Surveillance crapitalism

A new genus of crapitalism that monetizes data acquired through surveillance is subjugating the planet. A chilling exposé of the business model that underpins the digital world. What about its social effects? Where is it heading? What are its possible near-term effects? It may be impossible to take the long view of what is happening, and hindsight may be the only exact science in this business, but we can gather data too (without becoming the petty tyrant we fight), and take appropriate action in the moment.


De-anonymisation

A strategy in data mining in which anonymous data is cross-referenced with other sources of data to re-identify the anonymous data source.

The adversaries, possible attack vectors, the attacks, threats, assistive technologies, the possible uses, and if and where possible, what we can do.

Transparent intentions

Questions 4 surveillance capitalism exposed

Using the art of focused conversation -asking questions- to gather facts, reflect on and interpret information and to guide whistleblowers towards decision-making.

No answers

DIY Data mining

Don't take my data mining seriously. I certainly don't. This is just for fun and demystification of graph matching by following the “De-anonymizing Social Networks” hack trail of Arvind Narayanan and Vitaly Shmatikov, and for upgrading my ancient programming skills to python.

Bet on it

Whatspeak?

Newspeak is the language of Oceania, a fictional totalitarian state. Bleedingedgespeak is used in the not-so-fictional-yet-virtual IT industry. More words and meanings. Moar.

Bleeding edge

Smart metering architecture

Risk-related information seems to be deliberately suppressed, and the public seems to be provided information that indicates there are no additional privacy or security risks related to smart meters as compared to the old analog meters.

Investigating ...

Facebook information architecture

Facebook’s news feed algorithm shapes the social lives and reading habits of more than 1 billion daily active users—one-fifth of the world’s adult population. No one outside Facebook knows for sure how the algorithm works.

Some informed guessing ...