Word of the Day: Eyewash. A Washington Post article describes what from one point of view is “standard practice” of planting disinformation, or from another view a dangerous practice of agencies lying to its own employees.
http://webfoundation.org/2017/03/web-turns-28-letter/ Sir Tim Berners-Lee submitted his proposal for the world-wide-web 28 years ago. He talks about the top 3 challenges of living on the internet today: From the article, the top issue is that we’ve lost control of our personal data. Berners-Lee is committed to addressing all the issues. I’ll remind you that you can […]
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/mar/01/japan-recognises-right-to-be-forgotten-of-man-convicted-of-child-sex-offences We’ve just talked about removing your private information from online services; this is generally good for protecting your individual privacy. This is good because you are generally a nice person. What if the same request is made by a “not so nice person”? It’s nice to be able to forget the […]
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4203148/Company-offers-RFID-microchip-implants-replace-ID-cards.html The same chips embedded in pets to identify them so they can be restored to their owners, are being inserted into bodies of employees so they can be returned to their owners if they should get lost or misplaced. It is undeniably ironic that Belgium and Switzerland, countries in the EU which so […]
You’ve seen many “search engines”, including one that has even made its way to become a verb: “google” is no longer just a site to do searching, but we now routinely use “let’s google that name”. Nouns become verbs, and verbs become nouns — how many “reads” and “writes” did you do in the […]
EDIT: Recorded videos: https://media.libreplanet.org/u/libreplanet/tag/libreplanet-2017-video/ Live streaming https://libreplanet.org/2017/live/ “Djilpmh. That’s not a name, …” The d is silent. Just call me Joe for short. I answer to “hey you” as well.
Pleeeease release me, let me go. Instructions on how to have Google forget, or at least delete information on your searches. http://www.wired.co.uk/article/google-history-search-tracking-data-how-to-delete Your voice searches are also recorded and available for replay. Deleting your Amazon Alexa and Google Home searches https://www.google.com/amp/bgr.com/2016/12/30/how-to-delete-amazon-echo/amp/ Your library probably keeps a list of everything you borrowed, and your searches as well. […]