Should We Delete Our Facebook Page?

Weekly Axis Of Easy #42  In this issue: Should you delete your Facebook page? Uber self-driving car kills pedestrian Confessions of a Data Hitman US Congress slips CLOUD surveillance provision into spending bill CBC backs Bell’s Web content blocking initiative City of Atlanta crippled by ransomware attack Should you delete your Facebook page? The Facebook … [Read more]

Should You Delete Your Facebook Page?

In 1994 Wired magazine ran a short story entitled “Hack the spew” . This was back when Wired was actually cutting edge and not the insufferable Silicon Valley stroke job it became after Conde Naste acquired it. In it our antihero “Stark” finds himself inexplicably recruited as a kind of data scout, looking for viable consumer trends … [Read more]

Who Is Cambridge Analytica?

Weekly Axis Of Easy #41 In this issue: Who is Cambridge Analytica? EFF Warns CLOUD Act end-runs 4th Amendment Same as it ever was: Flash player needs patching. Again. Web inventor says it’s time to regulate Big Tech New Orleans tries its hand at tech powered “pre-crime” Sierra Leone runs world’s first election using blockchain … [Read more]

FBI Pays Geeksquad To Inform On Its Customers

Weekly Axis Of Easy #40 Aloha from Oahu… In this issue: Have you checked your credit report since the Equifax hack? FBI pays Geeksquad to inform on its customers Researcher discovers “Killswitch” to neutralize the memcache DDoS Google’s AI is helping military drones get better at their job Why the DoD works with Hollywood to … [Read more]