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Information Consumerism: The Price of Hypocrisy

Information Consumerism: The Price of Hypocrisy | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
Even the best laws will not lead to a safer internet. We need a sharper picture of the information apocalypse that awaits us in a world...
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Why the Ethereum Flash Crash Isn’t Surprising, and What It Means for Crypto

Why the Ethereum Flash Crash Isn’t Surprising, and What It Means for Crypto | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
On Wednesday, the price of Ether “flash-crashed” by over 99.9% in less than a second on GDAX, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges.
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These 7 Disruptive Technologies Could Be Worth Trillions of Dollars

These 7 Disruptive Technologies Could Be Worth Trillions of Dollars | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
Scientists, technologists, engineers, and visionaries are building the future. Amazing things are in the pipeline. It’s a big deal. But you already knew all that. Such speculation is common. What’s less common? Scale. How big is big? “Silicon Valley, Silicon Alley, Silicon Dock, all of the Silicons around the world, they are dreaming the dream. …

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» As a researcher…I’m a bit bloody fed up with Data Management

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A lament heard round the world!

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Massive List of #MOOC Providers Around The World

Massive List of #MOOC Providers Around The World | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
Where to find MOOCs: The definitive guide to MOOC providers.

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It’s been more than five years since online education got a massive boost when three free online courses, all taught by Stanford professors, launched in October 2011. Each of these courses has had over 100,000 students. Soon after that, Coursera, edX, and Udacity were launched and the media started calling the courses provided by these websites “MOOCs”: Massive Open Online Courses. Since then more than 700 universities around the world have launched free online courses. By the end of 2016, around 58 million students had signed up for at least one MOOC. Many countries around the world (e.g. India, Mexico, Thailand, Italy, and more) have launched their own country-specific MOOC platform.
 
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Move Over, Bitcoin. Ether Is the Digital Currency of the Moment.

Move Over, Bitcoin. Ether Is the Digital Currency of the Moment. | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
Ethereum, a digital currency network that is winning over tech geeks and big companies, may soon surpass Bitcoin, its inspiration. Or it may fizzle.
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Several big companies have also been building programs on top of Ethereum, including the mining company BHP Billiton, which has built a trial program to track its raw materials, and JPMorgan, which is working on a system to monitor trading.
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How to install Linux on a Chromebook (and why you should)

How to install Linux on a Chromebook (and why you should) | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
Crouton and Gallium OS turn Chromebooks into Linux laptops.
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Facebook and Google dominate in online news — but for very different topics

Facebook and Google dominate in online news — but for very different topics | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
Different platforms, different tendencies
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"Our most recent data analysis shows, however, that if you use Facebook news feeds alone to judge what types of news people consume, you’ll end up with a distorted picture," she wrote in a blog post. "When on Facebook, you’ll see readers especially engaged with articles on entertainment, lifestyle, local events, and politics. Articles on business, world economics, and sports also attract readers, but mostly through Google and other long-tail referrers."

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Protect Your Files With Encryption and Information Rights Management - DLT Blog

Protect Your Files With Encryption and Information Rights Management - DLT Blog | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
It is time to protect our data and this does not mean just data in the database. FinalCode is purpose built to protect files with encryption and IRM.
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No longer can we say “Our solution is good enough, Microsoft handles that for us in house.” Protecting files shared with external collaborators and third parties, like legal counsel, is a must for those that take data privacy seriously.

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Prevent Windows 10 Spying - Privacy & Security Matter

In this version episode of #TechTip I show you how to disable all of the spying features of Windows 10 and get your privacy back. I think Windows 10 is
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A.I. will create more jobs that can’t be filled, not mass unemployment, Alphabet’s Eric Schmidt says

A.I. will create more jobs that can’t be filled, not mass unemployment, Alphabet’s Eric Schmidt says | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
There are likely to be more jobs that can't be fulfilled in the age of automation, according to Alphabet's Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt.
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European Parliament Committee Recommends End-To-End Encryption For All Electronic Communications

European Parliament Committee Recommends End-To-End Encryption For All Electronic Communications | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
The European Parliament's (EP’s) Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs proposed that end-to-end encryption for electronic communications is necessary to protect European Union citizens' fundamental privacy rights and personal data.
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h/t @Robert Best (Nuzzel)

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China OBOR trillions appear to successfully buy global power sharing with USA, Europe | NextBigFuture.com

China OBOR trillions appear to successfully buy global power sharing with USA, Europe | NextBigFuture.com | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
China OBOR trillions appear to successfully buy global power sharing with USA, Europe and Japan
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The United States could be considering joining the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.

This could result in a economic and geopolitically positive result.

A trillion dollar per year shortfall in infrastructure investment could be fixed. Fixing the infrastructure shortfall should boost global GDP growth.
There would be more growth in developed and developing countries and the world.

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Is Artificial Intelligence Permanently Inscrutable? - Issue 40: Learning - Nautilus

Is Artificial Intelligence Permanently Inscrutable? - Issue 40: Learning - Nautilus | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
Dmitry Malioutov can’t say much about what he built. As a research scientist at IBM, Malioutov spends part of his time building…
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This doesn’t mean, of course, that deep networks are a harbinger of some new kind of autonomous life. But they could turn out to be just as difficult to understand as life. The field’s incremental, experimental approaches and post-hoc interpretations may not be some kind of desperate feeling around in the dark, hoping for theory to shine a light. They could, instead, be the only kind of light we can expect. Interpretability may emerge piecemeal, as a set of prototypic examples of “species” arranged in a taxonomy defined by inference and contingent, context-specific explanations.

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Google Glass is apparently still around — and just got its first update in nearly three years

Google Glass is apparently still around — and just got its first update in nearly three years | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
Dust off your Google Glasses, those who still have them -- the $1,500 face computer is back in the spotlight today with a few updates. In its first update..
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Google launches its AI-powered jobs search engine

Google launches its AI-powered jobs search engine | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
Looking for a new job is getting easier. Google today launched a new jobs search feature right on its search result pages that lets you search for jobs across..
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GOP Data Firm Accidentally Leaks Personal Details of Nearly 200 Million American Voters

GOP Data Firm Accidentally Leaks Personal Details of Nearly 200 Million American Voters | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
Political data gathered on more than 198 million US citizens was exposed this month after a marketing firm contracted by the Republican National Committee stored internal documents on a publicly accessible Amazon server.
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One more reason to have your own personal blockchain for all your data and identity...this is going to become a very common occurence.

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Engineers and Ethicists Must Work Together on Brain-Computer Interface Technology

Engineers and Ethicists Must Work Together on Brain-Computer Interface Technology | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
In the 1995 film “Batman Forever,” the Riddler used 3-D television to secretly access viewers’ most personal thoughts in his hunt for Batman’s true identity. By 2011, the metrics company Nielsen had acquired Neurofocus and had created a “consumer neuroscience” division that uses integrated conscious and unconscious data to track customer decision-making habits. What was once a nefarious scheme in a Hollywood blockbuster seems poised to become a reality.

Recent announcements by Elon Musk and Facebook about brain-computer interface (BCI) technology are just the latest headlines in an ongoing science-fiction-becomes-reality story.

BCIs use brain signals to control objects in the outside world. They’re a potentially world-changing innovation – imagine being paralyzed but able to “reach” for something with a prosthetic arm just by thinking about it. But the revolutionary technology also raises concerns. Here at the University of Washington’s Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering (CSNE) we and our colleagues are researching BCI technology – and a crucial part of that includes working on issues such as neuroethics and neural security. Ethicists and engineers are working together to understand and quantify risks and develop ways to protect the public now.

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The A-EON Amiga X5000: An alternate universe where the Amiga platform never died

The A-EON Amiga X5000: An alternate universe where the Amiga platform never died | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
A new Amiga computer emerges that is both modern and an Amiga.
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Should you buy one? That depends very much on what your needs are. If you are simply after the best price-to-performance ratio for a desktop computer, this is not the machine for you. But if you are interested in something very different, something that is pleasant and fun to use, and yet can still be used for modern desktop workloads, then the X5000 is worth a look. I have had this review unit on my desktop for over a month now, and frankly I don’t want to give it back.

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Apple and Ikea are launching an app that lets you virtually try out furniture in your home — and then buy it

Apple and Ikea are launching an app that lets you virtually try out furniture in your home — and then buy it | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
"This will be the first augmented reality app that will enable you to make buying decisions.”
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Intel’s wireless HTC Vive add-on is where VR is headed

Intel’s wireless HTC Vive add-on is where VR is headed | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
Complexity is bad for VR. The lengthy wires you need to connect a VR headset to your gaming PC or PlayStation 4 might not be a huge deal to geeks, but they'r
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The move to wireless will be a huge boon for desktop VR, though it'll have to contend with entirely self-contained virtual reality headsets, like Oculus' prototype "Santa Cruz" device, as well as increasingly capable mobile VR offerings.

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Done with Facebook, Twitter? User-owned social networks hear you

Done with Facebook, Twitter? User-owned social networks hear you | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
Maybe it was the algorithms that did it — software that turned social media timelines from a chronological, serendipitous flow of ideas to a smattering of posts filtered by bots to show you what computers think you want to see. Or the role many believe social media played in the 2016 presidential election. Some hope to work with the industry’s giants — and maintain their existing social media accounts, carefully crafted over several years — while others have decided to start anew. What both groups have in common is they want to wrest control of their social media lives back from Wall Street investors and big-name tech executives. A group of Twitter users and investors who believe the company would be better off as a user-owned cooperative gained a confidence boost last month when the #BuyTwitter push earned enough support among shareholders to resubmit its proposal at next year’s investor meeting. The founders of Mastodon and Minds, two of the biggest user-owned social networks seeking to unseat Facebook and Twitter, drew different inspiration from their own frustration. For Mastodon founder Eugen Rochko, it was Twitter’s refusal to listen to the requests of its users, its nonexistent relationship with third-party developers and “the whole not banning Nazis thing.” Minds co-creator Bill Ottoman had similar gripes about Twitter’s closed-down relationship with developers and apparent refusal to take longtime users’ desires into account. [...] he also disliked Facebook’s algorithm-based timeline, how it built a system in which content creators have to pay to assure that their work is seen, and the practice of banning users accused of posting violent, obscene, offensive or hateful content. Both Minds and Mastodon are open source, meaning anyone can find, inspect and use the code they built to run the social networks. The idea behind publishing code openly is it can help make networks more secure — by allowing users to verify and test the programs — and also allow third-party software developers to more easily incorporate the social network into their own products. The project was funded by users who donate money to the Mastodon effort through Patreon, a service that allows individuals to make small recurring payments for a product, service or creative project. The company has allowed its users to become part owners through a crowdfunding campaign on Wefunder that brought in $1 million, the current limit on solicitation of small equity stakes from a wide range of investors. Ottoman said he reached his point of no return with traditional social media sites over how they treat content creators and advertisers. Amid complaints that feeds were flooded with corporate messages and news headlines, Facebook adjusted its algorithm to favor posts from friends and family. App.net, founded in 2012 by Dalton Caldwell, an entrepreneur and now partner at Mountain View’s Y Combinator incubator, was an ad-free, subscription social network that was open to third-party software developers who felt pushed out by Twitter. “We envisioned a pool of differentiated, fast-growing third-party applications would sustain the numbers needed to make the business work,” Caldwell wrote in a blog post announcing the service’s demise. Dorsey, unlike other tech company founders, doesn’t wield a controlling stake in the company, and Twitter’s board staunchly opposed the proposal.
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The founders of Mastodon and Minds, two of the biggest user-owned social networks seeking to unseat Facebook and Twitter, drew different inspiration from their own frustration.

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Facebook Engineer Asserts That Augmented Reality Will Replace Smartphones in 5 Years

Facebook Engineer Asserts That Augmented Reality Will Replace Smartphones in 5 Years | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
AR glasses will be the new smartphone very soon.
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The future of work is you with a computer, not you replaced by a computer | NextBigFuture.com

The future of work is you with a computer, not you replaced by a computer | NextBigFuture.com | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
The future of work is you with a computer, not you replaced by a computer
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Why You Should Be Using All-In-One Software Solutions

Why You Should Be Using All-In-One Software Solutions | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
The popular all-in-one software solution is spreading and people use apps in the cloud. Here is why you should be using all-in-one software solutions.
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Tough call...mostly it is about the learning curve versus the learning curves and the size and digital literacies of the organization(s) involved.

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Human-Level AI Is Right Around the Corner—or Hundreds of Years Away

Human-Level AI Is Right Around the Corner—or Hundreds of Years Away | Digital Culture | Scoop.it
Ray Kurzweil, Rodney Brooks, and others weigh in on the future of artificial intelligence
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