By Unknown Lamer from Slashdot's echo-chamber department
Atticus Rex writes "The fact that our social networking services are so centralized is a big part of why they fall so easily to government surveillance. It only takes a handful of amoral Zuckerbergs to hand over hundreds of millions of people's data to PRISM. That's why this Slate article makes the case for a mass migration to decentralized, free software social networks, which are much more robust to spying and interference. On top of that, these systems respect your freedom as a software user (or developer), and they're less likely to pepper you with obnoxious advertisements."
On a related note, identi.ca
is ditching their Twitter clone platform for pump.io
which promises an experience closer to the Facebook news feed. Unfortunately, adoption seems slow since Facebook, Google, et al have an interest in preventing interoperability and it can be lonely on the distributed social network.Read Replies (0)
By samzenpus from Slashdot's read-all-about-it department
benrothke writes "It's said that truth is stranger than fiction, as fiction has to make sense. Had The Chinese Information War: Espionage, Cyberwar, Communications Control and Related Threats to United States Interests been written as a spy thriller, it would have been a fascinating novel of international intrigue. But the book is far from a novel. It's a dense, well-researched overview of China's cold-war like cyberwar tactics against the US to regain its past historical glory and world dominance."
Read below for the rest of Ben's review. The Chinese Information War: Espionage, Cyberwar, Communications Control and Related Threats to United States Interests
author Dennis Poindexter
reviewer Ben Rothke
summary Fascinating overview on the cyberwar with ChinaRead Replies (0)