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Paranotek Offers Encryption as Privacy Solution

Some news is more interesting for how it’s presented than the actual content.  For example, when encryption developer Paranotek patented its latest protocol, the press release said it “may solve many of today’s online data and privacy issues.”  This suggests they felt that a positioning based on personal privacy would be more appealing than one based on corporate data security.  I hope they’re right although I doubt it.  I also hope Paranotek employees refer to themselves Paranoids.

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French Publishers Band Together to Compete with Facebook and Google

July 11, 2017

Who needs Game of Thrones when we can watch Google and Facebook battle with publishers to control the marketing world? Jumping right into Season 11, we find unrest in France, where media vassals have created the Gravity Alliance, which pools their data resources to offer a programmatic advertising alternative to the overlords. But there’s already dissent among the rebels: two other publisher consortia have emerged that let advertisers book digital campaigns across their combined properties but don’t provide a merged data pool.

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Meta Releases Lying, Offensive AI and Pretends to Be Surprised

November 23, 2022

Like trouble, bad behavior by Meta shows up whether you look for it or not.  The latest is an open-source language model that was supposed to provide reliable search results because it was trained on academic papers.  Alas, it was quickly withdrawn after reviewers found that it returned results that were grammatical and plausible but also incorrect, not to mention filled with “antisemitism, homophobia, and misogyny.”  How can this be a surprise?

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