I Shared My Phone Number. I Learned I Shouldn’t Have.    

written by Brian Chen. added about 12 hours ago by @icyflame ARCHIVES

privacy phone-number    

All that Mr. Tezisci, the researcher, had to do was plug my number into White Pages Premium, an online database that charges $5 a month for access to public records. He then did a thorough web search and followed a data trail — linking my name and address to information in other online background-checking tools and public records — to track down more details.
CloudFlare dropping 8chan helps fight hate even if 8chan comes back    

written by Angela Chen. added 13 days ago by @icyflame ARCHIVES

free-speech Internet cloudfare censorship    

This may mark a shift comparable to the one that has affected social-media platforms like Facebook. There was a time when they insisted that they were neutral platforms and could not be responsible for policing hate speech in any way. That time is long gone; Facebook now employs 30,000 content moderators. But up until now there was a general agreement that hosting companies like CloudFlare, which did not publish content themselves, could remain neutral. Now that, too, can no longer be taken for granted.
Life in a City Without Water: Anxious, Exhausting and Sweaty    

written by Somini Sengupta. added 24 days ago by @icyflame ARCHIVES

water chennai india shortage    

Forsake the washing machine, and hand wash everything with two carefully rationed buckets of water. To avoid a fight, fill only four pots when the water tanker arrives. Only once everyone has had their share should you consider going back for more.
‘Some Suburb of Hell’: America’s New Concentration Camp System    

written by Andrea Pitzer. added about 2 months ago by @icyflame ARCHIVES

immigration camps history    

Is it possible this growth in the camp system will be temporary and the improvised border camps will soon close? In theory, yes. But the longer they remain open, the less likely they are to vanish. When I visited the camps for Rohingya Muslims a year before the large-scale campaign of ethnic cleansing began, many observers appeared to be confusing the possible and the probable. It was possible that the party of Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi would sweep into office in free elections and begin making changes. It was possible that full democracy would come to all the residents of Myanmar, even though the government had stripped the Rohingya of the last vestiges of their citizenship. These hopes proved to be misplaced. Once there are concentration camps, it is always probable that things will get worse.
‘Some Suburb of Hell’: America’s New Concentration Camp System    

written by Andrea Pitzer. added about 2 months ago by @icyflame ARCHIVES

us immigration camps history    

Without a significant government effort to reverse direction, conditions in every camp system tend to deteriorate over time. Governments rarely make that kind of effort on behalf of people they are willing to lock up without trial in the first place. And history shows that legislatures do not close camps against the will of an executive.
The Indian Diaspora’s Influence on the General Election    

written by Priyanka Mogul. added 4 months ago by @icyflame ARCHIVES

INDIA diaspora elections politics    

From the perspective of the Indian political parties, this diaspora support is crucial. While the NRIs’ financial and technical support is important, Sharma added, “In ideological terms, the NRI community has always been a placeholder for the success of the entrepreneurial Indian who has made it. An NRI is seen by many in India as a mark of success and influence. For an influential NRI to back a political party or candidate can become a very strong endorsement.
Tesla is the new Theranos    

written by Adventures In Capitalism. added 4 months ago by @icyflame ARCHIVES

tesla musk silicon-valley    

The other salient fact was that most senior employees actually knew that something wasn’t quite right, but feared losing their jobs or getting sued if they did anything about it. Therefore, employee turnover was off the charts but no one was willing to risk their career by saying anything publicly. However, when Theranos started risking customers’ lives, the secret got out pretty fast. This is because most people are inherently ethical—especially when they know that their employer is doing something immoral, like releasing flawed lab results to sick patients. Eventually, some employees felt compelled to become whistle-blowers and started to reach out to journalists and regulators. This started a cascading event.
Jack Dorsey is the Gwyneth Paltrow of Silicon Valley    

written by Nellie Bowles. added 4 months ago by @icyflame ARCHIVES

jack-dorsey ceo attitude silicon-valley    

Still, Mr. Dorsey finds time for himself. For 10 days a year, he sits in silence at a meditation retreat. Before getting dressed each morning, he experiments with using his home infrared sauna and then an ice bath, sometimes cycling through both several times before he leaves home. He walks five miles to work. He eats one meal a day and has said that on the weekends when he fasts from Friday to Saturday, “time slows down.”
The Productivity Myth    

written by Dropbox. added 4 months ago by @icyflame ARCHIVES

productivity business work methodology    

One problem is precedent. Traditional industries like manufacturing have concrete ways to measure efficiency. If you can produce more goods over time with fewer resources, you’ve increased your productivity. It’s a mindset that dates back to at least the Industrial Revolution, and it’s a tempting blueprint for any modern-day business.
English Voice of ISIS Comes Out of the Shadow    

written by Rukmini Callimachi. added 4 months ago by @icyflame ARCHIVES

isis radicalization language    

A thin, diminutive man who occasionally broke into a grin during the hourslong conversation with The New York Times, Mr. Khalifa said he immigrated as a child from Saudi Arabia to Toronto, where he learned to speak much like a native Canadian. He said he had studied computer systems technology and worked for a contracting company before leaving for Syria — drawn to the battlefield by watching YouTube. Terrorism experts say it is hard to overstate the role his effortless English narration played in bringing the terrorist group’s propaganda to English speakers and luring some of them to its cause.
How Does Spotify Know You So Well?    

written by Sophia Ciocca. added 4 months ago by @icyflame ARCHIVES

spotify machine-learning automation    

Spotify doesn’t actually use a single revolutionary recommendation model. Instead, they mix together some of the best strategies used by other services to create their own uniquely powerful discovery engine.
In Defense of Our Sins    

written by Hanif Abdurraqib. added 4 months ago by @icyflame ARCHIVES

kendrick music trayvon martin    

What works for me about Good Kid is the idea, when it’s all over, that you might live through your sins. Or you might not live through your sins, but you can be proud of what you carry to the grave.
Limitations of the GET method in HTTP | Dropbox Developer Blog    

added 6 months ago by @kshitij10496 ARCHIVES

Software HTTP    

The problem is that, in HTTP, the property of modifying server state is coupled with the property of having a request body.
MIME Sniffing Standard    

added 6 months ago by @kshitij10496 ARCHIVES

MIME Standard    

In particular, note that the algorithms defined in this specification are intended to be easy to understand and are not intended to be performant.
5G: If you build it, we’ll fill it    

written by Benedict Evans. added 6 months ago by @icyflame ARCHIVES

internet 5G    

Over time, video turned out to be one part of that, but not as a telco service billed by the second. Equally, the killer app for 5G is probably, well, ‘faster 4G’. Over time, that will mean new Snapchats and New YouTubes - new ways to fill the pipe that wouldn’t work today, and new entrepreneurs. It probably isn’t a revolution - or rather, it means that the revolution that’s been going on since 1995 or so keeps going for another decade or more, until we get to 6G.
Misbehaving: being clever and wicked is a form of creativity    

written by Hansika Kapoor. added 6 months ago by @kshitij10496 ARCHIVES

Creativity Life    

Is there really a distinction between a negatively and a positively creative person – or are they just the same people compelled by different circumstances in life?
JBD on Errors    

written by JBD. added 6 months ago by @kshitij10496 ARCHIVES

Software Go    

Use always lower case messages. errors.New("cannot open; magic mime db is already open") is enough. Error messages are what end users see, so we shouldn't include any development-related suggestions.
Japan’s Working Mothers: Record Responsibilities, Little Help From Dads    

written by Motoko Rich. added 7 months ago by @icyflame ARCHIVES

japan family work-life-balance job overtime    

Last year, when Daiwa House, a homebuilder, conducted a survey of 300 working couples, most of the respondents said that women completed close to 90 percent of the chores at home, many of them unacknowledged by their husbands. The results went viral on social media under the hashtag “namonaki kaji,” which roughly translates as “invisible house chores.”
Nothing Can Stop Google. DuckDuckGo Is Trying Anyway.    

written by Drew Millard. added 7 months ago by @icyflame ARCHIVES

duckduckgo privacy programming    

This, in a nutshell, is DuckDuckGo’s proposition: “The big tech companies are taking advantage of you by selling your data. We won’t.” In effect, it’s an anti-sales sales pitch. DuckDuckGo is perhaps the most prominent in a number of small but rapidly growing firms attempting to make it big — or at least sustainable — by putting their customers’ privacy and security first. And unlike the previous generation of privacy products, such as Tor or SecureDrop, these services are easy to use and intuitive, and their user bases aren’t exclusively composed of political activists, security researchers, and paranoiacs.
Dear Go -- Thank You For Teaching Me PHP Was A Waste of My Time | Integration Junction    

written by Vern Keenan. added 7 months ago by @kshitij10496 ARCHIVES

Software Go AWS GCP    

Here is the curious fact that made me pay attention to Go — Amazon adopted Go as a language for their AWS Lambda serverless platform before Google could release a similar capability in GCP. That must have stung the GCP team!

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