ponedeljek, 25. april 2016

Manipualcija z vedenjem volilcev

V neslavni raziskavi je Facebook zmanipuliral  - v eksperimentalne namene - 700.000 uporabnikov. (glej več o "čustveni nalezljivosti"). Zdaj se lahko zanesemo, da ne bo manipuliral z volilci na ameriških volitvah.

"Facebook...will not try to control emotions.”

Pravno gledano lahko blokira vsebine kogarkoli želi. Več o moči FB na ameriške volitve v članku v Guardianu.


torek, 12. april 2016

Tracking the trackers

Dataselfie:

Data Selfie aims to provide an innovative perspective on data mining, artificial intelligence and your online data identity in a form of a Chrome browser extension and a mobile app that tracks yourself while you interact with content on Facebook (and other social media platforms) – what you type, what you look at and more – and predicts your personality based on that data.

See clip.

sreda, 06. april 2016

Predlog Konvencije o elektronskih dokazih

Na DataFocus 2016 -  Mednarodni konferenci o digitalnih dokazih, ki je potekala 5. aprila 2016 v Zagrebu, je Stephen Mason predstavil predlog Konvencije o elektronskih dokazih, ki je pripravljen v obliki zasebne iniciative. Besedilo predloga konvencije je dostopno na spletnem naslovu http://conventiononelectronicevidence.org/ in odprto za komentiranje, predloge in pripombe do 30. septembra 2016. 

torek, 05. april 2016

Roboti in delovna sila

MIT Tech Review

Zakaj je propadel sovjetski internet?

Knjiga o tem, zakaj je nujno, da so veliki projekti, kot je bil internet projekt DARPA agencije v ZDA, financirani iz javnih sredstev. Brez javnega financiranja ne bi nikoli nastal internet, kot ga poznamo danes. Ko pa je projekt enkrat zaživel in postal donosen, pa je pristal na "prostem trgu".

V Sovjetski zvezi so bili poskusi izgradnje povezane mreže računalnikov neuspešne.  Zakaj:

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The capitalists behaved like socialists while the socialists behaved like capitalists. 
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Tako lahko preberemo v knjigi "How Not to Network a Nation: The Uneasy History of the Soviet Internet" (2016).
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Between 1959 and 1989, Soviet scientists and officials made numerous attempts to network their nation -- to construct a nationwide computer network. None of these attempts succeeded, and the enterprise had been abandoned by the time the Soviet Union fell apart. Meanwhile, ARPANET, the American precursor to the Internet, went online in 1969. Why did the Soviet network, with top-level scientists and patriotic incentives, fail while the American network succeeded? In  How Not to Network a Nation, Benjamin Peters reverses the usual cold war dualities and argues that the American ARPANET took shape thanks to well-managed state subsidies and collaborative research environments and the Soviet network projects stumbled because of unregulated competition among self-interested institutions, bureaucrats, and others. The capitalists behaved like socialists while the socialists behaved like capitalists. 
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Več o pomenu IT v času hladne vojne tudi v dopolnjeni angleški izdaji knjige "Hladna vojna in bitka za informacijsko tehnologijo" generalni direktor Iskra Delta Janez Škrubej: The Cold War for Information Technology : The Inside Story.