Everything Is Broken
Once upon a time, a friend of mine accidentally took over thousands of computers. He had found a vulnerability in a piece of software and started playing with it. In the…
4chan tells us very little about Ben Garrison, but it tells us a lot about the net.
This is how it goes with the “Id of the internet.” I don’t say this in any way to dismiss Ben Garrison’s terrible experience, the slander he lives with. Rather I say it to point out that many more people are likely to be in for a taste of Garrison’s experience.
Ahem. Beverly Hills Cop is a a Tao-worthy masterpiece about balance.
It’s totally the point of the whole movie that Foley’s life is falling apart, and the BHP department can’t get a life, because each of them live without balance at the ends of a spectrum of order and disorder. They’re all the heroes, and they’re all failing at the beginning of the movie. Foley’s carelessness will never get the…
It’s the most common tracker around, and it’s pretty innocuous on the face of it, allowing a site to see the basics about who visits, etc. on Google.
What the goog does with that data? But because of it, Google really does know what just about everyone visits. Who knows? I don’t let it set a cookie or execute.
Oh yes, this is absolutely true, what I was trying to allude to with “a thousand little databases.” Not all of them are unified, but it’s coming.
I will talk about this more, but I wanted to ease into it, and not try to cover it all in one piece. But yes, our traces are everywhere. Much of it isn’t even sinister — the other side of surveillance is that keeping an eye on each other is the first was…