— Elsie Hu in all tech considered at NPR. How Hong Kong Protesters Are Connecting, Without Cell Or Wi-Fi Networks
— Timothy B. Lee at Vox. The government says iPhone encryption helps criminals. They’re wrong.
— Mark Shuttleworth here be dragons. Fixing the internet for confidentiality and security
Quinn Norton at Ello.
Also in The Message at Medium. What Does Ethical Social Networking Software Look Like?
Suzanne Treister interviewed by Andrew Pickering at MetaMute. CYBERNETIC MAGIC
Following two exhibitions of Suzanne Treister’s multimedia project HEXEN2.0 at the Science Museum and Work Gallery this Spring, cybernetic historian Andrew Pickering delves deeper into the work’s dense web of connections, tracing open-ended relationships between militarism and counter-culture, science and sorcery
There are two debaters, Alice and Bob. Alice takes the podium, makes her argument. Then Bob takes her place, but before he can present his counter-argument, he must summarize Alice’s argument to her satisfaction — a demonstration of respect and good faith. Only when Alice agrees that Bob has got it right is he permitted to proceed with his own argument — and then, when he’s finished, Alice must summarize it to his satisfaction.
The first time I saw one of these debates, it blew my mind."
— Robin Sloan in The Message at Medium. The Steel Man of #GamerGate
Zeynep Tufekci at Medium. Why Twitter Should Not Algorithmically Curate the Timeline
It’s the Human Judgment of the Flock, Not the Lone Bird, That Powers It
E. L. Doctorow in The Nation. The Promise—and Threat—of the Internet
Who will rule our virtual world—government data miners and the corporations in step with them, or everyone else?
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