This is an extension of a twitter thread I wrote in response to this tweet, and thread about the Cambridge Analytica revelations. Wow. This thread is powerful and important. And computer science is having that moment of reckoning now. Facebook and Cambridge Analytica is only the tip of the iceberg. https://t.co/6C0Kw1Dt74 — Tim O'Reilly (@timoreilly) … More Ethics in technology
Given the SSL attacks that could be traced back to classing secure encryption as weapons subject to export restrictions, it’s clear that government security agencies have a deep conflict of interest that has led to significantly reduced security protection for their own citizens. It’s clear that the Ransomware (or Ransomware as diversion) attacks on UK and … More Government insecurity agencies
In the 1970s, UNIX was big, and so were the machines it ran on. The source code was controlled by those who sold the computers, and if you wanted to modify it so that you could fix things, or improve things, you were stuffed. The tinkerers weren’t happy, so they created a charter, a licence … More The graveyard of things
As a scientist, freedom of speech is very important to me, which is why I’ve given the Amnesty International banner a prominent placing above. Once speech gets shut down, thought can quickly follow. I’m still working on getting my own speech out there. I’ll post details of papers and software soon.