Philosopher Philip Pettit on Facebook and Google:
"Is Facebook Stealing Our Freedom?"
“‘Cambridge Analytica and Facebook have the same business model,’ says Balkan. ‘If Cambridge Analytica can sway elections and referenda with a relatively small subset of Facebook’s data, imagine what Facebook can and does do with the full set.’”
Nextcloud 13 Brings Improved UI, Video and Text Chat, End-to-end Encryption, Improved performance and more https://nextcloud.com/blog/nextcloud-13-brings-secure-file-sync-and-collaboration-to-the-next-level/ #nextcloud #pressrelease #conference #community #business #security #clients #release #blog #news
Robert C. Koons reviews the new book of my colleague Bart Streumer: Unbelievable Errors http://ndpr.nd.edu/news/unbelievable-errors-an-error-theory-about-all-normative-judgments/ #philosophy #ndpr
NDPR Review of MacIntyre, Ethics in the Conflicts of Modernity, http://ndpr.nd.edu/news/ethics-in-the-conflicts-of-modernity-an-essay-on-desire-practical-reasoning-and-narrative/
Frieder Vogelmann's "The Spell of Responsibility" is finally available in English translation - highly recommended! https://rowmaninternational.com/book/the_spell_of_responsibility/3-156-86db37d6-ddb5-4ca8-9e9e-7a50c94e84cb
If you care less about development, consider supporting your local instance admin instead (in case of mastodon.social that's still me and link above, YMMV)
Sigmund Freud Appears in Rare, Surviving Video & Audio Recorded During the 1930s. He died on this day in 1939.… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/911776203241005056
"The ‘Fair Trade’ Smartphone Now Has an Upgradeable, Modular Camera"
https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/wjjkkw/the-fair-trade-smartphone-now-has-an-upgradeable-modular-camera #fairphone https://social.coop/media/ZzRCC9N3W5KocltiTPE
An interview with the people behind the social.coop Mastodon instance https://medium.com/open-collective/social-coop-a-cooperative-decentralized-social-network-c10980c9ed91
A super-interesting new article by Robin Celikates: "Critique and resistance: Ethical, social‐theoretical, political? On Fabian Freyenhagen's Adorno's Practical Philosophy" #adorno #philosophy
"Facebook users should pay attention: When you tag a friend in a photo, that’s feeding a massive facial recognition dataset"
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