Palantir has figured out how to make money by using algorithms to ascribe guilt to people, now they're looking for new customers

Palantir has discovered the best way to generate profits by utilizing algorithms to ascribe guilt to folks, now they're on the lookout for new clients

In 2009, JP Morgan Chase’s “special ops” man was an ex-Secret Service agent known as Peter Cavicchia III, and he retained Palantir to spy on everybody within the firm to seek out “insider threats”; even getting the financial institution to put money into Palantir. Cavicchia ran his personal little safety state inside Morgan […]

When your dental insurer sends you a "free" Internet of Shit toothbrush

When your dental insurer sends you a "free" Internet of Shit toothbrush

Wolf Richter’s dental insurer despatched his household a free “smart” toothbrush that information how typically and the way properly you sweep, utilizing a set of proprietary consumables to wash your tooth. Richter found that not solely did his toothbrush rat on him, his insurer was paying consideration: when he didn’t unbox and begin […]

Facebook is unfixable. We need a nonprofit, public-spirited replacement.

Facebook is unfixable. We want a nonprofit, public-spirited substitute.

The corruption and surveillance tradition of Facebook is baked in deep and may by no means be eliminated; in case you doubt it, simply peruse a sampling of their patent filings, that are like Black Mirror fanfic written by attorneys. Tim Wu (previously) factors out that websites on the size of Facebook — […]

The business-logic of Silicon Valley means that it can only make creepy, surveillant, pointless "smart" sex toys

The business-logic of Silicon Valley implies that it might solely make creepy, surveillant, pointless "smart" intercourse toys

People who purchase intercourse toys typically need “high-quality, ergonomically designed toys that are intuitive to use,” however Silicon Valley retains delivering “innovative” and commercially unsuccessful intercourse toys whose selling-points are their “flashy apps and connectivity.” This is not going to vary any time quickly. For a Silicon Valley firm to boost […]

ICE uses Facebook's backend to hunt immigrants, with help from Palantir

ICE makes use of Facebook's backend to hunt immigrants, with assist from Palantir

Public information requests have proven that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement — who’ve continued and intensified Obama’s program of mass deportations and separation of households beneath Trump — makes use of Facebook’s logs, merged with logs from mobile carriers and analyzed by software program from Palantir (Peter Thiel’s police-state arms-dealer) to trace immigrants. […]

Cyber-arms-dealer Grey Heron really, really doesn't want you to know about the connections between them and the disgraced Hacking Team

Cyber-arms-dealer Grey Heron actually, actually doesn't need you to know concerning the connections between them and the disgraced Hacking Team

When Grey Heron surfaced this month promoting anti-Signal and anti-Telegram surveillance instruments at a UK commerce present for cyber-arms-dealers, sharp-eyed journalists at Motherboard instantly observed that the corporate’s spokesman was final seen fronting for Hacking Team, a disgraced Italian cyber-arms-dealer that offered surveillance weapons to a few of the world’s cruelest dictators. […]

Services that deliver the same functions as Facebook, for after you #DeleteFacebook

Services that ship the identical features as Facebook, for after you #DeleteFacebook

After you #DeleteFacebook (here’s step-by-step instructions, as a result of they make it damned exhausting), you will be wanting to switch the providers it supplied like immediate messaging, occasion planning, and social information sharing. In Wired, Louise Matsakis offers her suggestions for options to Facebook: Nuzzel for social information; Signal for messaging; Paperless […]