Cinco de Mayo on a Monday? What fresh hell is this? Just another week of links worth reading, if you care about the most muscular narrative in our beer-goggled world. Facebook (and Wired) dominated thanks to news from it F8 developer conference, but policy and politics were not far behind. To those links…
Beyond net neutrality: The new battle for the future of the internet – Vox
We are a long, long way past the cute Internet of the past, where each packet was as likely as the next to get to you on time. Which is sad, given we have the technology to keep it that way.
The Year of the Facebook – WIRED
Satire? Futurism? Fun. Required given the cozy stuff found in other portions of the magazine.
Apple, Facebook, others defy authorities, increasingly notify users of secret data demands after Snowden revelations – The Washington Post
Apple and Facebook really got this story right. Er, I meant to say, this story clearly got Apple and Facebook right. Wait, no, I meant to say, I don’t trust this story, but find it fascinating.
Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s Future, From Virtual Reality to Anonymity – WIRED
Levy has Facebook’s trust, to be sure. Mark sat with him to talk as F8 opened. Worthy read.
Facebook just made its boldest moves yet to become the Google of mobile apps – Quartz
Not. Going. To happen. But then again, I’ve been wrong before.
The Universe Is Programmable. We Need an API for Everything – WIRED
Man, Wired’s got some interesting stuff this past week.
Cyberlibertarians’ Digital Deletion of the Left – Jacobin
Shit, this piece is a slog. But if I understand it – and I’m not sure I do – it’s got a point – the left is letting cyberlibertarian claptrap define its agenda.
Carlota Perez: Self-Centered Tech Industry Needs to Wake Up – The Information
Now this I understood. Ivory Tower pronouncements abound. And they feel so good lashing our collective backs, don’t they?
Rupert Murdoch Tweet Questions Google’s Ethics, Twitter Dies From Irony
Google’s unethical, tweets the man whose minions hacked phones across Britain….
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