There are a LOT of good conference talks this year at #apconf2020. Like, seriously, I can't believe how many are so good.
I'm going to highlight a few in particular in this thread (if I don't highlight yours, it's just due to lack of time, I was seriously impressed by all the talks)
The Social Dilemma and instrumenalization
One of the things that I liked from the Social Dilemma is that they pointed out that the problem isn't necessarily the existence of the technology, or the algorithms, or social communication platforms in themselves... but that a major issue arises when we turn those algorithms back on to ourselves.
It was kind of a subtle point made in passing, but in my opinion this is the whole point: Instrumentalizing people through the application of algorithms on people produces bad outcomes for people.
It's not just that the algorithms are biased (they are), but simply the fact that they are being used to measure and sort people and then provide or enforce different outcomes on people based on how someone gets sorted.
I'm curious if there are any exceptions or if this instrumentalization is universally unhealthy for humans (because it is inherently dehumanizing)?
As I was going through an existential crisis I started asking myself what would my dreamjob look like..
First thing came to my mind was Mozilla, only to find out about the massive layoff days after.
Then found out about their greedy execs and that saddens me even more.
Can't reconcile the foundation's mission with the facts
The Mozilla layoff is terrible - not only for the former workers, but also the web at large.
If we are concerned about the future of a more private & secure web, without a monopoly - we might want to double-down on our support of Mozilla to ensure that more people keep their jobs.
Let's work to oust any leadership without the vision we all need for a better web.
ooops.. I'm missing the DIY Yerba Mate Soda workshop
"roban pero hacen"
Desarrollamos herramientas para que lo sitios de Sutty puedan ser accedidos en forma anónima a través de la red Tor.
Vaya, ¡quien los no tenía que decir!
Están unsando el "rastreo de contacto con el covid-19" para rastrear a los manifestantes en EEUU...