AWS Tips I Wish I’d Known Before I Started
Some good advice and guidelines (although some are just silly).
Ever liked a film on Facebook? You’ve given the security services a key to your soul
The researchers started with 86,000 subjects who had filled out the 100-question personality profile – and this, of course, was done as another app on Facebook – and whose personality scores had been matched by algorithms with their Facebook likes. They then found 17,000 who were willing to have a friend or family member take the personality test on their behalf, trying to predict the answers they would give. The results, from most humans, were stunningly inaccurate. Friends, family and co-workers were all less able to predict how someone would fill out a personality test than the algorithms that had been primed with the subject’s Facebook likes. With only 10 likes to work on, the computer was more accurate than a work colleague would be. With 150 likes, it described the subject’s personality better than a parent or sibling could. And with 300 likes to work on, it was more accurate than a spouse.
(tags: likes facebook privacy prism surveillance profiling personality)
David Cameron in ‘cloud cuckoo land’ over encrypted messaging apps ban | Technology | The Guardian
One insider at a major US technology firm told the Guardian that “politicians are fond of asking why it is that tech companies don’t base themselves in the UK” … “I think if you’re saying that encryption is the problem, at a time when consumers and businesses see encryption as a very necessary part of trust online, that’s a very indicative point of view.”
(tags: business guardian david-cameron uk-politics crypto ripa messaging internet privacy)
Why DNS in OS X 10.10 is broken, and what you can do to fix it | Ars Technica
ffs Apple. (Via Tony Finch)
(tags: via:fanf dns osx mac mdnsresponder discoveryd bugs)