Phi Beta Iota: John McAfee is not just a technology wizard, he is also a philosopher. His comments in history — on using blockchain to create a world in which lies are eradicated and truth is a common currency — are epic. His comments of replacing all the elements of #GoogleGestapo are also epic.
With a few clicks, I learned that about 500 advertisers — many that I had never heard of, like Bad Dad, a motorcycle parts store, and Space Jesus, an electronica band — had my contact information, which could include my email address, phone number and full name. Facebook also had my entire phone book, including the number to ring my apartment buzzer.
Phi Beta Iota: Scalise asked the right question. Zuckerberg appears to have lied with knowledge of falsity and malice toward Congress and the public.
CoinDesk, 6 April 2018
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Internet 3.0 is coming. It does not include Facebook.
The world is rising up against #GoogleGestapo. Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are the early targets for replacement but Amazon, Google, MeetUp, and Wikipedia are all on the priority target list.
See below for graphic and rationale. Not the whole solution but worthy.
- Humanness first.
- Center onf marginalized communities
- Design for all threats (including censorship)
I read “Search at Scale Shows ~30,000X Speed Up.” I have been down this asphalt road before, many times in fact. The problem with search and retrieval is that numerous bottlenecks exist; for example, dealing with exceptions (content which the content processing system cannot manipulate).
I wish to list some of the speed bumps which the write does not adequately address or, in some cases, acknowledge:
General Observation: I assume you knew something about Thinthread from your work as a government [employee or] contractor; but, you probably did not get the truth about the TT Program. I have attached an article written about TT by Diane Roark. Plus, TT was not abandoned back then. The software is what they are using today to spy on the whole world. This is clear from the Ed Snowden material plus the NSA IG report from 2009. Also, they have not changed the name of some the TT related programs. They adopted these TT programs because they had nothing else that could handle massive data and data flows. They removed three parts of TT back in 2001. First, the filtering software that did smart selection of relevant data only; second, the encryption Of identifying attributes to mask individuals identities; and, finally, monitoring software that looked at every one on the network and what they were doing As they did it. I would also point out that not only did they adopt all the software to manage data but they also adopted our (SARC) design for Networks that connected multiple parties (1st, 2nd and 3rd) – see Rampart A on the WWW. Further, Kirk Wiebe and I are working with partners
In Amsterdam to implement a TT type program, but on a much more comprehensive scale. Bill
It is no shock to say that Facebook has had some rough months lately. Amidst controversy over their handling of fake news and algorithms that seem to avoid friends, the company’s biggest problems are actually internal. The social media giant’s culture is beginning to gain a lot of attention, and not for good reasons. We learned more in a Slashdot excerpt, “A Facebook Employee Asked Reporter to Turn Off Phone So Facebook Couldn’t Track its Location.”
These fascinating historical documents were released on June 10, 2008 under a Freedom of Information Act. I have in bold critical information during President Kennedy’s fight to the death to get the Jewish Lobby registered as foreign agents, which would have prevented Israel’s stranglehold on America. Click on the date to see the original documents.
As every informed person is well aware, Google / YouTube has been on a censorship rampage against conservative voices, not just demonetizing accounts but deleting them altogether. The radical Left’s “speech purge” is well under way, and their goal is the complete extermination of all pro-America, pro-Trump, pro-liberty voices.