Monthly Archives: October 2018

The Apple falls on your head and wake you up

First call to action from a Silicon Valley firm. This is surveillance. And these stockpiles of personal data serve only to enrich the companies that collect them,” he said. “This should make us very uncomfortable. It should unsettle us. Tim Cook calls for US federal privacy law to tackle ‘weaponized’ personal data – The Guardian […]

An ethical checklist for data scientists

University of Chicago released a few years ago a checklist for data scientists. Some points seem oddly relevant nowadays: Were the systems and processes used to collect the data biased against any groups? Surveys are a common venue for introducing bias. For example, a question about gender that is limited to male or female responses […]

Kava No

The information warfare is getting weirder and weirder But there’s another aspect to this that is critical: In terms of information architecture, Gamergate was a signal event—a rally-point for the charlatans and hucksters who would become leaders because they could put words to a previously poorly defined sentiment that was more widespread than anyone wanted […]