Journalism and media

Change of computing terms?

ZDnet reports at https://www.zdnet.com/article/github-to-replace-master-with-alternative-term-to-avoid-slavery-references/ that a number of people and companies plan to drop terms like “master” and “slave” for alternatives like “main/default/primary” and “secondary;” but also terms like “blacklist” and “whitelist” for “allow list” and “deny/exclude list.” ZDNet found that projects like the OpenSSL encryption software library, automation software Ansible, Microsoft’s PowerShell scripting language,

Uusiteknologia 1/2020 magazine published

Uusiteknologia.fi is a Finnish language electronics and technology professionals magazine published on-line. In the newest issue have written articles on many high tech topics (text in Finnish with short introduction in English). Earlier issues have been published as an electronic magazine that looks like a regular printed magazine, but this newest issue is published in

How to Spot Pseudoscience on the Internet – Hackster Blog

https://blog.hackster.io/how-to-spot-pseudoscience-on-the-internet-e7d1f53796a2 There are many companies that make up some bogus pseudo scientific claims to sell products. This article gives an example about a company selling expensive stickers as solution for people afraid of the irrational “dangers of electromagnetic radiation”. The article lists the hallmarks of pseudo-scientific products for you to become a more savvy consumer.

Copyright in the Digital Single Market Directive Disaster

In a stunning rejection of the will five million online petitioners, and over 100,000 protestors this weekend, the European Parliament has abandoned common-sense and the advice of academics, technologists, and UN human rights experts, and approved the Copyright in the Digital Single Market Directive in its entirety. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/03/eus-parliament-signs-disastrous-internet-law-what-happens-next https://thenextweb.com/eu/2019/03/26/european-parliament-votes-yes-on-controversial-copyright-reform/

Julia Reda – Breaking: The text of Article 13 and the EU Copyright Directive has just been finalised

https://juliareda.eu/2019/02/eu-copyright-final-text/ This EU law will fundamentally change the internet as we know it – if it is adopted in the upcoming final vote. But we can still prevent that! The history of this law is a shameful one. From the very beginning, the purpose of Articles 11 and 13 was never to solve clearly-defined issues