What EFF learned at Comic-Con


Man walks down the street in that hat, people know he’s not afraid of anything.

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“The reason why people are comfortable with Gmail [and its text-scanning advertising system] is because it’s not being read by people.”

i don’t think this is the issue, sure it’s part of it, but i think its more to do with the scale of consequences. if GMAIL algorithm messes up, worst thing that can happen is i get ads that arent well targeted to me. if the NSA was using a similar algorithm and IT messed up the worst thing that could happen is i get labeled a terrorist and thrown in gitmo. these two things arent even on the same LEVEL.

if GMAIL was reading my email and then banning me from all google services based on a TOS violation it picked up in my email, that is getting a little closer to this level, but still far behind.

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That guy is a dead ringer for a friend of mine. Uncanny. Nice hat. Nee cogs or goggles on it or nowt. Canny.

How’s it sit? Pretty cunning, don’t you think?

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