When you don't follow through with your huge announced plans (hello, Google Fiber) and axe a bunch of existing products seemingly at random, this is the kind of reluctance and "wait until it shows success" attitude people will have toward your hyped new products.
Regarding Renee DiResta, it should be noted that she is also the Director of Research of New Knowledge, a cybersecurity company that may not only have a financial interest in the question, but which also conducted an "experiment" in which they created fake Russian trollbots to follow a Republican senate candidate and then smeared him for those faked associations. Oddly, they declared that their "experiment" had no effect on the outcome of that race.
Is there a link to order it or look at it?
Who are the contributors to the anthology?
From thehill article:
The cost of encryption is “ultimately measured in a mounting number of victims — men, women and children who are the victims of crimes, crimes that could have been prevented if law enforcement had been given lawful access to encrypted evidence," Barr said during a speech at a cybersecurity conference.
How exactly would the lack of encryption have helped Barr prevent this shooting? This is pure fearmongering.
This needs more recognition. Schools should not be forcing the publishers' corrupt model onto the students.
Swisher is a tech bubble herself. She seems to believe she asks all the hard questions, has such deep insights, and breaks deep news (see for example all the self-cites to her interview with Zuckerberg at SXSW a few years ago, which she constantly references in new pieces, and which she seems to believe was profound, powerful work).
But the reality is that her work is mostly the hot air of a hype bubble -- superficial, sometimes to the point of being silly. The piece cited in Mike's article above is one. Another is a fairly recent piece (also in the NYT) about the potential societal benefits of tech companies creating "chief ethical officer" positions, which she took at face value and treated earnestly, seemingly oblivious to the notion that these might just be pure PR moves and that no actual power would be accorded to such figureheads whatsoever.
Well, one of our legislature's recent priorities has been to try to block city/county govts from banning plastic bags, so let's not get hasty with the accolades yet. The year is young and still so many opportunities to propose backward or stupid legislation.
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