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me if there was no Internet
(from Hieronymus Bosch's Garden of Earthly Delights)

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a reading list of recent books on topics related to technology, surveillance, privacy and their impact on society

gist.github.com/ciphercharly/7

feedback is welcomed!

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danah boyd nailed it, the context collapse in social media is poison. I always sound too harsh or judgemental :((

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In Apple Mail, there is no protecting PGP-encrypted messages. Even with disabling remote content, GPGTools is vulnerable to EFAIL, and the only mitigation for now is to switch to Thunderbird/Enigmail, and disable viewing HTML emails

theintercept.com/2018/05/25/in

(leaves me also with a gloomy worry: what if all our small, good, decentralized, tenacious efforts to counter act are not enough?)

(appreciation for her trashing of Barlow)

"remaining on the imagined fringes of the network might only afford us the kind of freedom Barlow opined for in 1996: the convenient imaginary of outlaw cyberspace, the wild frontier in which white men can always mean well while moving fast and breaking things, or where the privileged prepper can build her own infrastructural enclave apart from the platforms, but remain no less complicit in isolationism."

"the so-called immateriality of the Internet—a vision popularized in its maps and the gaps on it—is perhaps the greatest source of plausible deniability for earnest CEOs invoking community and empowerment while enacting complicity and arbitrage"

delicious piece on maps of the Internet:
"Effortless Slippage"
by Ingrid Burrington
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e-flux.com/architecture/dimens

retro-gaming to train reinforcement learning algorithms: Gym Retro
blog.openai.com/gym-retro/

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Band name of the day: cellular branding

"The detection of faked identity using unexpected questions and mouse dynamics"
by Merylin Monaro, Luciano Gamberini, Giuseppe Sartori
journals.plos.org/plosone/arti

good to detect frauds or rogue actors...
..on the other hand spoofing the surveillance machine is getting harder and harder, fake identities can be very useful...
filed under "every technology can be used for good or bad"

entry on the topic 'HOPE'
(I'm sure it is here somewhere...)

paper: "Data Protection and E-Privacy: From Spam and Cookies to Big Data, Machine Learning and Profiling"
by Lilian Edwards
papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cf

"Slouching towards the GDPR" an American perspective

this is from May 11th but is ageing pretty well
"GDPR isn't to blame for all those dumb emails you're getting"
by matt Burgess

wired.co.uk/article/pecr-gdpr-

and noyb.eu leads the way:

«GDPR: noyb.eu filed four complaints over “forced consent” against Google, Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook»

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noyb.eu/

it's May 25th in this timezone!

here a picture of the GDPR fighting the Data-hoarder Panoptes

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command line, hadoop, self-irony Show more

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*ambient emotional support*