In the space of one hour, my entire digital life was destroyed. First my Google account was taken over, then deleted. Next my Twitter account was compromised, and used as a platform to broadcast racist and homophobic messages.
A fascinating and alarming story of what the age of Cloud computing has in store for us, if we as digital ID owners and companies as safekeepers of our ID related information don't take heed.
[It is a bit of long story, but the notion of computational science makes a lot of sense, it pictures quite neatly why we should worry about the uncontrolled and unregulated use of large sets of social data]
Although Lev Grossman’s article is mostly a regurgitatingly obnoxious form of worship of one of the more active frontmen for Transhumanism, Raymond Kurzweil, the article does reveal some extraordinary information. Namely, that there are very powerful and wealthy individuals whose goal it is to see the merging of man and machine, and the complete transformation of humanity into something much different than it currently is.
"Social networking is seen as a private virtual space for likeminded people to share information. Is it really a private space? How it could be private when all the information is in the hands of few people who own and run Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and Twitter?"
Presentación realizada por Alfonso Alcántara @Yoriento para el Curso Gobierno Abierto y comunicación en internet, organizado por Irekia y la Universidad del (Me re-gustó---> Identidad digital: marca personal y reputación de Alfonzo...
Not too long ago, Om Malik blogged “the social Web mimics the way we are in the real world … in this new kind of social web, the defining characteristic is us.” A great observation, but how true is it?
Online social networks for learning thrive since people reveal aspects of themselves online. Although privacy concerns demand that you control what is revealed and what not, in practice this is very difficult if not impossible. This post discusses some ways in which such control could be achieved, if the existing social networking sites comply, that is.
I blog on online social networks for learning. These networks thrive since people reveal aspects of themselves online. Indeed, the more is known about someone in the online realm, the more effective that person's membership is of an online network. However, revealing much about yourself brings privacyloss in its wake, which can potentially be dangerous. I have explored this in three blog posts so far. This one discusses two kinds of privacy threats, collection of massive amounts of data and loss of control over personal data.
Scientists at Northwestern University have developed a new nanomaterial that can "steer" electrical currents. The development could lead to a computer that can simply reconfigure its internal wiring and become an entirely different device, based on changing needs.