Interesting Links October 13th, 2018

  1. 5G is Going to be Really, Really Different Than 4G : TechPinions
  2. Facebook Really Is Spying on You, Just Not Though Your Phone’s Mic : WSJ
  3. Specialisation and the Flowering of Personality, and Choice : Marginal Revolution
  4. Twitter Suspends Pro-Saudi Bots Spreading Propaganda About the Murder of Jamal Khashoggi : Gizmodo
  5. Inside Facebook’s Plan to Safeguard the 2018 Election : Wired
  6. A New Facebook Lawsuit Makes ‘Pivot to Video’ Seem Even More Shortsighted: Wired
  7. This one weird trick would change Earth’s climate: Spinning backwards : ArsTechnica — Awful headline and almost too click-baity, but a really good read, recommended
  8. Hey, Did You Know Stephen Hawking Thought There Is No God? : Gizmodo
  9. Major Shareholders Join Call to Boot Mark Zuckerberg as Chairman : Gizmodo
  10. Electric Scooters Are Reportedly Already Causing Problems in San Francisco : Gizmodo
  11. Advertisers Suing Facebook Allege It May Have Committed Fraud on Video AD Metrics : Gizmodo — Facebook is looking more and more like a criminal organisation
  12. I Fundamentally Believe That My Time at Reddit Made the World a Worse Place : NY Magazine

Lots on Facebook this week. I don’t use Facebook and from it’s early days felt it was too intrusive. I’ve been lucky not using it, it seems. Not that Facebook don’t have a shadow profile and lots of data they’ve gathered by questionable practices.

20 October 2018

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