"In perhaps the creepiest example, Facebook applied for (and received, last year) a patent for a tool called Techniques, for emotion detection and content delivery. It would use the camera in your phone to take pictures of you as you scroll through content. Facebook would then use facial analysis to measure how much you did or did not like the content in question, so as to determine what kind of stuff to send your way."
Today I was interviewed on the Software Engineering Daily podcast, I was told it will be up in couple weeks.
In a similar fashion to my earlier Sputnik drawing.
Beware people who offer you a "red pill." Most of them are peddling hallucinogens.
"The death of the newsfeed" by Benedict Evans https://www.ben-evans.com/benedictevans/2018/4/2/the-death-of-the-newsfeed
This makes an interesting case against the chronological timeline.
My professional opinion as a #blockchain researcher: I don’t see the point (yet) https://jmkorhonen.net/2018/01/12/my-professional-opinion-as-a-blockchain-researcher-i-dont-see-the-point/
Russian National Arrested For Cyber Crime In #bangkok, Allegedly Had $8.2 Mln in BTC #cointelegraph https://cointelegraph.com/news/russian-national-arrested-for-cyber-crime-in-bangkok-allegedly-had-82-mln-in-btc
via our friend, @willrad
PERIODIC REMINDER THAT THE RED HAT LOGO IS ACTUALLY A T-REX PUNCHING A TRICERATOPS
A fast-evolving new #botnet could take gadgets in your home to the dark side #mit https://www.technologyreview.com/s/610056/a-fast-evolving-new-botnet-could-take-gadgets-in-your-home-to-the-dark-side/ #devices
While I'm inventing conspiracy theory origins for recent technologies, here's another one:
Bitcoin was invented by an unknown person pseudonamed "Satoshi Nakamoto". Before people used their spare computing time to mine bitcoins, one of the big things they did with spare compute was to run the SETI@Home client, helping to search for extraterrestrials. Who might have a vested interest in redirecting resources away from the search for extraterrestrials? Is "Satoshi Nakamoto" really a /person/?
Burger King | Whopper Neutrality https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=170&v=ltzy5vRmN8Q #NetNeutrality
Ethereum scammers disguised as Vitalik #buterin are out to steal your coins #tnw https://thenextweb.com/hardfork/2018/01/22/ethereum-vitalik-buterin-scam/
So Decent is pretty fucking amazing!
Check it out on: http://gwenbell.com
(An in-browser social network based on Scuttlebot and Minbase with seamless on-boarding. Seriously easier to get started with than a centralised social network like Facebook. Very, very impressed!)
PS. I’m @aral on there.