A very interesting article from India says, among other things, something we in so-called “first world” countries already knew, but says it well:
Amazon is now selling… something right out of a Sci-Fi movie. Nah, even better:
There is a lot of talking these days about Facebook getting data about people who are not on Facebook, but not enough on WHO gives Facebook those data.
Eight years ago, I wrote that, when it comes to email, the more interesting barrier to its proper usage may be laws that only see companies and individuals, but nothing in between. A case under appeal now in the USA shows that, indeed, this may be the case.
Frederic Filloux argues that Facebook’ future is “bright and planetary” because:
- It’s there, in one article. In “Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony to Congress: the key moments”, Zuckerberg is quoted as answering: every single time you go to share something on Facebook, whether it's a photo in Facebook, or a message, every single time, there's a control right there about who you're going to be sharing it with ... and you can change that and control that in line. The issue is right in the “there’s a control right there” part: what other humans can or cannot see about you inside Facebook does not matter at all.
It’s time for the Mark Zuckerbergs of the world to become irrelevant, instead. Even if they are cooperatives
Italian newspaper Repubblica interviewed Evgeny Morozov about the Cambridge Analityca scandal, and the related #deletefacebook case. Both the printed and the online version of the interview illustrate the pervasiveness and dangers of Big Data and Big Tech in more than one way. This is the paper version:
This is an answer to a question I just received about the percloud, my proposal for really usable alternatives to centralized social networks and services like Gmail and Facebook.
I sincerely apologize for the clickbait title, but sometimes you really can’t avoid them.