If Zuckerberg wants to rule the world, does he even need to be president?

  • August 8, 2017
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Alex Hern From The Guardian The Facebook CEO’s 5,700 word post advocated a strong civil society and ended quoting Lincoln. Is he pitching for office, or already an unofficial Potus? It is not normal for a technology chief executive to announce a new product roadmap in the form of a 5,700 word blogpost that begins […]

Vault 7: Projects

  • August 8, 2017
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WikiLeaks From WikiLeaks 23 March 2017 Dark Matter Today, March 23rd 2017, WikiLeaks releases Vault 7 “Dark Matter”, which contains documentation for several CIA projects that infect Apple Mac firmware (meaning the infection persists even if the operating system is re-installed) developed by the CIA’s Embedded Development Branch (EDB). These documents explain the techniques used […]

Privacy: A Failed Experiment?

  • August 8, 2017
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Victor Dorff From Huffington Post As Americans look north and observe Canada’s latest kerfuffle over privacy this week, it has been like looking at ourselves in the mirror – everything is on the opposite side. Court documents released last week in Quebec revealed that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police can unlock the encryption on any […]

Facebook wants you to think it’s just a platform. It’s not.

  • August 17, 2017
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David Uberti From Columbia Journalism Review In some respects, Facebook isn’t so different from the publishers that rely on it. A report from Gizmodo this week suggests that a team of “news curators” subjectively selected stories for the objective-sounding “trending” section of the Facebook homepage. One former contractor alleged that the team suppressed conservative news–and […]