Dennis Kucinich was mocked in his presidential bids. Turns out he was the future of politics.
Just about every problem we battle in understanding the news today — and every one we will battle tomorrow — is exacerbated by plugging into the social-media herd.
Outrage is the new porn.
2 years ago, Facebook made an awkward, noncommittal attempt at journalism. It fucked its journalists over, and the world has suffered ever since.
Picture the greatest chess player in history, retrained using the knowledge of the day-to-day experience and reactions of billions of people into the world’s most effective and least ethical behavioral therapist, fed in real time every scrap of information available about you, constantly interacting with each digital device, service, and information source you are in direct or indirectly contact with, capable of choosing what it’s suggested to you to see and do — even of making up whatever text, audio and video it thinks it’ll work best — and dedicated exclusively to shaping your emotions and understanding of the world, with no regard at all for your well-being, according to the preferences of whoever or whatever is paying it the most at the moment or is best exploiting its own technological vulnerabilities.
The privacy of data cannot be managed person-by-person through a system of individualized informed consent.
The big truth — that American society is in dire need of reform and Russia is not to blame for that — can never be dislodged by the little truths.
For every person who tells you how much better things are getting
Rather than being regarded as capital, data should be treated as labour—and, more specifically, regarded as the property of those who generate such information, unless they agree to provide it to firms in exchange for payment.
Research from October looked at emails from newsletter and mailing list services from the 14,000 most popular websites on the web, and found that 85 percent contained trackers—and 30 percent leak your email addresses to outside corporations, without your consent
“It’s a refugee crisis right here in the States, right here under our noses.”
In March 2015, records show, more than 153 million trips were recorded, making it one of the busiest months on record. There were 19,000 delays attributed to overcrowding.
Last March, two million fewer rides were recorded, but 30,000 delays were said to be caused by overcrowding.