Geautomatiseerde gezichtsherkenning moet streng gereguleerd worden, betoogt Berber Brouwer [advocaat bij Brouwer & Law]. Anders is het straks te laat. Iedere dictator, terreurgroepering of topcr
The two designers behind Project Alias compare it to a virus–or perhaps a parasitic fungus. In a good way.
A stock image of an egg has amassed 26m likes to become the most popular post of all time, bumping Jenner’s shot of her newborn daughter and spurring some unlikely imitators
has not much altered the science professions, and it likely won’t until the culture of science is dismantled and rebuilt from the ground up.
I got caught up in the hype – and then the bubble burst
Sources disclosed troubling privacy practices at a Ring office in Ukraine.
Tracking is everywhere on the Internet. Over the past year, a drumbeat of tech-industry scandals has acclimated users to the sheer number of ways that personal information can be collected and leaked. As a result, it might not come as a surprise to learn that emails, too, can be vectors for...
Why did Casper sue a mattress blogger? A closer look reveals a secret, multimillion-dollar battle to get you into bed.
Last year he focused on ‘fixing’ Facebook. Now Mark Zuckerberg plans to host talks about technology’s future in society
The Silicon Valley gospel of “disruption” has descended into caricature, but, at its core, there are some sound tactics buried beneath the self-serving bullshit. A lot of our systems an…
Blame authors' fortunes on monopolism, not university professors, booksellers and librarians
— Winnaar van de derde prijs van de OZSW/BNI Essaywedstrijd — Door Dascha Düring (docent-onderzoeker Universiteit Utrecht) Je hebt een afspraakje met iemand die je via een datingwebsite hebt ontmo…
“The Boy—the boy whose robot girlfriend Charlie was paid to pretend to be—lived eight time zones and more than 5,000 miles away in San Jose.”
The ad-driven, surveillance-happy status quo isn't just corrosive. It's avoidable.
Why is Grindr being sued by Matthew Herrick, an aspiring actor working in a restaurant in New York? "His former partner created fake profiles on the app to impersonate Herrick and then direct men to show up at Herrick's home and the restaurant where he worked asking for sex, sometimes more than a d...
Sans Forgetica is a typeface designed using the principles of cognitive psychology to help you to better remember your study notes.
It turned out to be a real pain to find an easy to use hybrid email template. This one works.
Google will defeat its own captchas for you
So, we’ve got a lot of books. Of course we do—books are great! What’s not great is trying to figure out how to organize them in such a way that you’re not just randomly shoving tomes into what
Reasons why you should care about how your social network is run and structured
Turns out, a lot of it, actually.
We welcome debate about how to help keep Facebook a safe place where people can express their ideas. But that debate should be based on facts, not mischaracterizations.
In a post on the company blog I announced that it’s now possible to use the Hypothesis extension in the Brave browser. That’s great news for Hypothesis. It’s awkward, after all, t…
It's even worse than it appears.
Donald Knuth, master of algorithms, reflects on 50 years of his opus-in-progress, “The Art of Computer Programming.”
Credit card activity as a predictor of mass shootings
Tech companies, democratic governments, and civil society need to work together to fight back against growing surveillance and censorship online.
Zoals de titel al zegt: loempia met garnalen en kip. (O, ja, je hebt gelijk, en met groente en zo. W...
In 1815, 15 years before he made his most famous print, The Great Wave, Hokusai published three volumes of erotic art. In one of them there is a woodcut print known in English as ‘The Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife’ and in Japanese as ‘Tako to ama’, ‘Octopus and Shell Diver’. It depicts a . . .
"These schemes really require the mind of someone whose depravity knows no bounds."
The New York Times report on Facebook's ongoing data sharing relationships is quite something. The gist is that even while it claimed that its data
No combination of settings can stop location data being used by advertisers, says report
Smart speaker’s remarks, apparently quoted from Reddit, come as Amazon tries to boost speaker’s conversational capacity
Bryan Adams to Canadian parliament: extending the term of copyright enriches labels and other intermediaries, not artists
Dit is het (en mijn) laatste blog voor Ivoren toga dat in een vast wekelijks stramien verschijnt. Ook de bloggers Rick Robroek, Dato Steenhuis, Willem Korthals Altes, Peter Plasman en zijn advocate…
EFF and more than 100 civil society organizations across the globe wrote directly to Mark Zuckerberg recently demanding greater transparency and accountability for Facebook content moderation practices. A key step, we told Facebook, is implementation of a robust appeals process giving all users the...
Regulating Airbnb drives down local rents (as well as house prices)
Calculating Facebook's value by figuring out how much you'd have to pay users to quit
Internal documents show that the social network gave Microsoft, Amazon, Spotify and others far greater access to people’s data than it has disclosed.
Online learning, new media, connectivism, MOOCs, personal learning environments, new literacy, and more from Stephen Downes