture

Data Knightmare

DataKnightmare 1x12 - Piacentini e il team per la trasformazione Digitale

Natale è tempo di belle storie. Invece di quelle tradizionali tutta melassa, una storia vera (e ancora in corso) che aiuta a digerire e a evacuare gli eccessi delle feste.

by Runtime Radio

December 26, 2016

/tmp/lab

33C3 : Works for me

Each year with winter comes the Chaos Computer Congress in Hamburg.

2016 edition : 27-30 dec. Survival guide for this 33rd edition :

Program

Streams and Recording

Wiki

” Works for me”

Like no other, the year 2016 pointed out how well „works for me“ works for us.
It does not. Mutual hate, envy, insensibility and exclusion have driven us apart.

Feeling isolated and threatened, we turn further against each other, take less care of each other and worry even more about ourselves. And yet, we are never alone: Excessive surveillance is now politically normalized, if not for all then at least for those who are different, intractable, foreign.

Let’s break this vicious circle.
Let’s get together and live our utopia.
Let’s strive for something that works for all of us.

And let’s fight those, who will not let us!

Welcome to the party! :-)

 

Avec  chaque hiver vient le Chaos Computer Congress, cette année du 27 au 30 décembre.

Bien plus que les autres, l’année 2016 a montré combien « works for me » marche pour nous.

Ca ne marche pas : haine mutuelle, envie, insensibilité et exclusion nous ont déchiré. Les sensations d’Isolement et de menaces nous oppose, nous faisant prendre moins soin de chacun et nous préoccupant plus de nous meme.

Et nous ne sommes toujours pas seuls : la surveillance excessive de tous est maintenant politiquement normalisée, ou au moins des différents, etrangers ou rebelles.

Cassons ce cercle vicieux.

Rassemblons nous et vivons notre utopie.

Battons nous pour quelque chose qui fonctionne pour chacun de nous.

Et combattons celui qui ne nous laisse pas faire !

by sam

December 24, 2016

Vlax

December 23, 2016

videogame confessional forum

warren robinett

Okay. My name's Warren Robinett. I live in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. I'm 63. My involvement in the videogame industry began, perhaps, with my interest in computer graphics, when I was an...

by david wolinsky

December 22, 2016

Tunapanda

Tunapanda Institute featured in the 2016 Nominet Trust

We’re really excited that Tunapanda Institute was named among the 2016 NT100 – Nominet Trust’s  annual celebration of 100 inspiring tech for good ventures from around the world.

These inspiring projects all use digital technology to tackle some of the world’s biggest social problems from lifesaving health tech to knowledge sharing.

Following a global call for nominations earlier this year, Tunapanda Institute was selected by eight  amazing judging partners from the tech and charity worlds in recognition of our work. The judging panel included representatives from Nominet Trust 100 partners.

Through continued hard work and iteration, we aim to continuously improve upon and replicate our work further. Thanks to everyone out there who has supported and collaborated with Tunapanda Institute in so many different ways over the past 4 years!

by Minzilet Ijai

TUNAPANDA TEAM TAKES PART IN STARTUP WEEKEND 2016

A team of 15 trainers from Tunapanda Institute attended the 2016 startup weekend held at Strathmore University. Startup weekend is a global network of passionate leaders and entrepreneurs on a mission to inspire, educate and empower individuals, teams and communities.

For over 54 hours, different teams were involved in creating different tech tools that addressed  concerns either in schools or in the students’ communities. The proposed ventures ranged from mobile apps for students to gaming console apps to a variety of online learning tools.

SaccoCom, the winning team, was led by Moses Oloo, a Tunapanda tech trainer. Their project focused on educating the middle class income earners about saccos (local savings and credit groups). This was based on loans, risks, measures and ways of seeking legal help.

EasyEd was the runner-up. Their mobile application was developed to make education easier and more fun by killing boredom through providing gamified and interactive offline learning content for kids in classes (grades) 6-7.

“The EasyEd idea came about after we realized that the available content lacks motivation and does not encourage the kids to read,” explained Cetrick Oyavo, the lead developer.

Both the winner and the runners-up included team members from Tunapanda Institute.

by Minzilet Ijai

Tech Dada in Boston

In November, three of our team members (Josephine, Cecilia and Risper) were in Boston to showcase our Tech Dada initiative, an outreach program that takes Tunapanda training to girls’ high schools and helps prepare them for future careers in tech, design and business. They took part in an Innovation Marketplace, hosted at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Young innovators who use science, technology, innovation and partnership to tackle global challenges showcased their innovations in a stand-like gathering where potential donors and partners passed by to learn more about their innovations.

“Most of the investors who came to our stand were very impressed with the initiative and what gave us a plus was the fact that we had a prototype; Tunapanda’s software “Swag” that was running and would digitize our initiative thus explaining our scalability model. Women were very much impressed and were willing to be part of the initiative,” said Risper.

Our team had the opportunity to gain exposure, build support for the Tech Dada initiative, receive technical feedback and practice valuable pitching skills through the positive and constructive feedback from the judges.

Even though we did not make it to the top three, Risper says the team learnt a lot of things from the experience, received incredible feedback about our initiative and met potential collaborators who believe in our cause.”

by Minzilet Ijai

Bordermonitoring.EU

Two new video clips from Moving Europe

Many of the 60’000 refugees currently stuck in Greece have a relative, who resides already in Germany or in other EU member states, but those still in Greece are denied the right of family reunification. One keeps them waiting or overwhelms them with bureaucratic requests that can hardly be fulfilled. Simply the initial registration in … Two new video clips from Moving Europe weiterlesen

by ms

December 19, 2016

Data Knightmare

DataKnightmare 1x11 - PredictiveWorld e Numer.ai, o la follia delle Predictive Analytics

Avete provato predictiveworld.watchdogs.com? Legge i vostri like di facebook e stima quanta birra bevete in una settimana. E c'è chi paga per saperlo. Se non vi basta, che ne pensate invece di Numer.ai, la nuova scintillante startup fintech che fa crowdsourcing di modelli predittivi, paga solo quelli che rendono e per di più li paga due spicci? Benvenuti al lato oscuro della società dei dati.

by Runtime Radio

Vlax

Las palabras no son parte integrante de la realidad. Los pensamient...

Las palabras no son parte integrante de la realidad. Los pensamientos no se deben fijar en la mente para siempre,hay que dejarlos evolucionar

via -> Alejandro Jodorowsky

https://twitter.com/alejodorowsky/status/808671243432067072

#pensamiento #idea #mente #realidad

December 18, 2016

Dyne.org video channel

December 17, 2016

Vlax

This Week In Techdirt History: December 11th - 17th

This Week In Techdirt History: December 11th - 17th

Image/photo Techdirt.

This Week In Techdirt History: December 11th - 17th

Five Years Ago

This week in 2011, everyone from Rupert Murdoch and Chris Dodd to sixteen former Judiciary Committee staff who had become entertainment industry lobbyists (hello revolving door!) was pushing to get SOPA passed. At the same time, Wikipedia was explaining in great detail why SOPA hurts the internet, and we heard the first rumblings of the now-famous Wikipedia blackout in protest.

Meanwhile, some creators were smartly focused on being creative and finding new business models: this was the week that Louis CK launched direct-to-fan sales of his latest special via his website, and set the comedy world on fire with its staggering success.

Oh, and Mike published his 40,000th post on Techdirt!

Ten Years Ago

This week in 2006, people were beginning to slowly understand the fact that the iTunes store was just a loss-leader to help boost iPod sales, though several analysts were not quite getting the point. Other stores like eMusic were showing the power of DRM-free music but the record labels weren't listening, and even though folks like Bill Gates seemed to understand the dangers of DRM, they weren't doing anything about it. Meanwhile, the sex.com debacle continued, the Netherlands blazed a trail in switching from analog to digital TV broadcasts, and laptops were beginning their ascent as desktops began their decline.

Fifteen Years Ago

Five years earlier in 2001, some were already calling for the death of the PC industry and its replacement by the next big thing (though that may have been somewhat overstated). NY Times Magazine took a great look at the year's most interesting ideas, though perhaps the most problematic post-9/11 trend was the obsession with finding silver-bullet technological solutions to big problems. Tech was getting smarter, with some of the first forays into music recognition technology and the military suddenly becoming interested in the role of robots in war. (And today we have ContentID and drone strikes...) In slightly more pleasant forms of progress, Apple was realizing that Macs need more games (a problem that is a lot closer to solved today).

One-Hundred And Fifteen Years Ago

Just a brief historical nod this week: it was on December 12th, 1901 that the first transatlantic wireless transmission was received by Guglielmo Marconi at Signal Hill in St. John's, Newfoundland.

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December 16, 2016

videogame confessional forum

nico deyo

I'm Nico D. and I'm 33 years old and my getting into videogames is a very broken line. Most people I know that are my age or slightly younger have this long continuous strand from the time that they...

by david wolinsky

Informatic school is in southwest Cameroon

END OF COURSE WITH BACHMANN LUCIUS

The course was a very successful one after the frame work was done some students reached the target. the webpage was host locally and the first student who completed this task host this really on the Internet.  so gilles one of the student of the php class continue and host his page on the Internet.

after 3months of intensive studies the teacher invited the students for a cinema, after the cinema a session of discussion was held where one of the student was chosen to continue in the Association as a voluntee to put into practice what he has learn during this period of time

by admin

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Get #Devuan and roll your distro

Get #Devuan and roll your distro

  • Devuan-based projects to date
    • EterTICs - designed for Latin American radio environments.
    • EXE GNU/Linux - Llive CD or USB desktop orientated distribution pre-installed with the Trinity Desktop Environment
    • Gnuinos - A libre spin #Openbox window manager, ships with the linux-libre kernel
    • MIYO - It uses #Refracta tools MIYO ("make it your own") and Openbox, ideal for older or resource limited computers.
    • Nelum-Dev1 - Created to showcase Devuan GNU/Linux. It comes in flavours for Openbox, #MATE and #XFCE.
    • Refracta - Built with home users in mind. It also comes with special tools that allow the user to customize their system and create a live CD or live USB from their installation.
    • Star - A do it yourself project for people, a live-build development environment aimed at helping the user create their own live distribution.
    • Zephyr Linux - A 64 bit live-hybrid distribution, lightweight with #Fluxbox, #JWM and Openbox.

https://talk.devuan.org/t/os-partners-devuan-distros/560


#Debian #nosystemd #GNULinux #softwarelibre #dyne

December 15, 2016

Museo dell Informatica funzionante

Fixing a plotter…

We’re fixing this plotter… brand new but a rubber stop is rotten.

L'articolo Fixing a plotter… sembra essere il primo su Museo dell'Informatica Funzionante.

by asbesto

December 13, 2016

Vlax

Software libre y de código abierto

Software libre y de código abierto

Sociedad libre y gobierno abierto

@xarxaip
una recopilación de 24 artículos escritos por expertos de diferentes campos que nos dan una visión de 360 grados sobre qué es en realidad el software libre y de código abierto (Free and Open Source Software, FOSS) y como hoy en día está transformando nuestro mundo y apoderándose como individuos, como colectivos y como sociedad.

http://softwarelibre.xarxaip.cat/index.html?_scpsug=crawled_80884_bb50b400-b376-11e6-c5d7-90b11c40440d#_scpsug=crawled_80884_bb50b400-b376-11e6-c5d7-90b11c40440d

Hackmitin 2016 en Colima

Hackmitin 2016 en Colima

http://hackmitin.espora.org

Hackmitin es un encuentro anual de personas que trabajan la tecnología desde una visión libre y comunitaria. Un fin de semana abierto al público con charlas y talleres gratuitos, dedicado a las tecnologías libres y a experimentar modelos alternativos de trabajo y cooperación.

El encuentro está destinado a todo tipo de personas que tengan una mente abierta y curiosa, con ganas de compartir sus experiencias y participar. Algunas charlas y talleres pueden requerir conocimientos informáticos avanzados pero no todos.

El Hackmitin se ha realizado desde el 2009 en distintas partes del país y desde diferentes espacios autogestivos. En todos los encuentros se han generado experiencias únicas de aprendizaje y colaboración.

Este año Colima Hacklab será el anfitrión del encuentro, que se llevará a cabo del 9 al 11 de diciembre. La organización del evento se da a través de plataformas colaborativas, donde todas las personas interesadas pueden participar desde distintas partes del país.

¿Te interesa participar? Comparte tus inquietudes o propón un taller: http://hackmitin.espora.org

#autonomia #softwarelibre #colima #mexico #hack #autogestion #culturalibre #organizacion #hacklab

December 12, 2016

Data Knightmare

DataKnightmare 1x10 - Rule 41 e Snooper's Charter

Rule 41 e Snooper's Charter (al secolo Investigatory Powers Act), altri due chiodi nella bara dei diritti civili in UK e USA

by Runtime Radio

December 11, 2016

Museo dell Informatica funzionante

SPACE IS THE PLACE – 2016 Calendar

Una selezione di reperti dei due musei di informatica MusIF e MIAI visti dall’obiettivo della fotografa Luisa Civardi saranno in mostra da Domenica 27 Novembre a Giovedì 15 Dicembre 2016 presso l’atelier dell’Associazione Culturale “L’Impronta”, situato in Via Calabria 3/D, a Cosenza.

In occasione dell’inaugurazione della mostra – Domenica 27 Novembre alle ore 18:30 – sarà presentato anche il calendario congiunto MusIF / MIAI, in edizione limitata, copie numerate e timbrate, che potete ordinare anche voi dal sito
Sun Ra – jazzista, poeta e filosofo – era dannatamente serio quando raccontava di essere un alieno proveniente da Saturno. Diceva davvero? O era una trovata scenica, la spacconata di un intrattenitore? La sua mitologia cosmica era solo una strana ambientazione astratta, o la metafora di precisi concetti in musica e filosofia? …in altre parole, c’era o ci faceva?

Gli oggetti nelle fotografie di Luisa vivono in una simile contraddizione: sono oggetti fisici, fatti di silicio, plastica e metallo, ma al tempo stesso non si trovano in nessun luogo, galleggiano in un vuoto astratto di luce bianca.

Vedendo gli scatti, più di un centinaio, tutti realizzati a Palazzolo Acreide (SR) nella primavera del 2014, ci è subito tornato in mente l’incipit di un telefilm della nostra infanzia: “Spazio, ultima frontiera…”. I musei di informatica gemelli MIAI e MusIF sono in cerca di uno spazio fisico, reale, in cui realizzare un unico allestimento, per “esplorare strani nuovi mondi, alla ricerca di nuove forme di vita e di nuove civiltà, per arrivare là dove nessuno è mai giunto prima”. Space is the place.

Ordinando il calendario, sosterrete le spese di entrambi i musei!

http://space.verdebinario.org

L'articolo SPACE IS THE PLACE – 2016 Calendar sembra essere il primo su Museo dell'Informatica Funzionante.

by asbesto

December 10, 2016

Museo dell Informatica funzionante

Decwriter III restoration

TO BE TRANSLATED

Oggi si e’ tenuto un meeting di riparazione e brainstorming nello stile dei nostri vecchi “TCPC” (Troppo Caffe’ Poco Cervello), antesignani degli odierni “Hackaton”. I presenti e gli ospiti di questa edizione sono stati Nignux, Geenna, Emanuele “Scinziatu”, Nino, Blackout69 e Jag Bot, autore di DIN IS NOISE e nostro ospite per un mese al Museo nell’ambito della sperimentazione della nostra idea di Hacker’s Residence 🙂

Scopo di questo TCPC e’ quello di riparare 2 alimentatori di telescriventi terminali hard copy DIGITAL DECWriter III; il primo appartenente al MusIF ed il secondo al MIAI di Cosenza.

Qualche tempo fa chiedemmo a Blackout69, tecnico molto esperto in riparazioni, di darci una mano con questa riparazione. La sua esperienza si e’ infatti rivelata determinante! Nell’alimentatore del MIAI e’ stato sufficiente sostituire un paio di condensatori elettrolitici in corto.

L’alimentatore del MusIF invece presentava problemi di altro tipo; i transistor erano letteralmente esplosi insieme a 2 resistenze da 1 Ohm. Il resto della componentistica e’ stato verificato e messo a posto. I transistor in questione erano degli SGS 1512782, una sigla custom e, a quanto risulta da qualche ricerca su Google, “militare”. Qualche misurazione sui transistor (buoni) dell’altro alimentatore ci mostra un hfe molto basso, il che li rende simili ai BU208, utilizzati spesso nello stadio ad alta tensione dei vecchi TV in bianco e nero.

Una ricerca nel nostro “deposito di vecchie schede” (una serie di casse contenenti schede elettroniche di recupero) ci ha permesso di trovere due di questi transistor, che si sono rivelati compatibili: dopo un attimo di panico dovuto ad un fusibile interrotto, l’alimentatore si e’ acceso e la DecWriter III e’ tornata a funzionare perfettamente! 🙂

Tra le altre attivita’ della giornata, Nignux ha restaurato e rimesso in funzione un Amstrad CPC-464, Geenna si e’ dedicato allo sviluppo di sistemi embedded, e Scinziatu si e’ cimentato nel tentativo di riparazione di un Sinclair Spectrum 48K senza pero’ riuscire nell’intento poiche’ il computer necessita di ricambi ed altri interventi che saranno fatti piu’ avanti.

Una discussione molto vecchia relativa a tentativi di riparazione di questi alimentatori e’ reperibile qui.

 

 

L'articolo Decwriter III restoration sembra essere il primo su Museo dell'Informatica Funzionante.

by asbesto

Restauro Digital DECWriter III

Oggi abbiamo avuto un meeting di restauro / TCPC con un po’ di amici, alcuni di essi molto esperti in elettronica e riparazioni. Il nostro scopo era riparare gli alimentatori di due DECWriter III, una del MUSIF ed una del MIAI. Avevamo anche un alimentatore funzionante (di una terza DECWriter III del MIAI) cosi’ abbiamo potuto fare alcuni confronti e test di debugging.

Massimo “Blackout69” e Nino sono venuti ad aiutarci da Catania; Emanuele “Scinziatu” e’ arrivato da Modica, e Jag Bot e’ qui con noi proveniente da Londra/Cracovia!

Massimo e’ veramente molto bravo e – per farla breve – ha riparato tutti gli alimentatori!

Siamo riusciti a riparare il particolarissimo transistor SGS con sigla proprietaria, utilizzando dei normali BU208A, switching ad alta tensione normalmente usati nei vecchi TV bianco e nero. Ne abbiamo trovati 2 letteralmente tra le schede di recupero! 🙂

Gli alimentatori ora funzionano tutti, la nostra DECWriter III lavora alla grande, ci sono solo da sistemare alcuni problemimi minori.

La nostra DECWriter III si e’ rotta circa 5 anni fa, mentre era connessa a Twitter durante il Natale. Quella dei MIAI non ha mai funzionato – aveva semplicemente un paio di condensatori in corto 🙂

 

L'articolo Restauro Digital DECWriter III sembra essere il primo su Museo dell'Informatica Funzionante.

by asbesto

December 09, 2016

videogame confessional forum

brian gross

Let's see. Brian Gross. I am now currently in Woodland Hills, California, and the loss of interest was just changes in lifestyle, and some dramatic changes as well. I actually sold my TV when I moved...

by david wolinsky

Vlax

L'Ecrivain Public dans le monde

L'Ecrivain Public dans le monde

~A travers la Photographie

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Écrivain de rue, Italie par Carlo Naya (1865)

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[ANF]

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Ecrivain public au Caire par Emile Béchard

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Au tombeau des secrets - Carte postale

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Ecrivain public à Mexico [ANF]

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Ecrivain public à Mumbai, Inde par 'Eddy'

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Ecrivain public par Jean-Marc Godès

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Ecrivain public en Birmanie [ANF]

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Ecrivain public à Tounfite, Maroc [ANF]

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Ecrivain public, Maroc par Marcelin Flandrin (1930)

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Ecrivain public à Oran [ANF]

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Ecrivain public à Douz, Tunisie par Marco Bernardini

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Devanture d'Ecrivain public, Paris (1900)

~A travers les Arts

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L’écrivain public par Firmin Girard

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Écrivain de rue, Istanbul, 1878 [ANF]

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L'écrivain public à San-Carlo, à Naples - Gravure de presse d'après un croquis de Charles Yriarte

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L'Ecrivain public par Ferdinand Max Bredt

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Ecrivain public marocain par Eugène Delacroix

Le petit PLUS

#EcrivainPublic #PublicWriter #écriture #profession #métier #monde #world #photographie #arts #archives #photo #art

December 06, 2016

Data Knightmare

DataKnightmare 1x09 - 10 domande sul "coding" alla ministra Giannini

DataKnightmare 1x09: 10 domande sul "coding alla ministra Giannini

by Runtime Radio

Riccardo Orioles

Costituzione, adesso cominciamo ad applicarla davvero

Dovremmo ringraziare Renzi per averci ricordato, a modo suo, che avevamo una Costituzione. Una Costituzione mai applicata del tutto, o solo in una parte del Paese, e alla fine completamente cancellata. Il giovane che adesso ha vent’anni non ha mai vissuto un giorno della sua vita sotto una Repubblica; né ha mai conosciuto una Costituzione.

“L’iniziativa economica privata non può svolgersi in contrasto con l’utilità sociale…”. Infatti. Da un giorno all’altro, la principale industria del Paese è stata presa e trasferita all’estero. “Ma perché avete spostato la sede a Londra?”. “Per non pagare tasse in Italia”.
“La scuola è aperta a tutti. L’istruzione è gratuita…”. Nella nostra città, Catania, nei quartieri poveri, le scuole vengono chiuse una dopo l’altra.
“L’Italia ripudia la guerra…”. Certo. Infatti abbiamo bombardato il vicino, mandiamo truppe in mezzo mondo (nel ‘900, cinque guerre in quarant’anni) e invece di acquedotti e argini facciamo portaerei e bombardieri.
“La bandiera della Repubblica è il tricolore…”. Il capo di un bel partito, con questo tricolore aveva pubblicamente annunciato di volercisi pulire il c…
“Lo straniero ha diritto d’asilo nella Repubblica…”. Annega nel nostro mare, e se si salva lo chiudiamo in un lager.
“La Repubblica tutela il lavoro…”. Purché malpagato, precario, e a totale discrezione del padrone.
“La Repubblica riconosce i diritti della famiglia…”. Famiglia? Prova a fartene una, senza sapere con che camperai alla fine dell’anno.
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C’eravamo dimenticati di tutto questo. “Politica, politica, che ce ne importa?”. Ed eccoci qui, con il Sud alla fame e il Nord che ogni giorno che passa diventa sempre più Sud. Senza una Costituzione – non ce n’è stata alcuna negli ultimi vent’anni – il popolo s’è imbolsito. I peggiori, o più deboli, scatenando la rabbia su altri poveri più di loro. La povertà tira in basso. La servitù fa diventare servi, dentro e fuori.
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Ricordo, nella mia infanzia, un corteo di contadini. Sfilavano in silenzio, senza cartelli o bandiere. L’abito della festa, le file risolute e tranquille che marciavano mute. Volti scavati, duri, non agitati o distorti. Ma ci vedevi qualcosa che, a leggerla fino in fondo, ti cambiava la vita. La gran forza del popolo, il senso dei diritti, la dignità.
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La cosa buffa, di questo referendum, è che fra i feritori della Costituzione c’era anche tanta gente perbene; e fra i suoi (opportunistici) difensori molti che libertà e diritti li temono come il cane il bastone. Dopo vent’anni d’esilio, la nostra amica cartacea non poteva non trovare confusione.
Ma adesso questa confusione va ripulita, va rialzato il confine fra chi crede nei diritti e chi invece no, comunque abbia votato al referendum. Da subito, dappertutto, a cominciare da qui e ora.
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Dobbiamo riunirci alla svelta, non per “analizzare” o “dibattere” ma per – subito subito, in questi giorni – organizzare. Vogliamo che la Costituzione sia applicata, punto per punto, concretamente. E non in un tempo lontano, ma qui e ora. Nella nostra città, con mafia, amicizie mafiose e poteri feroci, applicarla vuol dire subito cacciare via ‘sta gente. Da lì viene tutto il resto, non solo nella città ma nello stato.
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Vorrei rivedere a Catania i volti e i passi che ho visto tanti anni fa, da bambino. Un corteo muto e potente, senza rabbia né urla, ma chiaro e definitivo, con la forza del popolo – questo significava in origine la parola “democrazia”. Facciamolo fra un mese esatto, nel giorno di Pippo Fava.
“Sfiliamo per le vie contro il re – dissero i rivoluzionari – Chi lo applaudirà sarà bastonato, chi griderà per insultarlo sarà impiccato”. Era il 1789, e lì cominciò qualcosa.

www.isiciliani.it

L'articolo Costituzione, adesso cominciamo ad applicarla davvero proviene da Il Fatto Quotidiano.

by Riccardo Orioles

December 04, 2016

Evgeny Morozov

Data populists must seize our information – for the benefit of us all | Evgeny Morozov

Five US tech giants have harvested our data. This treasure must be shared among the people who provide it

Of all the big firms in Silicon Valley, Amazon had the most to lose from Donald Trump’s presidency. And lose it did, albeit briefly, its share price dropping 5% shortly after the election.

During the campaign, Trump warned that Amazon had a “huge antitrust problem” – a reasonable stance for the populist that he once aspired to be. Most likely, though, his animosity had more to do with the fact Amazon’s founder, Jeff Bezos, also owns the Washington Post, an influential newspaper that took an early strong dislike of Trump. By the time of Amazon’s massive cloud-computing conference, which kicked off in Las Vegas at the end of November, such squabbles seem to have been forgotten. Amazon went on to wow the audience with impressive gimmicks. Did you know it has a truck – yes, a real truck – to drive your data to the cloud? Apparently, it’s much faster than using networks.

Related: Click here for the AI apocalypse (brought to you by Facebook) | Robert Smith

Related: Amazon v Donald Trump? Jeff Bezos may soon face his biggest challenge yet

Related: A Prehistory of the Cloud by Tung-Hui Hu review – the reality behind virtual storage

Continue reading...

by Evgeny Morozov

December 03, 2016

Informatic school is in southwest Cameroon

Football materials donated by Informatic for Africa July 2013

Linux friends is very happy to say that not only the curriculum of our

School but also our football section develops very well.

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Much thanks to Informatic for Africa for the support of Jersey.

by admin

December 02, 2016

videogame confessional forum

ben dutka

Okay. My name is Ben Dutka, and I am 36 years old. I've been playing from the moment my uncle brought over the Atari 2600 with Pong. I was sort of fascinated, even though I didn't play a huge amount...

by david wolinsky

December 01, 2016

Alan :: law, technology and cinema, washed down with wine

The Machinic Sewer

The Sewer
I recently visited the Wikipedia page of a left wing German politician. She had been hit with a pie by a critic of her views on migration. Wikipedia linked to a report on Russia Today containing a video of the incident uploaded to Youtube by RT’s European unit, Ruptly. At the Youtube URL most of the videos displayed in the related content sidebar were about migration, few were from Ruptly, and many were strongly anti-immigrant. I clicked on one where an old woman was interviewed about her fears, feelings and hostility towards immigrants and closed the video after a couple of minutes. The next time that I opened Youtube seven of the ten videos recommended to me concerned immigration. Five of them were clearly produced by right wing media activists and this flavour of curation extended to the videos on the right hand column as I browsed.

This experience captures what Eli Pariser characterised as a ‘filter bubble’ in a book of the same name: I was suddenly thrust into of a media universe imagined for me on the basis of one or two clicked links, and it felt weird. Encountering world-views contrary to my own doesn’t bother me – in fact I enjoy the conflict, but the skimpy basis for subjecting me to this flood of ideological personalisation is bothersome. If the viewer is uninterested in politics and has no knowledge of the mechanism selecting the stories presented to them, what are they to make of such goings on? In this universe old ladies, innocent blond haired teenagers, and middle-aged men are at one in insisting that migrants are criminals who should be deported – is that the normcore position? Sure viewers aren’t going to swallow propaganda whole, they’ll cross reference it with their own experience and knowledge, and apply some critical thinking. But the persistence of these recommendations for about week did make me feel like as if I was surrounded. I had fallen into the filter sewer and was being sprayed with a fire-hose of horseshit.

Getting Personal
Google would argue that if I logged in to Youtube they would know more about me so I would not have ended up in the sewer. But I don’t want my media consumption tracked or personalised. Never logging in to Google is the best I can do to minimise the tracking, short of systematically using a VPN or Tor, and because I want to have some idea of what the general experience of the web is, I will not do that. I do use anti-tracking tools such as Privacy Badger, Disconnect and uBlock Origin, but none of them can fully protect you from ‘the Google’.

Of course our media environments have always had their ‘bias’, and that was the case before the internet. Journalists wax about objectivity and balance but there have always been ideological assumptions and frameworks: the basic credibility of government statements and explanations of its actions; the virtues of capitalism and liberal democracy etc – the world inside the Overton window. Because Pariser wrote the book in the internet era, and focused on the results of algorithmic filtering, it was understood (perhaps unfairly?) as arguing that the problem was new, when it was actually an evolved iteration of an older phenomenon. [It reminds me of the fear that adblocking will wreck journalism – yet newspapers were in crisis already in the 1990s as the industry became more concentrated and the new owners expanded advertising sales whilst sacking journalists, a phenomenon chronicled by Ben Bagdikian in his classic, the New Media Monopoly.]

Old media was also driven by advertising logic: demographic targeting etc but the difference lies as much in the ease of of individualised distribution as in the availability of algorithmic engines. In the newspaper age you could tell a lot about a person politically and socially from the newspaper they read, their choice was also a filter, and the advertisers who bought slots chose silos for their campaigns. But the paper still had to appeal to a mass market so the silo was big, somewhat diversified and had to cover a range of subjects. Not so today.

Futures Past
Pariser’s book is actually about personalization but he must have thought filter bubble was a catchier term. Individualized customization of information flows is heralded as the compass to navigate a sea of excess information, but this has mostly meant that users should surrender control to machinic decision making whose logic is opaque. If the past once allowed room for the illusion that this could work out well, the future is now over and we’ve seen it’s not so rosy. Information filters are needed but only as tools under the control of the user. But such user sovereignty is not a tendency the economic forces of the web want to foster. In the web of 2016 the user is object of a system designed to shape them rather than a subject to be supported in their own self-development.

In The Daily You, Joseph Turrow outlined how the the idea of the powerful consumer is promoted whilst advertisers and marketers engage in ever more intrusive information gathering processes which lead to the separation of consumers into targets and ‘waste’. And if the consumer is so potent, surely they don’t need to be protected by regulation? In the adtech world that the real end goal of personalization is revealed: collect every last bit of data so as to eventually facilitate the encounter between consumer desire and business operation. This intrusion is presented as a means of giving you ‘what you want’ and clothed in the innocuous language of ’relevance’. But the user is never asked what they want, nor given the means to control the data and advertising flows around them – the answers are to be found by spying on them.

All Our Yesterdays…
In its early days the web was embraced by media critics as a formal remedy to the ills of the mass media – newspapers, television, radio, and film. The net/web was to undermine the tyranny of intermediaries and enable a direct dialogue between individuals and groups. It was not to be. The human decision-makers have had their wings clipped, but have merely been replaced by tech-moguls (unwilling to acknowledge their editorial power) and opaque machinic processes cast as agents of divine right.

If algorithms are the new monarchs, a renewed republicanism needs to dethrone them and their owners. Users do need tools to master the data flow, but they must be under their control, transparent in their logic and designed to nurture their autonomy.


by nonrival

November 30, 2016

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A equipa inclui: a Abertay University (Reino Unido), o Basic Income Network Italy (Itália), o Centre for Peace Studies (Croácia), CREATE-NET (Itália), Dyne.org (Holanda), Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute (Portugal), Museu da Crise (Holanda) a ...

Devuan GNU+Linux Beta2 — второй релиз Debian без systemd - Nixp.Ru


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Devuan GNU+Linux Beta2 — второй релиз Debian без systemd
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Сегодня утром была анонсирована вторая бета-версия GNU/Linux-дистрибутива, создаваемого на базе Debian без init-системы systemd, — Devuan GNU+Linux Jessie Beta2. Приветствуя в своём анонсе «дорогих любителей свободы init», ...