Privacy for privacy sake is a weak argument, and privacy advocates should abandon it.
Source: Privacy Is Just the First Step, the Goal Is Data Ownership
Thirty years after he invented it, Sir Tim Berners-Lee says the web is not what it should be.
Source: Web in ‘downward plunge’, says its creator
This is a really great essay which helps one understand what it’s like inside the mind of a programmer/sysadmin/etc.
Possibly one of the best articles I’ve ever read!!!
Source: Programming Sucks
Congress has never made a law saying, “Corporations should get to decide who gets to publish truthful information about defects in their products,”— and the First Amendment wouldn’t allow such a law — but that hasn’t stopped corporations from conjuring one out of thin air, and then defending it as though it was a natural right they’d had all along.
Source: Telling the Truth About Defects in Technology Should Never, Ever, Ever Be Illegal. EVER.
When warning about the dangers of artificial intelligence, many doomsayers cite philosopher Nick Bostrom’s paperclip maximizer thought experiment. Imagine an artificial intelligence, he says, which decides to amass as
Read the full article: The Lebowski Theorem of machine superintelligence
In an interview published in Collier’s magazine in 1926, Nikola Tesla, then in the twilight of his career, made some predictions about the future that included electric airplane flights “from New York to Europe in
Source: Nikola Tesla predicted the smartphone in 1926
On paper, smartphones are amazing pieces of glass. They have magically cured boredom as we always have something to do — those endless feeds of content are..
Source: How I cured my tech fatigue by ditching feeds
Encrypted, simple, and free, Signal is the one messaging app you need on your phone.
Source: Why We Should All Ditch Other Messaging Apps for Signal