Weekly Filet #116: Nothing to Hide? Think again. And more.
This week’s top recommendation
Among those who took the revelation of the US surveillance programs lightly, two arguments prevailed: 1. That surprises you? 2. We need it to fight crime. If you’ve got nothing to hide, you needn’t care. No 1 is just vain, but No 2 needs closer attention. A lot of people seem to think this is just a matter of principles and how reluctant you are to trade them in for increased security. It is not. These two essays by Danah Boyd and Daniel Solove illustrate how everyone is affected, even if they have «nothing to hide».
- Where «nothing to hide» fails as logic (Danah Boyd)
- Why Privacy Matters Even if You Have «Nothing to Hide» (The Chronicle of Higher Education)
- Google+ isn’t a social network; it’s The Matrix (The Guardian)
- Kveikur by Sigur Rós
- Flight Paths of Fireflies Long Exposure Photo Series (Laughing Squid)
- Evolution of Get Lucky (PV Nova, YouTube
For now, I’ll call this the definite article about Google+, the social network you don’t join, but that joins you.
Iceland’s best known soundscape architects Sigur Rós are back with a new record. And they know their internet 101. Full album stream with social media reactions right there on their own site.
Gloomy, spooky, beautiful. Long exposure shots of thousands of fireflies in the woods.
Daft Punk’s «Get Lucky», as it would have sounded in the 1920s, 30s, 40s…Nailed the versions pretty well.