"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
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!)
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.
It's time for academics to take back control of research journals