The Flipside To Figuring Out What Content Do You Block: Cloudflare’s Project Galileo Focuses On Who It Should Protect

There has been so much discussion lately about the impossibility of doing content moderation well, but it’s notable that the vast majority of that discussion focuses on what content to ban or to block entirely. I do wish there was more talk about alternatives, some of which already exist (from things like demonetization to refusing…

Bacon-loving alcoholic zombie gurus

Most of the recent spammers on twitter seem to be multitalented and multitasking, their bios prove it. Among the skills they describe are things like: Zombie practitioner/guru/fanatic Alcohol/beer trailblazer (Professional) bacon expert/enthusiast TV Ninja/maven Webaholic General introvert/extravert Food junkie Coffee fanatic/aficionado/guru Extreme student Wannabe beer fanatic/guru (Avid) Twitter aficionado/guru/fanatic/advocate Troublemaker Hipster-friendly creator Travel evangelist The list…

Facebook’s GlobalCoin to debut with support for Mastercard, Visa, and other online payment systems

Facebook is finalizing plans to launch into the booming cryptocurrency verticals, with its GlobalCoin which is set to make debut next week, amidst ongoing consultations with several financial institutions for support on Project Libra, its blockchain-based payments network. Project Libra is reportedly backed by government currency, while Facebook will be employing actual financial firms to…

Dun & Bradstreet Moves Up The Value Chain With Intent To Acquire Lattice Engines

Yesterday, Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) announced its intent to acquire Lattice Engines. Both of us have covered these companies from a number of different perspectives, and we agree that the move makes sense for two primary reasons. First, adding advanced analytics and data management capabilities from Lattice accelerates D&B’s evolution into a comprehensive data platform…

Behind the Curve: EFF’s Long Strange Trip

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is a peculiar advocacy group. It was founded by Grateful Dead songwriter John Perry Barlow, former Transcendental Meditation organization levitation instructor and accounting entrepreneur Mitch Kapor, and various members of an electronic bulletin board known as The WELL that descended from a new age guru cult/hippie commune known as The…

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