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.’”
Open Assistant from Andrew Vavrek: a decentralized open source personal assistant.
It is able to engage in conversations and complete an increasing amount of tasks using vocal commands.
So... Into a demo of "Stella", indeed a free and open source virtual assistant aimed at everyone!
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
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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
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"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
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