The Trouble with Sibyls

Reputation systems are a very popular way for people to attempt to address certain very difficult realities of how the internet works. Given a network that puts in contact everyone from the most naive potential victims to the most canny predators, how do you keep safe the one population from ...

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Algorithmic Excuses

Twitter is pushing a change to timelines, to have an 'algorithmic' timeline of 'relevant' content rather than a straightforward record of content as submitted by users. Twitter is also, due to pressure from the US Gov't, claiming to use anti-spam techniques to quash speech by 'terrorist' groups. These two ...

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