Social Mediation

#algorithmicEvil - Consumer Advice from US Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee

This excellent Ars Technica article summarizes a report from the US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation that explores the practices and policies of consumer data collection companies.

It's conclusions: Consumers ...

#algorithmicEvil - Why social mediation is a really bad practice

An article about the Moto X spawned varied discussions about tracking and privacy. It also got me thinking about the broader implications of the underlying social mediation mechanism that is all but invisible and missing from these discussions.

#algorithmicEvil - Social Mediation Is Worse Than Surveillance and Commercial Exploitation

A friend of mine sent me this link: Microsoft Internal Google Chrome Parody
It's purportedly an internal Microsoft video highlighting Google as a surveillance company bent on exploiting your privacy for commercial gain. As of this writing, the video has racked up over 600,000 views and more than 2,800 comments. 
The video is spot-on.
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