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Technopolitics > Sociology > Rights > CognitiveLiberty > PrivacySurveillance > Staff > Marcelo Rinesi
Marcelo Rinesi
Any sufficiently advanced totalitarianism is indistinguishable from Facebook by Marcelo Rinesi

Gamification doesn’t need to be enjoyable to be effective.

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Marcelo Rinesi
Don’t worry about opaque algorithms; you already don’t know what anything is doing, or why by Marcelo Rinesi

Machine learning algorithms are opaque, difficult to audit, unconstrained by ethics , and there’s always the possibility they’ll do the unthinkable when facing the unexpected. But that’s true of most our society’s code base, and, in a way, they are the most secure part of it, because we haven’t talked ourselves yet into a false sense of security about them.

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David Brin
Transparency, Privacy and Surveillance in a new era by David Brin

Surviving Surveillance: My co-editor of the Chasing Shadows anthology - Stephen W. Potts - has written a “5 books” contribution to the Tor web site, taking you on a tour of (almost) half a dozen great science fictional portrayals of surveillance.

Technopolitics > Sociology > Rights > CognitiveLiberty > PrivacySurveillance > GlobalDemocracySecurity > Staff > Marcelo Rinesi
Marcelo Rinesi
The best political countersurveillance tool is to grow the heck up by Marcelo Rinesi

The thing is, we’re all naughty. The specifics of what counts as “wrong” depend on the context, but there isn’t anybody on Earth so boring that haven’t done or aren’t doing something they’d rather not be known worldwide.

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David Brin
Shining light on cyber-secrets by David Brin

Okay. All right. I’ve posted my thoughts about moving forward after this election. And yes, with confidence in a future-oriented civilization that may, yet, save the planet and take us to the stars.

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Marcelo Rinesi
When the world is the ad by Marcelo Rinesi

Marketing is the continuation of behavior modification by other means, and it’s fast becoming a relatively obsolete one.

Rights > HealthLongevity > Personhood > GlobalDemocracySecurity > Vision > Affiliate Scholar > Rick Searle > FreeThought > PrivacySurveillance > Sociology > Philosophy > Innovation > Cyber
Rick Searle
Shedding Light on Peter Thiel’s Dark Enlightenment by Rick Searle

Lately I’ve been experiencing quite a bit of deja vu, and not in the least of a good kind. The recent bout was inspired by Ben Smith’s piece for BuzzFeed in which he struggled to understand how an Ayn Rand loving libertarian like the technologist Peter Thiel could end up supporting a statist demagogue like Donald Trump. Smith’s reasoning was that Trump represented perhaps the biggest disruption of them all and could use the power of the state to pursue the singularity and flying-cars Theil believed were one at our fingertips.

Rights > HealthLongevity > Personhood > GlobalDemocracySecurity > Vision > Affiliate Scholar > John Danaher > PrivacySurveillance > Enablement > Sociology > Technoprogressivism > Innovation > Cyber
John Danaher
Does Self-Tracking Promote Autonomy? An Initial Argument by John Danaher

Seneca was a wealthy Roman stoic and advisor to the emperor Nero. In the third of his Letters from a Stoic, entitled ‘On True and False Friendship’, he makes the following observation:

As to yourself, although you should live in such a way that you trust your own self with nothing which you could not entrust even to your own enemy, yet, since certain matters occur which convention keeps secret, you should share with a friend at least all your worries and reflections.

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John Danaher
The Ethics of Intimate Surveillance (2): A Landscape of Objections by John Danaher

This is the second in a two-part series (read Part I here)looking at the ethics of intimate surveillance. In part one, I explained what was meant by the term ‘intimate surveillance’, gave some examples of digital technologies that facilitate intimate surveillance, and looked at what I take to be the major argument in favour of this practice (the argument from autonomy).

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John Danaher
The Ethics of Intimate Surveillance (1) by John Danaher

‘Intimate Surveillance’ is the title of an article by Karen Levy - a legal and sociological scholar currently-based at NYU. It shines light on an interesting and under-explored aspect of surveillance in the digital era. The forms of surveillance that capture most attention are those undertaken by governments in the interests of national security or corporations in the interests of profit.