Banks and Retailers Are Tracking How You Type, Swipe and Tap
In 2010, Susan Gerbic started a Wikipedia project to “improve skeptical content” on the crowdsourced encyclopedia, by writing new articles about topics like people who claim to have supernatural abilities and improving existing ones about groups like those who believe the Earth is flat. Today, the Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia project has more than 120 volunteer editors from around the world.
"I mentioned those menacing little red dots on Instagram that always draw me back in. Those are everywhere. And I have this innate desire in me to make them disappear, it’s very annoying."
"Mozilla will continue to build competitive products and to advocate for effective policies and approaches to build a competitive and open technology ecosystem."
“Some of these activities actually infringe on European copyright rules, while others are allowed under the parody or quotation exceptions. Do you know which is which?”
"Advances in technology has mostly made our lives better, but as privacy concerns rise and fake news spreads, we are starting to see the downside of giving tech companies mostly unchecked power."
“If you were expecting the ultimate “6 things successful women do before 8 a.m.” you should skip this section because you will be disappointed. I do everything we’re told not to do, and I refuse to feel guilty about that.”
"The word ‘data’ makes it sounds like we’re talking about numbers, but what we’re really talking about is our friendships, our relationships, our memories, our ups and our downs."
"Though the brigading of review sites and doxxing behavior isn’t exactly new, the speed and coordination is; one consequence of a never-ending information war is that everyone is already well versed in their specific roles."
"It’s clear: our world is more connected today than ever before. It’s not all good, and it’s not all bad. But it’s all new, and it’s changing our human experience. We log on to find love. To do business. To join communities. But every time we access the Web, we enter into agreements with big tech. What are these agreements? What do we gain, and what do we lose? Season 3 of IRL is all about exploring those tradeoffs."