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
@wrenpile If you're in EU, you might have legal right to see info connected to your name. But Irish data protection officer does not sanction their non-compliance with this. See (German text)
"Facebook users should pay attention: When you tag a friend in a photo, that’s feeding a massive facial recognition dataset"
New publication: Collective Responsibility for Oppression http://www.titus-stahl.de/blog/2017/08/03/new-publication-collective-responsibility-for-oppression/
The making of the Dialectic of Enlightenment http://www.titus-stahl.de/blog/2017/07/31/the-making-of-the-dialectic-of-enlightenment/
Ultimately Mastodon's killer feature is that it's a public good that someone built because they thought it needed to exist and not a startup someone built because they wanted to get rich quick selling other people's data.
Dutch Senate votes in favor of dragnet surveillance powers
Via bits of freedom:
Where Despots Rule
AN INTERVIEW WITH ELIZABETH S. ANDERSON
@clhendricksbc I have started to use Humanities Commons (https://hcommons.org/) - it has social features, but is non-commercial and scholar-run. You even get a DOI for everything you upload. Some things are still a bit awkward to use but they are very open to constructive criticism. Once I asked for a few minor features, and they were immediately implemented.
New research on how kids from lower socio-economic status communities think about digital privacy. I’m not surprised these kids have a much more nuanced and powerful understanding of privacy than most in tech. They think of the lack of digital privacy as structural discrimination which is a far more powerful framework than the individual responsibility model everyone else uses. http://journals.sagepub.com/eprint/x5QQDiq34kP8X6hsUR7I/full (open access!)
@dadegroot @dannysonwater Yes, same here; my university will launch an open access publishing arm soon. In the humanities, openlibhums.org is also a relevant player, endorsed by hundreds of universities. Finally, there is a growing "green open access" movement which means that people put preprints online (which is mostly allowed). Unpaywall.org offers a systematic way to access them.
3 reasons I’ll not be returning to Twitter
"OPEN ACCESS THREATENS SCIENCE!!!* *find out how for $38" https://mobile.twitter.com/AcademiaObscura/status/868103257205473280 #openaccess
By the way, if there are any humanities academics here that use #academia.edu or #researchgate, have a look at Humanities Commons (https://hcommons.org/). Not exactly a coop but non-profit and run by scholars, thus much less subject to the inherent conflicts of interest than the commercial academic social networking platforms.