With Great Appreciation

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This article came to our attention first via Mitigating Chaos

Two reminders here today.

Not my cartoon and I take no credit for it being brilliant.

First, thank you for all the birthday wishes.  I have often joked that my wife wouldn’t be able to six guys to carry my casket, so I’m getting cremated.  With well over 700 birthday wishes across a few ...

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Can Users Poison the Data Big Tech Uses to Surveil Them?

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This article came to our attention via Slashdot: Your Rights Online

"Algorithms are meaningless without good data. The public can exploit that to demand change," argues a new article in MIT's Technology Review (shared by long-time Slashdot reader mspohr): Data is fed into machine-learning algorithms to target you with ads and recommendations. Google cashes your dat...

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