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Surveillance capitalism is also just regular old surveillance

Published: March 31, 2024 16:57

Tl;dr: Surveillance is a natural outcome of the internet as it was created. Surveillance capitalism isn't an innovation, but a resource extraction industry, and states don't need to make fancy tools to get a lot of information on dissidents or…

Automattic for the people, not the AI

Published: March 1, 2024 22:12

Tl;dr: Automattic, the owner of of Tumblr and, is negotiating with Midjourney and OpenAI to sell them AI training data which would be scraped from platform users’ posts unless they opt out. It's an ethically dubious proposition with poor…

Dogfooding the rules-based international order

Published: February 1, 2024 03:22

Tl;dr: A long, rambling and not very "tech" related post this week, looking at the recent ICJ ruling about evidence of acts of genocide in Gaza, defending a rules-based international order in a world that sometimes feels like it's quiet quitting that…

It’s another week, so another roundup

Published: January 21, 2024 19:35

The author reflects on the sustainability of a weekly roundup format and delves into various topics. They discuss the lack of significant action following outrage over Twitter, recommend a podcast, and highlight investigative journalism on right-wing…

The great Twitter migration that maybe kind of wasn’t

Published: January 19, 2024 11:00

The research from Arizona State University examines user migration from Twitter to other platforms like Bluesky, Threads, and Mastodon. Despite the hype around alternatives, the study found strong inertia for Twitter. Mastodon showed the highest brand…

Listen to the Risky.Biz podcast on ‘Stuxnet, the Snowden leaks, and how Infosec has matured’

Published: January 18, 2024 10:15

In 2024, the writer aims to diversify their media consumption beyond reading. They find YouTube and podcasts challenging due to ads and content quality. They recommend "Riskey.Biz" podcast for cybersecurity insights, highlighting an episode featuring…