The Trump administration’s immigration ban has prompted a fast response from two of the bigger names in the world of video games: Vlambeer and Playdots.
We all might agree that the web has become an open space for everyone to express his opinions, thoughts and experience without any borders or constraints. While this is incredibly powerful, it leads to some problems; one of them is an Information Overload where we have got an enormous amount of content out there but limited time and resources to process and make sense of it all.
President Donald Trump’s “Muslim ban” is causing fear and chaos among immigrants everywhere — even at Google.
Amnesty International has published a damning report on the organized networks of Mexican Twitter trolls and botmasters for hire who orchestrate massive harassment campaigns against investigative journalists, including death threats and misinformation/slander; they also hawk products and fake out Twitter’s trending topic algorithm, operating with relative impunity — thanks, in part, to Twitter’s underinvestment in Spanish-speaking anti-harassment staff.
January 25, 2017,President Donald Trump signs documents at the Department of Homeland Security in Washington. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Press Association. All rights reserved.Companies and governments are rushing to connect the next billions. And there is no shortage of tech solutions being proposed to improve the lives of the poor across the Global South using the web. From biometric readers to determine the age of refugees, to electronic cards to track and improve the habits of those receiving conditional cash transfers, there is a tendency to experiment with new technologies on marginalised or vulnerable communities, supposedly for their own good.
But what kind of web are the newly connected finding when they come online? A glance at recent reports of privacy and data breaches across the Global South shows that it may be a web where the citizens of these countries do not enjoy as safe an online environment as their western counterparts.
Revolution Messaging’s White House Inc is a tool that connects your phone to the main switchboard of a random Trump property somewhere in the world, because “Until Trump steps away from his businesses for real, their property is no different from the Oval Office.”