Monthly Archives: December 2018

What do fake internet metrics have to do with privacy?

… was a question someone asked in response to this article quoting Ellen Pao, Reddit’s former CEO. She had written on Twitter confirming, in turn, this article in NY Mag (definitely, heart-sinkingly worth a read) about how website engagement stats … Continue reading

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“If you want to put an always-on microphone in my home, then protect me at the border”

Maciej Ceglowski: “… searches don’t just involve agents skimming through your contact lists or photos—the border police can use software to rapidly dump the contents of your phone, and download your full history from every social media site you use.” … Continue reading

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Knuth and presence

From the NYT article profiling him for the 50th anniversary of the first publishing of The Art of Computer Programming: When Knuth chooses to be physically present, however, he is 100-per-cent there in the moment. “It just makes you happy … Continue reading

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What looks like cryptoanarchism but is really just a tired hustle

“Four Days Trapped At Sea With Crypto’s Noveau Riche” • This well written article on a typically bizarre ‘blockchain’ conference cruise: After his event, the attendees mob the aisles to get closer to their heroes—entirely ignoring the “beautiful ladies” who … Continue reading

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