It's worth remembering Teju Cole's incisive comments in times like these:
"The white savior supports brutal policies in the morning, founds charities in the afternoon, and receives awards in the evening."
mobile.twitter.com/tejucole/st
Sure, this FB exec isn't white, but that just illustrates the point...

Former Facebook executive: social media is ripping society apart

theguardian.com/technology/201

Wow... The scripts keep writing themselves now, it seems...

Sources in Trump's White House report meetings to assemble a network of deniable wetwork/black ops spooks to target Trump's political enemies in the US and elsewhere

Sources in Trump's White House report meetings to assemble a network of deniable wetwork/black ops spooks to target Trump's political enemies in the US and elsewhere

boingboing.net/2017/12/05/amyn

ischool.social/media/0xlEq4hl_

@ben, thanks for handling everyday maintenance! You should let us all know how we can contribute, even if only for hosting fees.

Facebook logged the posts you wrote but then erased and never posted in the first place, and now they kindly published a study about it :thinkhappy: aaai.org/ocs/index.php/ICWSM/I (PDF)

@npd@octodon.social Technical difficulties aside, what I found most useful/disturbing in that review was the explicit focus on politics and militarism in the state's use of obfuscation for purposes of justifying mass surveillance

@ben I've only read Privacy in Context, but I'd be curious to know what you think of Obfuscation in light of this review. And now I feel obliged to read Obfuscation myself!

While I've found Nissenbaum's work useful and interesting, I've always been bothered by the lack of politics in her arguments... This review of a recent book she co-authored cuts deep, to question her approach by taking the role of the state seriously:
computationalculture.net/poiso

@ben Excellent - it would be great to catch up! Let me know when you're here, and we can have you over for dinner.

@ben Still in Berkeley - doing research on trust in the infosec world. Come visit! :)

Hey @ben, thanks for putting Mastodon up! Where are you at nowadays?

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