Black boxes

FIPPA • privacy • corporate co-option • net neutrality • DRM • risk • patent system • security •  trolls • openwashing • CISPA • spying • fraud • tracking • hacking • apathy • CALEA • data snooping • LMS/VLE-ification • mass surveillance • Facebook • phishing • spamming • NSA • Gamergate • PRISM • student data is the new oil • vendor lock-in

An increasing sense we don’t (or can’t) understand the things that we need to understand in order to function.


How Companies Turn Your Facebook Activity Into a Credit Score

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It is the iron cage in binary code. Not only is our social life rationalized in ways even Weber could not have imagined but it is also coded into systems in ways difficult to resist, legislate or exert political power.

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