Texas will require parental consent for kids to use social media | Ars Technica

It seems very likely to me that  requirements like this are going to expand and become common everywhere. When I was an Italian member of the parliament I made a proposal to protect anonimity while ensuring laws enforceability. It is basically a double blind mechanism so that only courts can obtain all the information and resolve anonimity. You can find below my (brief) keynote with the proposal at the Euroconsumer’s event was held online on Feb 3rd, 2022 Source: Ars Technica The broad law comes with heavy burdens for online platforms. It requires basically any digital services provider that collects…

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Aboard Britain’s first commercial self-driving bus. (AKA on value transferred  from labor to software licenses and tax avoidance impacts)

This report from The Economist tells of a first self driving public transport bus in uk (though always with an operator who has to correct the computer) IMHO these figures reported by the Economist make little sense, if none at all from a public good perspective. In the UK there are 31 thousand buses with an average life of 9.4 years (source: UK government statistics data) between now and 2035 there will therefore be a total replacement of the fleet. it turns out that a self driving bus would cost 1.35 million pounds while the cost of a traditional bus…

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Twitter e l’acquiescenza

“Chiamiamoli per quello che sono, dei dittatori”M. Draghi, 8 aprile 2021. In vista di una elezione importantissima, l’elezione che l’Economist ha definito “The most important election in 2023”, cosa fa Elmo ? Su richiesta di Erdogan, censura l’opposizione. “Elon Musk gives in to government pressure, censors tweets before Turkey election” Così come possiamo dimostrare coerenza anche solo facendo la spesa, penso che ciascuno dovrebbe porsi seriamente la domanda se continuare ad apportare il proprio valore ad un compare di dittatori. Io non scrivo piu’ un bit su twitter.

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The European Identity wallet between security concerns, democratic oversight, and their likely future control by Apple and Google.

The eIDAS 2 European regulation that specifies trust services provisions is currently at the final stage, the trilogue. The European Commission, the council (representatives of the member states’ governments) and the European Parliament have all approved a version and now there’s a discussion to reach to a commonly agreed text. One of the issues that are being debated is whether the digital wallet that will hold the Digital Identity certificate and the Digital Signature certificate should or should not be Open Source. Some member states are pushing security by obscurity. (keep the source code secret), This approach is not only…

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L’appetito

Completa le frasi rosso di sera…. tanto va la gatta… moglie e… chi non … l’appetito… fa riflettere come un minimo di input basti per completare frasi di senso compiuto, se sai i testi. (e qualche volta tiri un dado per scegliere come proseguire). per farlo con i proverbi bastiamo noi. per farlo su (quasi) tutto lo scibile umano ci vuole un computer (cui darlo in pasto) e tanto calcolo statistico. sono tanti muscoli, non intelligenza. 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Appunti dopo 5 mesi che prediligo Mastodon a Twitter

This is in Italian, for my Italian followers Prevengo le solite domande: Si. ci sono delle persone su twitter che mi mancano su mastodon. Si, su mastodon c’è meno gente (1)Si, su mastodon ho meno follower (6.5k) che su twitter (26.5k)No, non cambio idea. Confermo che mastodon ha delle relazioni meno tossiche/urticanti di quelle che mi capitava di sperimentare su twitter.(Come spiegavo qui, meno dopamina, più tranquillità) Usavo twitter come fonte di informazione. .. E con Mastodon ? lo stesso, e sono comunque informato. Ho 1/4 dei follower e il doppio delle interazioni. Mancano troll e insulti, di cui però…

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The myth of technological inevitability

“The myth of technological and political and social inevitability is a powerful tranquilizer of the conscience.Its service is to remove responsibility from the shoulders of everyone who truly believes in it. But, in fact, there are actors!”…”As we ourselves have also observed, the reification of complex systems that have no authors, about which we know only that they were somehow given us by science and that they speak with its authority, permits no questions of truth or justice to be asked.I cannot tell why the spokesmen I have cited want the developments they forecast to become true.Some of them have…

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on ChatGPT and the decision by the Italian Data Protection Authority. They’ve just opened the Pandora box…

This affair on chatGPT4 and the Italian Data Protection Authority (DPA) makes me think back to the Google-Vividown case in which Google executives were sanctioned because-if I remember correctly-the recommender system had classified a video featuring a bullied down boy as “funny.” It was then said that the measure was without merit, that an intermediary was always exempt from liability, and that a “platform” was merely an intermediary. Then, too, there was tearing up about the alleged incompetence of the Italian DPA and the country’s technological reluctance (there is some, of course, but not so differently than in many other…

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Zinzino, Zinzone

Lo zinzino e lo zinzone. The tiny bit and the bunch of stuff My former chairman and good friend Roberto Galimberti used to tell about the Zinzino and the Zinzone. Zinzino is the tiny bit, the easy one, what customers buy, what people want, the core of it Zinzone is the rest of the stuff, the difficult part, the context why customers buy, what moves the people, he rest of it… You find the ZInzino and Zinzone situations everywhere. Many tasks we take on follow the 90+90 law: making 90% of the task requires 90% of the time; making the…

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