Browsing Tag

Facebook

Photography

Haru no koke

Yesterday I deactivated my Facebook account. I deal with anxiety in my way. With all the news about COVID-19, I started to feel anxious, not about the risk of the virus itself, but the future for myself and my children. Some people assume or believe that we all "should" deal with the situation the same way. I was sick and tired of being told I had no reason to complain because "I have Netflix" or "Our ancestors fought in WWII…

Continue Reading

General

Sunday Paper - Supporting Strong Encryption, Facebook' Political Ad Policy, CES and vegan food, Music Shuffling versus Album Listening

Sunday Paper, Rucksack, Magazine, Camera, Pocket Watch, Notebook, Leather, Range Finder Camera, Camera, Ruck

There is a disconnect between the USA Congress, FBI, DOJ and industry regulatory bodies on encryption. The minute there is a data breach, Congress wants answers and results. That same congress along with the FBI is scaring people into supporting backdoors in everything while the Defense Department argues that robust encryption is necessary for national security. Which one is it? As the use of mobile devices continues to expand, it is imperative that innovative security techniques, such as advanced encryption…

Continue Reading

General

Oily Rags

Cory Doctorow: Zuck’s Empire of Oily Rags Privacy advocates tried to explain that persuasion was just the tip of the iceberg. Commercial databases were juicy targets for spies and identity thieves, to say nothing of blackmail for people whose data-trails revealed socially risky sexual practices, religious beliefs, or political views. Now we’re living through the techlash, and finally people are coming back to the privacy advocates, saying we were right all along; given enough surveillance, companies can sell us anything:…

Continue Reading

General

What will the U.S. do about Facebook and Google?

Will Antitrust Action Against Big Tech Resolve Anything? What will the U.S. do about Facebook and Google? Some people would like to see the companies broken up. They propose surgical cuts: Facebook must relinquish WhatsApp and Instagram, while parent company Alphabet could spin off feeder products from advertising-funded search. On what grounds? We know that bigness per se is no crime. Are these companies "essential facilities" that left fewer, more expensive options for consumers? The problem is that many of…

Continue Reading