(Source: burgerwizard, via bitcoitus)

“The Violent Opt-out: The Neo-Luddites Attacking Drones And Google Glass”

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kashmirhill/2014/07/15/the-violent-opt-out-people-destroying-drones-and-google-glass/


Woman attacking a drone-flying teen on a Connecticut beach, as captured by his smartphone

Woman attacking a drone-flying teen on a Connecticut beach, as captured by his smartphone


Socialist doesn’t just make your lists beautiful.
www.sociali.st

Socialist doesn’t just make your lists beautiful.

www.sociali.st

“We passed a Mayan pyramid topped with the giant thumbs up icon of a Facebook ‘like’, which would later be set on fire”

Emily Witt · Diary: Burning Man · LRB 17 July 2014 (via nathanjurgenson)

(via nathanjurgenson)

“The Association of National Advertisers, New York, has joined with White Ops, New York, a company that specializes in the detection of online advertising fraud, for a study of the digital-advertising industry to help determine the extent of what is called bot fraud, when computers mimic the behavior of consumers to produce the illusion of traffic to websites. The study will involve brands from 30 companies that are association members, in categories like consumer products, pharmaceuticals and technology. A report is expected in mid-October.”

http://ift.tt/Wxgh2f (via algopop)

“Through the dispersed system of mass monitoring and feedback, behaviors and cultures become standardized, directed at the algorithmic level. A British insurer called Drive Like a Girl uses in-car telemetry to track drivers’ habits. The company says that its data shows that women drive better and are cheaper to insure, so they deserve to pay lower rates. So far, perhaps, so good. Except that the European Union has instituted regulations stating that insurers can’t offer different rates based on gender, so Drive Like a Girl is using tracking systems to get around that rule, reflecting the fear of many IoT critics that vast data collection may help banks, realtors, stores, and other entities dodge the protections put in place by the Fair Credit Reporting Act, HIPPA, and other regulatory measures.”

The Lights Are On but Nobody’s Home (via iamdanw)

“The ideological premise of the Internet of Things is that surveillance and data production equal a kind of preparedness. Any problem might be solved or pre-empted with the proper calculations, so it is prudent to digitize and monitor everything.”

The Lights Are On but Nobody’s Home (via iamdanw)

(Source: venturebeat.com)

(Source: thusly)

(Source: designboom.com)

“Much as I am a fan of work like Egger’s and Doctorow’s it is almost too easy to write a dystopia these days. The real challenge, it seems to me, is to write a new utopia.”

Albert Wenger

http://continuations.com/post/91753806640/seechange-video-will-be-everywhere-what-do-we-want

(Source: fred-wilson, via futurescope)

(Source: Fast Company)

“Upworthy is particularly turned off by brands that “greenwash” their misdeeds with a thin veneer of positive marketing”

How Upworthy gets its branded content to outperform editorial | Digiday

irony

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