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“Our minds can be hijacked” Part 3: to regulate or not to regulate?

This article follows Parts 1 and 2 of a four part commentary on The Guardian’s article “Our minds can be hijacked”.

The widespread negative social ramifications of smart phones and social media gives way to the question: to regulate or not to regulate? Should we trust people with weaponized legislation to be moral arbiters?

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“Our minds can be hijacked” Part 2: psychology meets technology

This article follows Part 1 of a four part commentary on The Guardian’s article “Our minds can be hijacked”.

A common joke on the Internet goes something like this:

1980: “I bet there will be flying cars in the future!”

2017: Twitter increases 140 character limit on messages to 280 [or other mundane social media “in

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“Our minds can be hijacked”: the concept of anti-social media hits mainstream news

I have long ranted about the negative social ramifications of Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and other forms of social media.

This opinion is slowly making its way into the mainstream. The Guardian released an article this month “Our minds can be hijacked”: the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia.

Aside from the political bias that is d… Read more

Project Veritas confirms the manipulation of YouTube’s trending algorithms

One James confirms the suspicion of another James.

James O’Keefe III and his team at Project Veritas has verified what many other rational thinkers, including James Damore, have long theorized about big tech companies. Companies such as Alphabet (YouTube, Google) and Facebook have had their internal offices infiltrated with postmodernist zeal… Read more

Max Keiser goes insane at Nexus Conference Part 2: closing statement is an own-goal against BitCoin

Yesterday, I refuted Max Keiser’s most unemotional, well-thought out argument during the Keiser vs. Schiff debate at the 2017 Nexus Conference.

Today, I’m posting a correction.

Keiser’s most unemotional, well-thought out argument actually happens in his closing statement, where he made a strong case against BitCoin:

You did

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Max Keiser goes insane at Nexus Conference! Why his strongest argument for BitCoin is weak

BitCoin cheerleader Max Keiser recently “debated” gold bug Peter Schiff at the Nexus Conference.  It wasn’t a debate.  It was a comedy show.

Just to clarify right away, I am not making a case for gold over cryptocurrencies. My position is that both are overinflated by the debt bubble (see There’s no use arguing BitCoin vs. gold)… Read more

The Yahoo! and Equifax hacks teach the Internet a valuable lesson, but the students aren’t listening

Yahoo! recently revealed that all of its 3 billion accounts were compromised, up from its initial estimate of 1 billion.

“Whether it’s 1 billion or 3 billion is largely immaterial. Assume it affects you,” Curry said. “Privacy is really the victim here.”

Yahoo first disclosed the breach in December . The stolen informat

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Ontario’s ban on StubHub scalper bots will backfire on the consumer

Another day, another overreaching bill being passed in Ontario, Canada.

This time it’s a “consumer protection bill” proposed by the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services:

TORONTO — Ontario is set to introduce ticket sale legislation today that would ban so-called scalper bots and impose new rules on reselling ticke

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Two-factor authentication fails to address the bigger problems

Lately there has a been a surge in services providing two-factor authentication (2FA).  Google, Apple, many financial institutions and e-mail vendors have started to offer two-factor authentication to its users.

Multi-factor authentication assumes that a password is not enough to log in to an account. A device that needs to be physically held by the … Read more

The truth about SEO and ASO — Part 2: is SEO a BS industry?

Let’s analyze Quora’s most upvoted answer on the question: “To what extent is SEO a bullshit industry?

NON-Bullshit practice of “SEO” is about;

  • adding value to the web
  • creating unique and engaging content
  • improving traffic and conversions (not just rankings)
  • understanding web-site technology (html/css, pro
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