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Links of the Quarter: December 2018

How to Save the World

There is no one, no time or space, no causality or agency, no life or death, no purpose or meaning. Like the friends of Godot, I am waiting, hopelessly, for the impossible. Similar lists of companies that don’t test on animals or use animal products are provided by PETA.

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Cambridge Analytica vs Beacon – Facebook Australia Quantium

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

How Facebook and Twitter work with big data companies in Australia and beyond. In 2007 Facebook got into trouble for Beacon – I wrote about it at the time – a service that reported on your behaviours online and offline for “personalisation” purposes.

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Facebook Eavesdropping Patent and Congress Questions

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Mr Zuckerberg Facebook submitted a patent 7 years ago to listen to background noise (ambient waveforms) for the purposes of delivering content. And if your friends are around you (the term voice waveform fingerprint seems to be voice mapping). Asking for a friend.

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May I Ask a Question?

How to Save the World

M y friend Ben Collver recently loaned me a book called A More Beautiful Question , by Warren Berger, that arose from some ideas in Warren’s blog. Is it true that this new company threatens us; is there anything we can really do anyway? Image from pixabay by Dean Moriarty, CC0.

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On Gratefulness: A Self-Enquiry

How to Save the World

And since there is (really) no time and no thing, it’s only an appearance anyway, without meaning or purpose. And I enjoy the company of friends. photo by geralt at pixabay CC0.

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