Mojeek's Monthly Must Reads
06 July 2018
Author: Rani Molla (@ranimolla) – Speaker: Mary Meeker - Recode
Summary: This article consists of Mary Meeker's speech about 2018's Internet trends as well as her slides and some important takeways. From details on smartphone sales, the US tech industry's connection to immigration and the "privacy paradox", this is a must read!
Author: Will Potter - Interviewee: Christopher Soghoian (@csoghoian) – ideas.ted.com
Summary: A transcript of an interview back in 2016 featuring Christopher Soghoian, where he talks about the importance of privacy and security, and how we're all at risk of being violated by tools of surveillance.
Author: Tom Standage (@tomstandage) - The 1843 Magazine
Summary: Not quite the same cyber-attacks of today, but this article draws comparison to an event which took place in 19th century France, claiming their techniques/inspiration go back further than you might think.
Author: Jason Schreier (@Jasonschreier) - Kotaku
Summary: Rumours have been circulated suggesting that Google could be developing a form of streaming platform to enter the gaming industry.
Author: Microsoft News Center
Summary: The world's leading software development platform GitHub, with a user base of 28 million innovative developers has been bought my Microsoft for $7.5 billion
Author: Olivia Solon (@oliviasolon) - The Guardian
Summary: A worrying patent has been filed by Facebook, which would allow a system to automatically activate microphones on peoples phones whilst watching television, in order to identify what the individual was watching.
Author: Charles Humble (@charleshumble) - Infoq
Summary: After issues of scale and finding engineers who knew and wanted to work with Perl, BuzzFeed have recently moved from a monolithic Perl application to a set of approximately 500 microservices written in a mixture of Python and Go.
Author: Vera Franz (@vfranz73) – Open Society Foundations
Summary: Although GDPR was a vital step in weakening the abuse of power big data companies undertake in, unfortunately it was not enough. Especially not without complimentary ePrivacy regulations currently looking to be implemented.
Author: Selina Wang (@Selina_y_wang) - Bloomberg
Summary: In response to foreign meddling of the US election, you will now be able to look at all advertisement information of ads ran by a twitter account in the past seven days.
Author: Matthew Panzarino (@panzer) – Tech Crunch
Summary: After four years in the making, Apple will be releasing a more detailed version of Apple maps, using it's own data for the first time.
Author: David Robson (@d_a_robson) - BBC
Summary: Coined as the 'quiet eye', psychologists have identified some common mental processes that elite athletes use to enhance visual perception and focus, giving them the upper hand over their competitor.
Summary: Ind.ie founders Aral Balkan and Laura Kalbag are interviewed, offering enlightening and thought provoking answers surrounding issues of surveillance capitalism and human rights in the digital age.
Summary: This article offers insight into the two What'sApp founders, Brian Acton and Jan Koum walking away from Facebook, following a long dispute on how to produce more revenue with ads and data with the messaging app.
Author: Michaeleen Doucleff (@FoodieScience) – NPR
Summary: After the claim that kids are loosing their ability to pay attention, this article focuses on potential causes, experiments and perhaps the important factor of motivation.
Author: Ashley Carman (@ashleyrcarman) – The Verge
Summary: Lawyers from the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Center for Democracy and Technology share some useful tips on how to wrapping your heads around the complicated nature of privacy policies.
Authors: David Sánchez, Laura Martínez-Sanahuja and Montserrat Batet – Elsevier, Information Systems Volume 73, March 2018, Pages 50-60
Summary: A detailed survey of web search engines, evaluating hit counts from a research perspective featuring multiple search engines, including Mojeek.
Summary: In response to @NewYorker Louis Menard's article 'Why Do We Care So Much About Privacy?', in depth debates take place where people explain what privacy means to them personally and how exploiting it has the power to drastically shape our culture and history.
Speaker: Jake Kastrenakes (@Jake_K) – The Verge
Summary: An informative video helping you get a little more of your anonymity back and improve your privacy when on the web.
Summary: "Don't shout at your JBODs!" This classic video shows Brendan Gregg from the Sun's Fishworks team making an interesting discovery about inducing disk latency.
Summary: In response to the @BBC's "'Disastrous' copyright bill vote approved" article about MEPs vote to change European copyright law, users on Hacker News discuss the negative effect this will have on the future of internet.
06 July 2018