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Huawei, Big Brother and Technological Self-Destruction | The Tyee
“If an increasing number of people become fully aware of the threat the technological world poses to man’s personal and spiritual life, and if they determine to assert their freedom by upsetting the course of this evolution, my forecast will be invalidated.”
technology  culture  5g  politics  policy  economics 
4 days ago by grantpotter
Trace my Shadow | Me and my Shadow
get a glimpse into the digital traces you're leaving - how many, what kinds, and from what devices.
privacy  security  surveillance  technology  web 
11 days ago by grantpotter
Trackography - Who tracks you online?
By detecting the specific companies which track our online activity and the geographical location of servers that our data travels to when we access websites, we hope to contribute to the discussion on unseen and unconsented data collection and on the politics of data.
technology  privacy  surveillance  tools  web 
11 days ago by grantpotter
Am I unique?
investigating software monocultures and software diversity on the web
surveillance  technology  web  browser  privacy  tools 
11 days ago by grantpotter
[Essay] Machine Politics by Fred Turner | Harper's Magazine
By justifying the belief that for-profit systems are the best way to improve public life, it has helped turn the expression of individual experience into raw material that can be mined, processed, and sold.
history  politics  internet  platformcoop  coop  technology  culture 
4 weeks ago by grantpotter
'We Are as Gods and Might as Well Get Good at It'
1) Useful as a tool, 2) Relevant to independent education, 3) High quality or low cost, 4) Easily available by mail.
culture  history  internet  technology 
11 weeks ago by grantpotter
The End of Trust | Electronic Frontier Foundation
a collection of essays and interviews focusing on issues related to technology, privacy, and surveillance
privacy  surveillance  technology  culture  politics 
12 weeks ago by grantpotter
Opinion | The Newest Jim Crow - The New York Times
“It’s tempting to believe that computers will be neutral and objective, but algorithms are nothing more than opinions embedded in mathematics.”
ai  machinelearning  mathematics  math  politics  culture  technology 
november 2018 by grantpotter
Jacques Ellul: A Prophet for Our Tech-Saturated Times | The Tyee
resistance meant teaching people how to be conscious amphibians, with one foot in traditional human societies, and to purposefully choose which technologies to bring into their communities.
technology  culture  teaching  learning  Education  politics 
october 2018 by grantpotter
Video games: the addiction
"a procedural event in which one's moral perception of the (admittedly much sillier) situation is scrambled by myriad other distractions."
videogame  videogames  addiction  culture  technology 
october 2018 by grantpotter
O Single Sign-Off, Where Art Thou?
An Empirical Analysis of Single Sign-On Account Hijacking and Session Management on the Web
sso  authentication  technology  security  privacy  research 
october 2018 by grantpotter
The Age of Distraction: reclaiming our attention from technology’s hands
"digital technologies now privilege our impulses over our intentions. As information technologies have enveloped our lives, they have transformed our experiential world into a never-ending flow of novel attentional rewards. "
attention  politics  technology  culture 
june 2018 by grantpotter
The existential paranoia fueling Elon Musk's fear of AI | Document Journal
"Once you extol emotionless logic as the ideal form of thought, then you’ll fear becoming the rounding error in someone else’s logical calculations."
ai  culture  technology  machinelearning 
june 2018 by grantpotter
Mozilla Foundation – Mozilla Information Trust Initiative
Mozilla is working to surface new ideas that seek to address misinformation, cognitive bias, “belief echos,” and algorithmic “filter bubbles.” The initiative will launch efforts in four areas: products, research, visualization, and
literacy  digitalliteracy  culture  technology  social  teaching  learning  research 
february 2018 by grantpotter
Misinformation Research
This is an open article database for information pollution researchers. The purpose of this database is to support community and platform research to fight misinformation online. It is a work in progress.
literacy  digitalliteracy  culture  technology  social  teaching  learning  research 
february 2018 by grantpotter
Data Selfie
Data Selfie is a browser extension that tracks you while you are on Facebook to show you your own data traces and reveal what machine learning algorithms could predict about your personality based on that data.
data  privacy  social  surveillance  platformcapitalism  culture  technology 
january 2018 by grantpotter
Untitled (
“The most effective forms of censorship today involve meddling with trust and attention, not muzzling speech itself.”
democracy  politics  technology  literacy  digitalliteracy  internet 
january 2018 by grantpotter
Quadrilateral Cowboy
Quadrilateral Cowboy is a cyberpunk heist adventure.
games  videogame  culture  technology  indie 
december 2017 by grantpotter
Amazon Transcribe – Speech To Text At Scale
an automatic speech recognition (ASR) service for developers to add speech to text capabilities to their applications
dev  aws  cloud  technology  infrastructure  networks  language  transcription 
december 2017 by grantpotter
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