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Techno-Social Despotism in China vs Decentralized Credentials, Reputation, and Trust

What they are doing in China using technology to modify and mold social behavior is both ingenious and amazing, but also terrifying. This article from Wired is long, but worth the read: INSIDE CHINA’S VAST NEW EXPERIMENT IN SOCIAL RANKING … Continue reading

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Why Companies Like Apple Should Not Give Government Backdoor Access to Encrypted Customer Data

If you haven’t heard already, Apple has published an open letter explaining that the technology company will not be giving the U.S. Government access to their customer’s encrypted data. The government wants that data to use in law enforcement and anti-terrorism. … Continue reading

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Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Alliance of Big Data and Big Government? You Should Be.

Some time ago I wrote a bit about how the aggregate information that companies can gather from our behaviors can be used to uncover patterns and information that was previous impossible to imagine. Christopher Caldwell makes some very astute observations … Continue reading

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LDS Technology: Why Are Flickr Users In And Near Utah Less Likely To Share Photos Publicly?

Today on the popular technology blog, TechCrunch, Michael Arrington posted the following map provided by Elizabeth Churchill, who he describes as the principal research scientist at Yahoo!. The map represents data gathered from the popular photo sharing website Flickr.com, which … Continue reading

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