The idea, say the people at Spire, is that people need a machine to be mindful, so that people don’t have to go through the work of learning self-control.
Google News creates incoherent mashups of current events.
Yesterday an organization called B-PAC spent $125,000 in one pop in an effort to cripple the re-election of U.S Senator Scott Brown. The $125,000 was spent, says the brief filing submitted to the FEC, to buy “web ads; also support Scott Brown”? “Web ads; also
Social networking web sites are no fun any more, says Paul Budnitz, founder of Ello. Ello is a relatively new social networking site that promises not to engage in electronic surveillance of its users, as Facebook, Twitter, and the other big social media sites do.
If the people at the Predictive Analytics Innovation Summit are so good at predictive analytics, how come they have to ask me if I would like to attend?
This, the latest installment of How Big Data Is Going To Make Human Insight Obsolete, comes to us courtesy of Netflix, which assures me that, because I watched Doctor Who, I will want to watch Bob’s Burgers… (“This animated series centers on Bob Belcher and
Are WordPress And Automattic Purposefully Sneaking Surveillance Bots Into Jetpack For Self-Hosted Bloggers?
Despite earlier promises that Wordpress would be secured, Kissmetrics tracking software has been placed by Wordpress onto a huge number of independent web sites without their permission.
Bernard Sanders is a frequent critic of Bank of America. So, the senator’s own Twitter feed, as well as Twitter feeds of his supporters, often include the phrase “Bank of America”. Twitter’s predictive system is too stupid, however, to notice that Sanders and his fans are describing Bank of America as heartless, corrupt, abusive, and vile.
Are Automattic and WordPress Purposefully Sneaking Skimlinks Trackers Into Jetpack For Self-Hosted Users?
Trust that relies on concealing the truth about what’s really going on is not trust at all. That’s why we urge Wordpress to distance their Jetpack software from the likes of SkimLinks, and honestly explain how the two became entangled in the first place.
“DuckDuckGo aims to offer up the simplicity and functionality of the big search engines, minus all the creepy tracking stuff. The company outlines everything they do/don’t store right here, but most importantly: it doesn’t use tracking cookies, and it doesn’t save a record of your
Smart Store Privacy is a start, but only a start. It’s a little token of respect for privacy, providing a small territory of safety within a wide open field under the continual scrutiny of data hunters.