Thursday, November 18, 2021

Social media: time to turn around the weapons

“Here lies the paradox of solitude. Look long and hard enough at yourself in isolation and suddenly you will see the rest of humanity staring back.”

For all the benefits wrought by the information revolution, social media has become a tool of dictators. Its profit-driven, surveillance-based business model favours those with deep pockets and deadly motives. In the first of two articles, cybersecurity expert and human rights activist Manal al-Sharifsuggests way to invent the digital world for the better.

Social media: time to turn around the weapons

it confirms my warning 2 weeks ago that even foreign firms like

are required to comply with the new law even if they are not operating in China, and further expands the list of covered activities under Art. 3 of PIPL by adding

China's new Personal Data Protection Law comes into effect today. Here's a friendly reminder to all tech companies such as

@Meta@Twitter:You are all required to comply with the new law even if you are not operating in China, as Art. 3 of the law states thatHenry Gao

Is Eastern Europe On The Edge of War? “Russia has been massing thousands of troops near the border of Ukraine yet flatly states it’s not invading. Belarus has ‘weaponized’ illegal immigrants on the borders of Poland, Lithuania, and Latvia as they attempt to forcibly enter the countries. NATO is worried. Even Blinken mentioned the situation is ‘concerning’ and warned Russia from making a grave mistake. Eastern Europe is in trouble.”

Early Civilizations Had It All Figured Out The New Yorker. Review of Graeber and Wengrow’s The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity

Landlords Didn’t Expect Tenant Would Move Her Garden With Her, Have Potential Buyers Walk OutBored Panda

  1. Antoine Arnauld, by Elmar Kremer.

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  1. Anxiety: A Philosophical History, by Bettina Bergo is reviewed by David R. Cerbone.
  2. Time Travel: Probability and Impossibility, by Nikk Effingham is reviewed by Kristie Miller.     

1000-Word Philosophy      ∅       

Project Vox      ∅  

Recent Philosophy Book Reviews in Non-Academic Media     

  1. The Women Are Up to Something: How Elizabeth Anscombe, Philippa Foot, Mary Midgley, and Iris Murdoch Revolutionized Ethics
     by Benjamin Lipscomb, reviewed at The Economistand by Peter Salmon at Prospect Magazine.
  2. Correspondence, 1939–1969: Theodor W. Adorno and Gershom Scholem, edited by Asaf Angermann, translated by Sebastian Truskolaski and Paula Schwebel, reviewed by Benjamin Balant at Jewish Review of Books.

Compiled by Michael Glawson

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