Archive for March, 2018
Internet companies were built on a model in which people gave up their information for free services. Now, that idea is under siege.
@ProPublica: 1/ Older American workers laid-off from their jobs at IBM suspected they were targeted by age. We’ve spent the last 10 mo…
Paging Dr. Betteridge… https://t.co/Fb9pVIHOlo
@computerfact: 1968: if only computers existed 1978: if only more people had computers 1988: if only the computers were all connected 19…
It’s not just about privacy; its core function makes people lonely and sad.
“This wasn’t informed consent. This was the exploitation of user data and user trust.” https://t.co/5OQAauYFSP
Alex Stamos, the chief information security officer, will leave after disagreements over how Facebook should deal with its role in spreading disinformation, according to people briefed on the matter.
Derek Sivers: There’s a fable of a man stuck in a flood.Convinced that God is going to save him, he says no a passing canoe, boat, and helicopter that offer to help.He dies, and in heaven asks God why He didn’t save him.God says, “I sent you a canoe, a boat, and a helicopter!”
In 2016, a sheriff’s deputy and two guidance counselors thought Nikolas Cruz should be forcibly committed for psychiatric evaluation, but decided he did not meet the legal criteria, records show.
Advanced surveillance technologies once reserved for international airports and high-security prisons are coming to schools across America. From New York to Arkansas, schools are spending millions to outfit their campuses with some of the most advanced surveillance technology available: face recognition to deter predators, object recognition to detect weapons, and license plate tracking to deter criminals. Privacy experts are still debating the usefulness of these tools, whom they should be used on, and whom they should not, but school officials are embracing them as a way to save lives in times of crisis.
@Pinboard: The data that Facebook leaked to Cambridge Analytica is the same data Facebook retains on everyone and sells targeting servic…
That in itself goes a long way in securing funding for the proposed "Solon-to-Chagrin Falls Trail," with an estimated cost of $1 million for what could be a 2-mile recreational path.
An invitation to a teenage party and a Zelda Fitzgerald quote inspired Pet Shop Boys’ nostalgic memorial to a friend.
There is much debate about the failure rate of products. Is it 45%, 85%? Does it matter? The point is products fail. The bigger question is why do products fail? The simple answer is products fail…
Laurent Fintoni charts the history of IDM in the USA, from Push Button Objects and Phoenecia to Prefuse 73, Machinedrum and Tycho.
The family is considering taking the retailer private but great earnings would have made a deal much more expensive.
Barbra Streisand had one wonderful dog. Then, sort of, she had four. She explains.
Georg Nees Würfel-Unordnung (Cubic Disarray) plotter drawing, 1968-1971 https://t.co/1sTh5ZZjbI
This week, we reviewed what we had learned the past week and twist more algorithm to create unrepeatable color and noise on the canvas. Then we observed more abstract artworks and identified patterns…
Last week I sang the praises of the countless tiny, private experiences that enrich our day: the stripes of sunlight that fall on the staff room table, the steam billowing from your coffee machine, the warmth of the cat in […]
Anyhoo, don’t work for @IBM
I’m sure shareholders are relieved to know that the dedicated staff at @IBM have detected that missing 0.00000002 of revenue.
Hot Nigerian Jobs indeed.
Maybe Warren Buffett was wrong to dump his remaining position in @IBM last quarter. https://t.co/1AgOJArlPk
It seems payroll overpayments are so common at @IBM that they have staff dedicated to tracking them down. https://t.co/14UJdfovb9
I thought I had put the issues behind me when I left the company last year. This week I received this in the mail: https://t.co/MvAKEbBk21
IBM stands for International Business Machines.
In my nearly two years there, @IBM never did figure out how to correctly withhold taxes for my city of residence.
For my first six months or so, I had taxes withheld for the Bowling Green School District. I did not then, nor have… https://t.co/YItIatP5dE
So when the error was corrected I suddenly owed a large backlog of Cleveland city taxes, where I worked.
Since @IBM is incapable of paying their *own* employees accurately, this should come as no surprise. https://t.co/RJioY8tgwm