June 2, 2020

Reposted Opinion | How Your Phone Betrays Democracy (nytimes.com)

You protest, they watch.

Within minutes, with no special training and a little bit of Google searching, Times Opinion was able to single out and identify individuals at public demonstrations large and small from coast to coast.

June 1, 2020
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May 28, 2020

Replied to The Day AppGet Died. (Keivan Beigi)

The story of how Microsoft embraced and then killed AppGet.

I never really understood why developers dedicated so much time and energy to a proprietary platform. I still don’t understand why one would want to contribute their free time to monopolists. This story confirms my gut feeling. Sad.

May 27, 2020

Public Disclosure of COVID-19 Cases Is More Effective than Lockdowns

Replied to Public Disclosure of COVID-19 Cases Is More Effective than Lockdowns

South Korea is a standout in the current battle against COVID-19, largely due to its widespread testing and contact tracing; however, key to its innovation is publicly disclosing detailed information on the individuals who test positive for COVID-19.

South Korea is a standout in the current battle against COVID-19, largely due to its widespread testing and contact tracing; however, key to its innovation is publicly disclosing detailed information on the individuals who test positive for COVID-19. in other words… screw privacy. Source: Public Disclosure of COVID-19 Cases Is More Effective than Lockdowns

May 25, 2020

MiniConf: A Virtual Conference in a Box –

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MiniConf is a virtual conference in a box. It manages the papers, schedules, and speakers for an academic conference run virtually. It can be easily integrated with interactive tools such as video, chat, and QA.

May 24, 2020

Bookmarked Cognitive Ability and Vulnerability to Fake News (Pocket)

Researchers identify a major risk factor for pernicious effects of misinformation.

This is why reporting on the ridiculous behavior of populist politicians is wrong. Their reiterated attacks to common sense, repeated nonsense create long lasting effects in the memory of all people.