The Watchers

"Who Will Watch the Watchers?" or  Who will guard the guards? (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?) ~ Juvenal (Satire VI, lines 347–348) The Watchers: Assaults on privacy in America by Jonathan Shaw Harvard Magazine DO PEOPLE BEHAVE DIFFERENTLY when they think they are being watched? When former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden revealed the mass surveillance … Continue reading The Watchers

A Dress: Echochamber Friday

Make sure we don’t become frogs in a well. Welcome to Echochamber Friday. In today's newsfeed is this woman wearing a dress. The headline reads: Model 'heartbroken' after being turned away from Louvre for her outfit My first thought is... her dress reminds me of this lamp. Which begs the question, is the Louvre in … Continue reading A Dress: Echochamber Friday

‘Network Propaganda’

This is what I'll be reading for the next couple of weeks: This book is open access, meaning you can download and/or read it free as a PDF here. Network Propaganda Manipulation, Disinformation, and Radicalization in American Politics Yochai Benkler, Robert Faris, and Hal Roberts Overturns the conventional wisdom that new technologies and foreign agents … Continue reading ‘Network Propaganda’

Believing without evidence is morally wrong

by Francisco Mejia Uribe Aeon Nov 5, 2018 You probably never have heard of William Kingdon Clifford. He is not in the pantheon of great philosophers – perhaps because his life was cut short at the age of 33 – but I cannot think of anyone whose ideas are more relevant for our interconnected, AI-driven, digital age. … Continue reading Believing without evidence is morally wrong