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DarkSide: A platform for cyber crime

May 14, 2021

A good measure of a society is not just how it treats its most vulnerable, but also how it responds in a crisis. When there is little faith or trust in institutions, people are more prone to panic and focus on their perceived self-interest.

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Cyber crime as a post-national activity

May 10, 2021

Sometimes the most interesting aspects of society are where sectors and perspectives overlap. Moving beyond binary distinctions towards a more nuanced and inclusive understanding of how identity and organization are constructed.

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Should influencers be regulated as broadcasters

May 10, 2021

Here in Canada we’re in the middle of a rather silly and distracted discussion around the regulation of social media. Which is tragic, as it is an important and timely issue, but not one that is being dealt with as such by anyone currently involved.

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Conspiracy as a symptom of a post-literate society

May 5, 2021

What if we’re approaching pervasive conspiracy culture wrong. Rather than being a symptom of a failing news system, or an acknowledgement of the fallacies of journalism, conspiracy culture is instead a symptom of a post-literate society.

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The Privacy Conundrum

May 4, 2021

It’s clear that privacy is essential, but protecting our privacy can be legitimately confusing.
What if instead of fighting fire with fire we starting using water.
What if predictive privacy was the kind of water necessary to put out the fire that is contemporary surveillance based AI?

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Automated Entrepreneurship

April 28, 2021

As part of our ongoing work building the Automated Media Network, we’ve been researching GPT-3 based applications and services. In so doing, it has been an interesting exercise both in the biases embedded into GPT-3, as well as the biases reflected in how the companies are choosing to use this technology.

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Contributors

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Mark E. Jeftovic

Mark is the co-founder of easyDNS and the editor-in-chief of #AxisOfEasy. He is the author of Managing Mission Critical Domains & DNS (Packt UK, 2018) and Unassailable: Protect Yourself from Deplatform Attacks & Cancel Culture. 

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Jesse Hirsh

Futurist, researcher and public speaker, Jesse Hirsh has been active in technology and commenting on it across the media for 25 years. His premium newsletter service operates from Metaviews.ca.

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Charles Hugh Smith

Charles Hugh Smith is the author of numerous books and writes from OfTwoMinds.com.