Level1 News August 29 2017: The Leaky Bucket of Privacy | Level One Techs


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Okay let me play the devils advocate. If we have made rules about what we can and cannot say, and that is accepted (here, not so gracefully avoiding the question about the broadening of the definition of hate speech, as Ryan talked about), why shouldn’t it be policed and uphold online, as it does IRL? Also, you seem to say that it has had sort of unintended consequences from a free speech point of view, because left wing groups have been hit, and not just right wing. Well, isn’t that how rules are supposed to work, they are equal for all? So, is it the rules in general you can’t come to terms with, or is it the agenda to police it online as well as IRL? It is two different things that needs to be discussed separately.

4:12 - Google Begins Biggest Crackdown on Extremist YouTube Videos

You missed a big omission. This isn’t just automated. Google has partnered with over 15 NGOs who they (not just google) have the power over your videos. These include at least the Anti-Defamation League, the No Hate Speech Movement, and the Institute for Strategic Dialogue. They don’t say who the other 12 are.

So it would seem that at least in some part, your videos are at the mercy of these 15 NGOs who some have very clear political ideologies and goals and some don’t even have a clear definition of what hate speech is in regards to their organisation.

At the end of the day its their site they can do what they want, but at the same time wheres the line? If everyone uses google, and google manipulates what your allowed and not allowed to see, is that wrong?

ref: https://youtube.googleblog.com/2017/08/an-update-on-our-commitment-to-fight.html

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Here is some context to go with the Guardian editorial mentioned in the news. Offering money to have someone killed on Facebook gets you jailed and rightly so. For me free speech ends when you threaten violence against someone.




The first thought I had on the Waymo City testing was, what if when they release the Waymo into the real world and the road conditions do not change every block the AI in control gets really bored and then google daydream steps in and all their cars start crashing because they are bored.

Their rigorous testing leads to Marvin from Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy, all this barin power and you want me to drive you down a straight unchallanging road to the shops, what is the point, veers off the road and crashed in a lithium powered fireball.

On the subject of Nintendo.