I regularly use an RSS reader (Feedly). I'll check out Inoreader after seeing is pop up a couple of times in my feed over the last week. RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication, and it was first stitched into the tapestry of the open web around the turn of the millennium. Its aim is straightforward: to make … Continue reading It’s Time For an RSS Revival
It's good to see the web literacy initiative still running. I'm hoping this still continues as I believe in the value in this work. Web literacy skills like searching, remixing, and basic cyber-security are necessary for people to understand and take full advantage of all the internet has to offer. In the 21st century, these … Continue reading Launching Mozilla’s Core Web Literacy Curriculum and Digital Badges
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Doug Belshaw shared this excellent post from Buster Benson on Living Like a Hydra. I recommend reading the whole post...multiple times. You won't regret it. One of the things I really enjoyed from the piece was this list of 10 ways to live an antifragile life: Stick to simple rules Build in redundancy and layers (no single point of failure) … Continue reading Live an antifragile way of life
Arwa Mahdawi in The Guardian brings us to a close by asking the question that has been on everyone's lips all week. Are the Cambridge Analytica revelations the final nudge we need to turn away from the social network? And, this is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to big tech harvesting private information. … Continue reading Facebook: Is it time we all deleted our accounts?
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg finally stepped out to respond to the questions about Facebook's role in this controversy. Wednesday evening he sat down for an interview with CNN’s Laurie Segall in which he largely repeated his PR department’s talking points. Zuckerberg clarified that he was “really sorry that this happened.” He reiterated that he believed the company made big … Continue reading Mark Zuckerberg: I can barely handle this CNN interview, what makes you think I can handle Congress
This post from Andrew Keene Woods on the Lawfare blog is a great legal primer on the moving parts of the debacle. Woods indicates that this was not a 'breach' of data, but it was a breach of trust. Several key takeaways from this piece by Woods: [Aleksandr] Kogan did not need to get Facebook data through the back door. … Continue reading The Cambridge Analytica – Facebook Debacle: A legal primer
This week a whistle blower came out with a scandal involving Cambridge Analytica, a British consulting firm which combines data mining, data brokerage, and data analysis with strategic communication for the electoral process. There is a complicated web of relationships that explains how Cambridge Analytica was able to harvest raw data from 50 million Facebook profiles to direct its … Continue reading The Cambridge Analytica scandal, in 3 paragraphs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQN1HAw-Dik The story about Facebook and Cambridge Analytica is quite complex, and it has raised a lot of tension and questions. As we begin...take a couple minutes to get the overview.