Month: September 2012

  • Christopher Steiner on algorithms

    Christopher Steiner, author of Automate This: How Algorithms Came to Rule the World, discusses his new book. Steiner originally set about studying the prevalence of algorithms in Wall Street stock trading but soon found they were everywhere. Stock traders were the first to use algorithms as a substitute for human judgment to make trades automatically, […]

  • Democratie is…

    #comic #image #lawandpolitics

  • BitTorrent study finds most file-sharers are monitored

    The study also revealed that so-called blocklists, used by some illegal file-sharers to prevent monitors from connecting to their computers, might not be much use. Read the article at its source #bittorrent #lawandpolitics #security #surveillance #trackers

  • Fooling Facebook: Telling Lies To Protect Your Privacy

    Sounds like a hopelessly naive idea to me… “With a nod toward Bayes theorem, Ludlow basically wants to confuse the advertisers trying to profile him and the algorithmic machines that are trying to make predictions about him by throwing lots of false information about himself onto their radars. So he’s become a digital Scheherazade, weaving […]

  • Owning it

    In many ways, the whole ownership model just seems poorly suited to duplicable technology. Square peg, pentalobe hole. When we try to force new technology into the old model, our contracts end up sounding really, well, creepy. In fact, some licensing contracts stipulate that the people who sign them are not allowed to talk about […]

  • Grondig stukje tekst over de Piratebay, auteursrecht en de wet

    Al sinds de pianola is er geen enkele innovatie in contentdistributie geweest die uit vrije wil enthousiast omarmd is door de industrie. Ja, DRM. Lees het hele artikel bij ICTRecht #arnoudengelfriet #ictrecht #lawandpolitics #piraatbaai #proxy #rechters #uitleg #xs4all