- It’s Complicated — Danah Boyd’s new book on teens use of the online world is available for PDF download (but buy a copy anyway!).
- Building a Solid World — O’Reilly research paper about the “software-enhanced networked physical world”. Gonna be mighty interesting in a world where our stuff knows more and is better connected than its owners.
- What Did Not Happen at Mt Gox — interesting analysis of some of the popular theories. Overall, Bitcoin has been an ongoing massive online course on economics and distributed systems for the libertarian masses. It’s ironic that Mt. Gox turned into a chapter on fractional reserve banking.
- Papers We Love (Github) — a collection of papers from the computer science community to read and discuss.
Is Privacy Becoming a Luxury Good? — Julia Angwin discusses how much she has spent trying to protect her privacy, and raises the question: do we want to live in a society where only the rich can buy their way out of ubiquitous surveillance?
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