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Tue, 06 Dec 2016

Psychographic profile

In my former posts I talked about how the relation network and “likes” can be used to identify the psychological profile of a human being. It looks like this is now used in reversed order: As a search machine to identify persons with a specific profile. And it’s used to target a single person. For example in the Brexit and US president election 2016. See The Guardian or German Tagesanzeiger for how this is exploited by SCL.

posted at: 17:39 | path: /net | permanent link to this entry

Fri, 10 Jun 2016

Dezentralize the web

For years I’ve warn about how the World Wide Web is zentralized. While the internet provides a dezentralized infrastructure and protocols for the WWW are intended for dezentralized services too, the most used services are like hubs: The biggest search engine, the biggest social network and the messenger with the most users. While there are alternatives by a technical view all those services are basically a monopoly.

Now the inventor of the WWW himself, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, questioning this development as the internet has become world’s largest surveillance network

posted at: 17:04 | path: /net | permanent link to this entry

Mon, 09 May 2016

Panama Papers Manifesto

The origin source of the Panama papers published John Doe’s Manifesto a good read. He clearly describe what’s wrong.

If there is a opportunity to save taxes, you easily pay a share of the saved amount to someone helping you to save it. Even if only a few percent is payed, the tax evasion industrie is still able to employ tens of thousands of lawyers that will find every small loophole. We can say for sure that lawyers like Mossack Fonseca are at least partly paid by tax money.

posted at: 08:34 | path: /politics | permanent link to this entry

Fri, 22 Jan 2016

Global Warming

A visual illustration helps to understand the warming trend.

This visualization illustrates Earth’s long-term warming trend, showing temperature changes from 1880 to 2015 as a rolling five-year average.

2015 was the warmest year since we measure it.

posted at: 09:29 | path: /politics | permanent link to this entry