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Aug 21

Anonymous Distances Itself From Member Who Doxed The Wrong Cop - On The Media -

While I think Anonymous is rightly criticized for this op, the piece here says that there is a weakness in a decentralized structure because “with no power structure, people will act autonomously.” This seems a little ironic given the events unfolding in Ferguson.

Aug 20

Police Officers Involved In Fatal Shooting Just Miles From Ferguson (UPDATED) | ThinkProgress -

Police Officers Involved In Fatal Shooting Just Miles From Ferguson (UPDATED) The world is a different place with cell phone cameras everywhere. The incident took place just days after police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed 18-year-old Micha…

Aug 19

People Keep Getting Into Strangers' Cars Because They Think It's An Uber

Isis militants claim to have killed US journalist James Foley | World | The Guardian -

"YouTube took down the gruesome video, but not before it sparked a debate on social media about the ethics of sharing it, adding a metatextual debate to a depiction of a man’s violent death."

Uber's New Delivery Service Only Caters To D.C’s White Neighborhoods | ThinkProgress -

"Technology companies in particular, born in the lily-white incubators of Silicon Valley and Alley, are increasingly coming under fire for their questionable relationships to minority communities. Most recently, the makers of smartphone app Sketch Factor, which advises users which neighborhoods are “sketchy,” faced harsh criticism for stoking racial profiling by flagging predominantly minority neighborhoods."

Aug 15

What Happens to #Ferguson Affects Ferguson: — The Message — Medium -

The punchline is Algorithms have consequences, but it is worth reading exactly what those are.

Aug 14

– Anonymous To ID Michael Brown’s Killer – Already Has Paralyzed Ferguson -

Not sure how I feel about this - vigilantism is not a good thing. But when the police are acting unlawfully, it is hard to refute the tactic. Still a very unfortunate set of events all around.

Aug 13

As Data Overflows Online, Researchers Grapple With Ethics - NYTimes.com

We Have a Rape Gif Problem and Gawker Media Won't Do Anything About It

Aug 10

Company Seeks Chicago Writers To Professionally Woo Women On Tinder, OKCupid: Chicagoist