Infotagion Episode 22: Inrupt

Infotagion Episode 22: Inrupt

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I was interviewed by Damian Collins, member of UK Parliament, for the Infotagion Podcast When Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the web, it was intended for everyone. Now it is dominated by a few tech companies who have accumulated huge amounts of data on its users. So Tim decided to make ... Read More

“Could Better Technology Protect Privacy when a Crisis Requires Enhanced Knowledge”

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From the Atlantic Council site: On Wednesday, 17 June 2020, the Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center and Accenture held the second episode of the jointly presented Data Salon Series, featuring a presentation from Mr. Davi Ottenheimer, Vice President of Trust and Digital Ethics at Inrupt, that prompted animated discussion among participants ... Read More

American Frontier History is Poisoned by Losers of Civil War

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Information warfare in America has continued almost non-stop since the late 1700s when abolition of slavery began to expand around the world. There has been a concerted effort by white supremacists to erase the reality of who really did what, where and when. One of the most dramatic expressions of ... Read More
COVID-19 contact tracing just dropped on Android/iOS

COVID-19 contact tracing just dropped on Android/iOS

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COVID-19 contact tracing has rolled out to all Android/iOS devices this week. In other words, big tech just dropped a change to your OS without any real notice/consent. On iOS go to Settings -> Health -> COVID-19 Exposure Logging (screenshots at the end). On Android go to Settings and you ... Read More
Amazon Caught Selling Toxic Bottled Water

Amazon Caught Selling Toxic Bottled Water

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Amazon basically operates like the mob by seeking markets where regulation or justice is too weak to stop it from taking payments for unethical business practices. It allegedly muscles in as an engine of exploitation that measures margin in the amount of harms it can get away with. Some say ... Read More

Is Lyft Based on Apartheid’s “Lift System”?

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When I visited Lyft HQ when it first opened, they had a large mural timeline of their origin story. Basically in 2006 Logan Green went to Zimbabwe and observed a “lift system” of crowd-sourced carpool networks. He came back to America and made a copy called Zimride (Zimbabwe Ride). I’ll ... Read More
Who Invented the Roland-808?

Who Invented the Roland-808?

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I often give talks about the question of invention using the Roland-808 as an example, so I figure I should leave the reference here as well. Its inventors prefer you think of them as a team and stop asking for a single name ... Read More
Confederate Names Erase History: Removing Them is a Restoration Project

Confederate Names Erase History: Removing Them is a Restoration Project

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Confederate memorials in prominent areas are a form of domestic terror tactics, like racist graffiti denigrating the American landscape. They are akin to someone putting up a statue of Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols, or naming the streets after them, right in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building ... Read More

Third Party Risk: ZeroDaysLive Video

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I am honored to be the first person on ZeroDaysLive Video to have been an audio-only guest. You can watch/listen to me being interviewed here: ... Read More
Curtis Mayfield and the History Behind “Move On Up”

Curtis Mayfield and the History Behind “Move On Up”

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There’s a line “do not obey” within the famous song “Move On Up”. What does it mean? In 1919 organized white mobs committed widespread violence against Chicago’s black neighborhoods killing dozens, known today as “Red Summer” from the level of violence perpetrated by white power groups against black Americans. This ... Read More