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“I was devastated”: Tim Berners-Lee, the man who created the world wide web, has some regrets

“I Was Devastated”: Tim Berners-Lee, the Man Who Created the World Wide Web, Has Some Regrets | Vanity Fair

“I Was Devastated”: Tim Berners-Lee, the Man Who Created the World Wide Web, Has Some Regrets | Vanity Fairhttps://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/07/the-man-who-created-the-world-wide-web-has-some-regretsTim Berners-Lee has seen his creation debased by everything from fake news to mass surveillance. But he’s got a plan to fix it.

Searching for a Future Beyond Facebook

Searching for a Future Beyond Facebook

Searching for a Future Beyond Facebookhttps://longreads.com/2018/05/01/searching-for-a-future-beyond-facebook/If we want to liberate ourselves from the tech monopolies, we have to figure out what to do with our data. Facebook has accomplished a neat trick in the last fourteen years, draping itself in humanitarian intent while establishing a globe-straddling monopoly. In the name of connecting people, it has built the world’s largest surveillance apparatus, rivaled only by Google.

We work for Google. Our employer shouldn’t be in the business of war

“Do no evil.” Remember Google’s motto? Or was that a lie?

We work for Google. It shouldn’t be in the business of war | Open letter signed by Google employees | Opinion | The Guardianhttps://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/apr/04/google-ceo-drones-ai-war-surveillance?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+main+NEW+H+categories&utm_term=270168&subid=19723158&CMP=EMCNEWEML6619I2In this open letter to Google’s CEO, over 3,000 employees urged the company not to work on a Pentagon ‘AI surveillance engine’ used for drone warfare

Snowden’s New App Turns Your Phone Into a Home Security System

https://www.wired.com/story/snowden-haven-app-turns-phone-into-home-security-system/?CNDID=49046367&mbid=nl_122217_daily_list1_p1The NSA leaker’s latest project aims to secure your computer—and you—from not just digital but physical attacks. One of the world’s most well-known activists against digital surveillance has released what’s intended to be a cheap, mobile, and flexible version of a physical security system. On Friday, the Freedom of the Press Foundation and its president, famed NSA leaker Edward Snowden, launched Haven, an app designed to transform any Android phone into a kind of all-purpose sensor for detecting intrusions.

Haven is for people who need a way to protect their personal spaces and possessions without compromising their own privacy, through an Android app and on-device sensors

Aibo • Spies • Light sabers

Can the Digital Dog of 2001 go head to head against the plastic goodness of Tomy’s Omnibot? Futurelooks.com presents RetroLooks 3: Revenge of the Aibo. • ZDNet Equip takes a look at the tools of the trade in their second annual spy feature: Spy Gear: Surveillance in the Office. • Training to be a Jedi Knight? Grab yourself a light saber at Parks Sabers! Available now! Here! On Earth!