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  1. Nov 2017
    1. Our tool also allowed users to react to the categories they were placed in as being “wrong,” “creepy” or “spot on.”

      If there are many different types of tools to see what data is collected on people then how come people are so unaware of it? Or are people more aware that their data IS collected but they choose just to accept everything online is recorded and they have no choice?

    2. In the end, she could not remove her data from the majority of providers.

      Its because they make it so hard to delete the data / stop having it from being sold to the dealers. Because it is so hard Julia had no choice but to just accept defeat in this scenario.

    3. Users can still not see what specific information about their lives is being used

      Everyone has a right to know what app is tracking about them. I feel like it is not right for people to not know the personal information that is collected about them. Especially if it is used in a negative almost psychopath kind of way.

    1. "People with low ratings will have slower internet speeds; restricted access to restaurants and the removal of the right to travel"

      This is terrifying.

    2. If their score reaches 600, they can take out a Just Spend loan of up to 5,000 yuan (around £565) to use to shop online, as long as it's on an Alibaba site. Reach 650 points, they may rent a car without leaving a deposit. They are also entitled to faster check-in at hotels and use of the VIP check-in at Beijing Capital International Airport. Those with more than 666 points can get a cash loan of up to 50,000 yuan (£5,700), obviously from Ant Financial Services. Get above 700 and they can apply for Singapore travel without supporting documents such as an employee letter. And at 750, they get fast-tracked application to a coveted pan-European Schengen visa. "I think the best way to understand the system is as a sort of bastard love child of a loyalty scheme," says Creemers.Higher scores have already become a status symbol

      So now governments are taking human lifes into a real life videogame. Where all that matters is what points you get......

    3. Friends matter, too. The fifth category is interpersonal relationships. What does their choice of online friends and their interactions say about the person being assessed? Sharing what Sesame Credit refers to as "positive energy" online, nice messages about the government or how well the country's economy is doing, will make your score go up.

      Its almost as if the government just cares more about itself as a whole, and these ratings are scare factors that are used to help promote a more global self advertisement for China's government.

    4. For now, technically, participating in China's Citizen Scores is voluntary. But by 2020 it will be mandatory. The behaviour of every single citizen and legal person (which includes every company or other entity)in China will be rated and ranked, whether they like it or not.

      Like... this causes a problem. Because I can just imagine that guys looking for girlfriends would rate the person by 'his or her' number and if it isn't good enough they will simply be thrown out of the equation.

    5. That would create your Citizen Score and it would tell everyone whether or not you were trustworthy. Plus, your rating would be publicly ranked against that of the entire population and used to determine your eligibility for a mortgage or a job,

      This is like saying, hey human your just a number in life and all that matters is not who you are as a person but what YOUR statistics are! I feel like this article is putting labels on people then using those labels to sort people like how eggs are grouped into cartons then sold. Because in the end, humans are not just numbers and labels but much more complicated beings full of emotion - ego and personality.

    6. what you buy at the shops and online; where you are at any given time; who your friends are and how you interact with them; how many hours you spend watching content or playing video games; and what bills and taxes you pay (or not).

      This is SO disturbing.... like .... not only do I use most of the sites / apps that the researchers are talking about here, but almost all the other friends I know use these resources as well. I always thought that 'wow that we don't have to pay for these resources at all - is amazing I never thought that me and my friends 'personalities as a whole' would be sold datawise. just to be able to get websites and entertainment .

  2. Oct 2017
    1. I call bullshit on the stigma and the culture and values behind it that rewards making

      This article is frustrating why they are trying to influence to not make things..... when honestly I believe makers are what made this world what it is meant to be.

    2. I am not a maker. In a framing and value system is about creating artifacts, specifically ones you can sell, I am a less valuable human

      Looks like this authors point of view is that they really don't like makers. I feel like they are taking a negative approach to inventors, creators and artists.

    3. Making things is incredibly important

      In my mind making things help make the mind more creative. A person has to think outside the box in order to be artistic or a 'maker'. It is also a practice type of thing -- the more someone does making the better they can get to be able to make more of the same thing but in less time.

    4. metallurgist

      Doesn't metallurgist stand for someone who, in particular works with different kinds of metals and welds them into different objects? In my mind I love metallurgists because I really have an interest in steam punk. Where they make things out of metal train parts.

  3. Sep 2017
    1. This post is a bit stream of consciousness, and so I want to pose a question here. Which experience do you think is more educational:

      In school there should be two different methods used at once to help teach students. Educators should toss old data away and let students guide their education in their own way so they can explore themselves deeper.

    2. the most valuable lessons we can give to students is not “how to build their identity on the web,” but how to selectively obscure it.

      In my opinion, I like this statement; because people are starting to notice and get out of the routine that the outcome is not the main value. But people are wanting to know how to do things and not just doing things because they are told to do so.

    3. subverts

      ? What is subverts definition - does it mean to advert or avoid the original purpose for using technology? But instead use it in different ways to fit everyone's interests.

    1. DTLT

      What is a DTLT? What is it meant to do / what does it stands for?

    2. A Domain of One’s Own is a project at the University of Mary Washington (UMW) that provides users with a domain name (URL) and allows them to tie that URL to University-provided Web hosting. The system is maintained by the University of Mary Washington’s Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies (DTLT). The first step for anyone using Domain of One’s Own is to strategically choose a domain. Domains are meant to be more permanent, a piece of the web that’s carved out for a person or long-term project. DTLT is happy to work with faculty and staff from the ground up in thinking through the decision-making process that goes into naming your piece of the web. The DKC is available to work with students. Every member of the UMW community can get a single domain. Here are the policies for how we support those Domains, including when and how we offer additional Domains. All Users Users of the system are expected to abide by all federal and state law (including copyright and intellectual property law) as well as by UMW’s Network and Computer Use Policy, UMW’s honor code, and UMW’s statement of community values. UMW may remove any content that is found to be in violation of any of these laws, policies, or standards. Domains may not be used for nonprofit or for-profit businesses or organizations and may not act as gateways for financial transactions. In addition, domains may not be used for events that are non-recurring or do not involve the UMW community. UMW may terminate this project at any time. Users will be given the opportunity to take personal ownership of their domains and export all of their content if the project should end.

      I can already tell this terms of service is meant for the students. And also made so its easy to read instead of being complex!!

    3. Users of the system are expected to abide by all federal and state law (including copyright and intellectual property law) as well as by UMW’s Network and Computer Use Policy, UMW’s honor code, and UMW’s statement of community values.

      A website domain hosted by the school must be followed by all the regulations including the honor code, not just the basics we all follow for each website.

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      Okay, your probably wondering why I highlighted this WHOLE chunk of article but I think I have a good reason. I highlighted all of this because it is what I feel like a lot of people do. People will most of the times JUMP whole sections in the terms of use barely anyone reads them now adays. People skip them all together or read the first lines in most cases since people would rather get to their new game / account / then to ' waste ' their time reading a whole terms of use.

    2. Ownership.

      Why is ownership ' free floating ' ? Nothing underneath talking about it? Is it suggesting that the all knowing OWNERSHIP must be followed at all times? Like you must be worthy of owing an account and use it wisely OR ELSE!


      In my opinion, even with people getting forced to agree with the terms. People must understand that the things they agreed to can change any point of time.

    1. Ron Kretsch more directly questioned Shulman’s Wizard of Oz by placing it side-by-side with a much earlier version by Campbell

      In my opinion as generations go by, it is more likely for a author to copy another authors ideas which they put it as their own work. Despite this being a form of copyright, some authors give others permission to use their own ideas.

    2. if Shulman and I used a supposedly different process to create the same image, then by definition his work had to be substantially different from mine

      If he used the same image and information as another person, it would be a violation of copyright where they would be copying their ideas and making it public as their own.

    3. I received 575 words about copyright in 10 contradictory bullet points. I started to see more press and more publicity. Photographs from the gallery’s opening,

      Different resources which have artwork / information published from other platforms have their own copyright rules and regulations that must be followed by other people who plan on presenting their own or investigating others works there.

    1. Simply put: I hate when my phone rings. And I’m not alone. Digital sociality practices and networked publics moved increasingly towards asynchronous mediated communications, rather than the interruptive, immediate demands of telephones. Last night, as I tried to record the video for this post, my stepmother called. Twice. I rest my case? ;)

      All of this is symbolic to how we are so attached to our technology. We are in the habit to have a need with our technological devices for communication and research .

    2. Part of making those contributions a conversation is connecting:

      This is super interesting!! wow!!! This whole article is about how no matter what we do, everything on the internet is public- open, anyone can see the data we each post even if we delete it. It can never be erased!!! Think about that for a second, all the online stuff that has been done over the years is tracked.