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Opinion | The Attack That Broke the Net’s Safety Net - The New York Times
It’s telling that the platforms must make themselves less functional in the interests of public safety. What happened this weekend gives an inkling of how intractable the problem may be. Internet platforms have been designed to monopolize human attention by any means necessary, and the content moderation machine is a flimsy check on a system that strives to overcome all forms of friction. The best outcome for the public now may be that Big Tech limits its own usability and reach, even if that comes at the cost of some profitability. Unfortunately, it’s also the outcome least likely to happen.
facebook  video  videos  internet  tech  technology  socialmedia  socialnetworking  violence  youtube 
4 hours ago by msszczep
Opinion | The Attack That Broke the Net’s Safety Net - The New York Times
A killer determined to make terrorism go viral beat a system designed to keep the worst of the web out of sight.
1  editorial  internet 
6 hours ago by noiseguy
db — decentralised broadcast
A peer-to-peer broadcasting service, owned and funded by its listeners, DJ’s, and producers.
audio  p2p  decentralisation  creativity  broadcasting  decentralization  donations  internet  radio  subscriptions 
6 hours ago by atran
The 26 Words That Guard the Open Internet and Open-Source Intelligence
Section 230 is responsible for the Internet that we know today — the good, the bad, and everything in between. Any further changes to Section 230 will have an indelible impact on social media and other platforms, and the inherently open nature of the Internet. This very well may be a positive outcome if it sufficiently eliminates real harms such as Islamic State propaganda and illicit drug sales. But any analysis of changes to Section 230 must consider the very real drawbacks, including the reduced visibility of bad actors when the Internet is less open.
s230  internet  surveillance 
6 hours ago by yorksranter
Развёрнутый ответ на комментарий, а также немного о жизни провайдеров в РФ / Хабр
В этом разделе я попытаюсь рассказать «эволюцию» ядра сети типичного интернет-провайдера за последний десяток лет.
Десяток лет назад.

В те благословенные времена ядро провайдерской сети могло быть простым и надёжным, как пробка:
Её суть в том, что трафик пользователей в конечном итоге приходил в коммутацию уровня ядра — откуда шёл в BNG, откуда, как правило — обратно в коммутацию ядра, и далее «на выход» — через один или несколько border gateway's в интернет.

Подобная схема очень-очень легко резервируется как на L3 (динамической маршрутизацией), так и на L2 (MPLS).

Можно поставить N+1 чего угодно: серверов доступа, коммутаторов, бордеров — и так или иначе их зарезервировать для автоматического фэйловера.

Через несколько лет всем в России стало понятно, что так дальше жить нельзя: необходимо срочно защитить детей от тлетворного влияния сети.

Возникла необходимость срочно изыскивать способы фильтровать пользовательский трафик.
Год-два назад по слухам, практически у всех ФСБ стало требовать реальную установку оборудования СОРМ (ранее большая часть провайдеров обходилась согласованием с органами плана СОРМ — планом оперативных мероприятий на случай необходимости что-то где-то найти)

Помимо денег (не так, чтобы прямо уж совсем заоблачных, но всё же — миллионов), СОРМ у многих потребовал очередных манипуляций с сетью.

Итого: за десяток лет схема ядра среднего провайдера усложнилась в разы, а дополнительных точек отказа (как в виде оборудования, так и в виде единых коммутационных линий) — значительно прибавилось. Собственно, само по себе требование «видеть всё» подразумевает сведение этого «всего» в одну точку.

Думается мне, это вполне прозрачно можно экстраполировать на текущие инициативы по суверенизации рунета, его защите, стабилизации и улучшению :)

А впереди ещё Яровая.
russian  internet  provider  network  talks  censorship 
7 hours ago by some_hren
The internet is not your friend: MySpace and the loss of memories
But the loss was also deeply felt by nostalgia-happy millennials who came of age on MySpace, of which there are many: at its peak in 2006, MySpace had about 100 million users, many of whom were adolescents at the time. For those who were in their teens during those heady post-Friendster, pre-Facebook years, MySpace was nothing less than an introductory course in the fledgling field of How to Be Extremely Online — for better or, more likely than not, for worse.
myspace  internet  web  history  memory 
9 hours ago by terry
Myspace accidentally deleted everything uploaded before 2016, which is probably for the best
You don’t have to be a celebrity to know that your social media history is little more than a varyingly large albatross around your neck, with every tweet or status update or selfie—no matter how innocuous—being just another drop of fuel for the fire that will eventually destroy you (not all of us can be as lucky as James Gunn). It’s too late for Facebook, since everything you’ve ever posted there has definitely already either been sold to the highest bidder or stolen by the most moderately committed hacker (and Twitter is already a hellscape where nothing should ever be posted), but former social network king Myspace has inadvertently done us all a huge service by accidentally deleting all songs, photos, and videos that were posted on the site from 2003 to 2015.
internet  fail 
9 hours ago by jimmykduong
Myspace apparently lost 12 years’ worth of music, and almost no one noticed
"User uploads corrupted in server migration, and Myspace seemingly has no backups."

"Myspace lost all music uploaded from 2003 to 2015."
internet  fail 
9 hours ago by jimmykduong
Samy is my hero
If I can become their friend...if I can become their hero...then why can't their friends become my hero. I can propagate the program to their profile, can't I. If someone views my profile and gets this program added to their profile, that means anyone who views THEIR profile also adds me as a friend and hero, and then anyone who hits THOSE people's profiles add me as a friend and hero... So if 5 people viewed my profile, that's 5 new friends. If 5 people viewed each of their profiles, that's 25 more new friends. And after that, well, that's when things get difficult. The math, I mean.
11 hours ago by elfwreck
When Google Fiber Abandons Your City as a Failed Experiment
"Google Fiber, Alphabet’s gigabit broadband service, started its relationship with Louisville in 2015. After a two-year delay and negotiations over its rollout, the company adopted a novel but cost-effective plan to bring ultrafast internet speeds to Kentucky’s largest city. This February, only 16 months after it turned on its service, Google Fiber announced plans to turn it off, making Louisville, one of only 19 cities to get Google Fiber since its launch in 2010, the first to lose it. Now, the most visible sign of the tech giant’s screw up is lying all over the roads."
google  internet 
14 hours ago by jimmykduong

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