Facebook Apologizes for Outages, Says It Has Resolved 'Server Configuration' Error That Led To Access Problems
i think you're going to have a hard time getting tech companies to meaningfully compete when so many of them were never profitable
as much as i want to see naive legislation kill surveillance capitalism dead by accident, it seems to miss the nuance of the industry: that monetizing social infrastructure is actually really hard, and the major ways businesses have been able to do so have been really slimy. so what do you do instead? nationalize facebook?
Re: empty suits
"What we are seeing worldwide, from India to the UK to the US, is the rebellion against the inner circle of no-skin-in-the-game policymaking "clerks" and journalists-insiders, that class of paternalistic semi-intellectual experts with some Ivy league, Oxford-Cambridge, or similar label-driven education who are telling the rest of us 1) what to do, 2) what to eat, 3) how to speak, 4) how to think... and 5) who to vote for.
With psychology papers replicating less than 40%, dietary advice reversing after 30y of fatphobia, macroeconomic analysis working worse than astrology, microeconomic papers wrong 40% of the time, the appointment of Bernanke who was less than clueless of the risks, and pharmaceutical trials replicating only 1/5th of the time, people are perfectly entitled to rely on their own ancestral instinct and listen to their grandmothers with a better track record than these policymaking goons.
Indeed one can see that these academico-bureaucrats wanting to run our lives aren't even rigorous, whether in medical statistics or policymaking. I have shown that most of what Cass-Sunstein-Richard Thaler types call "rational" or "irrational" comes from misunderstanding of probability theory."
- @email@example.com https://twitter.com/nntaleb/status/745939585197346816
Russian online training site says it is spamming insecure printers with adverts. Is this *really* happening again? Really?
Telegram gained three million new users during Facebook outage
Someone once said that electronic voting is like having the threat model of the CIA, with the budget of the Post Office.
We've made cheating proofs for manipulated votes. https://people.eng.unimelb.edu.au/vjteague/SwissVoteTestTwoCheats.zip It's an insider attack against verifiability. It's no matter if it is hard to access the system. It's easy to fake a proof if you're already inside. Verify them yourself. @SarahJamieLewis @matthew_d_greenhttps://twitter.com/scytl/status/1105858079630024704
This is one of the best articles I've ever read on the topic of #DigitalColonialism
Digital colonialism is threatening the Global South
An interesting proposal: "Freedom Software" as a term instead of "Free Software"/Open Source"
#FreedomSoftware #FreeSoftware #OpenSource
Intended to be open, free, and decentralized, it's now dominated by a handful of companies that control what we see and what we can say.
"For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong." — H. L. Mencken
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.