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the-rise-of-the-weaponized-ai-propaganda-machine
“This is a propaganda machine. It’s targeting people individually to recruit them to an idea. It’s a level of social engineering that I’ve never seen before.…
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18 hours ago
Evolution of Business Logic from Monoliths through Microservices, to Functions
The whole point of running application software is to deliver business value of some sort. That business value is delivered by creating business logic and…
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4 days ago
Most Reorgs Aren’t Ambitious Enough
"Organization design is not a static, one-time event. It is an ongoing management discipline; as a living, breathing organism, your organization must be continually refined and improved."
orgdesign 
11 days ago
A CISO's guide to politics | CSO Online
"what lessons can a CISO learn from this nasty world of politics?" - fairly superficial but potentially useful quotes
ciao  politics  people  management 
19 days ago
The Algorithms Behind Probabilistic Programming
We recently introduced our report on probabilisticprogramming . The accompanying prototype allows you to explore the past andfuture of the New York residential…
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22 days ago
The Evolution of Software Architecture: O'Reilly Software Architecture Conference, April 2 - 5, 2017 in New York, NY
One of the rare talks at this conference that connects tech with business and user-centricity. The mix of agility, velocity, etc. is potentially useful language.
architecture  business 
5 weeks ago
Learning and earning: Equipping people to stay ahead of technological change | The Economist
"Not everyone will successfully navigate the shifting jobs market. Those most at risk of technological disruption are men in blue-collar jobs, many of whom reject taking less “masculine” roles in fast-growing areas such as health care. But to keep the numbers of those left behind to a minimum, all adults must have access to flexible, affordable training. The 19th and 20th centuries saw stunning advances in education. That should be the scale of the ambition today."
education  employment  automation 
5 weeks ago
Developing Transactional Microservices Using Aggregates, Event Sourcing and CQRS - Part 1
Key takeaways The Microservice architecture functionally decomposes an application into services, each of which corresponds to a business capability. A key…
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6 weeks ago
Redesigning the journey to critical benefits for Americans in poverty – The U.S. Digital Service
By Jess Kahn & Mollie Ruskin If you walked by William on the street, you wouldn’t know that behind the warm demeanor is a man with diabetes and stage 3 kidney…
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6 weeks ago
Refactoring a JavaScript video store
Many years ago, when I was writing the refactoring book , I opened the book with a (very) simple example of refactoring some code that calculated a customer's…
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8 weeks ago
Seeing without knowing: Limitations of the transparency ideal and its application to algorithmic accountability - Dec 13, 2016
The observer must be included within the focus of observation, and what can be studied is always a relationship or an infinite regress of relationships. Never a…
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9 weeks ago
Jeremy Corbyn: The last comrade
This interview is from the New Statesman's Christmas issue. Take advantage of our special offers and get a subscription for yourself or a loved one this…
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9 weeks ago
A Gentle Introduction to Data Structures: How Queues Work
Black Friday’s right around the corner, and the new Microsoft Surface Studio out in stores (I’m a loyal windows guy 😄). So let’s talk about everyone’s favorite…
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9 weeks ago
Inbox – james.stewart@digital.cabinet-office.gov.uk
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10 weeks ago
AWS Lambda Everywhere
Two years ago AWS Lambda was launched, and the core idea of event driven functions now has wide support as part of a larger “serverless” ecosystem. The latest…
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10 weeks ago
I’m Not Your Black Friend, and I’m Not Your Racial Confessor
Natalie Matthews-Ramo Last month, a woman tweeted her discomfort with a New Yorker comic saying, “I’d like to know what people of colour think, esp.…
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10 weeks ago
The Retreat from Hyper-Globalization – What’s The Future?
The Retreat from Hyper-Globalization Flows of Goods and Services, People and Capital Have Overwhelmed the Ability of Political Processes to Accommodate Them…
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12 weeks ago
A Gentle Introduction to Data Structures: How Queues Work
Black Friday’s right around the corner, and the new Microsoft Surface Studio out in stores (I’m a loyal windows guy 😄). So let’s talk about everyone’s favorite…
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12 weeks ago
Making the Shift to Platform Product Management
Making the Shift to Platform Product Management Many startups begin with a great product — something that gets traction in a market, but then stumble trying to…
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november 2016
The Government IT Self-Harm Playbook
The Government IT Self-Harm Playbook 2014: the high point of government’s war on Big IT Are we really this stupid? At a time when other governments are getting…
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november 2016
Admit It. The Clinton Email Controversy Bothers You, Yet You Don’t Actually Know What the Clinton… – The Curious Civilian
Admit It. The Clinton Email Controversy Bothers You, Yet You Don’t Actually Know What the Clinton Email Controversy Is How a poorly explained mistake continues…
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october 2016
Dischord Records: A Roundtable
Minor Threat. Photo © 1980 by Susie Josephson Horgan. There are few labels that capture the pulsating beat of a particular music scene better than Dischord did…
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october 2016
Oliver Gierke - Evolving Distributed Systems
Evolving Distributed Systems 09 October 2016 I’ve recently been pulled into a discussion about the effect of contracts in distributed systems both technically…
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october 2016
Douglas Alexander: How the Lib Dems did coalition wrong
Let me start with what seems like a confession. On a personal level, I have always quite liked Nick Clegg. There, I’ve said it. Over recent years, I have…
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october 2016
Twitter
Log in Sign up Ilya Grigorik @ igrigorik Runtime scheduling: bit.ly/2dnF4Di - interesting under the hood look at task scheduling in Linux kernel + user space:…
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september 2016
Why we'll never run out of jobs
This is a keynote highlight from the O'Reilly Artificial Intelligence Conference in New York 2016. Watch the full version of this keynote on Safari . You can…
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september 2016
What It Costs to Run Let's Encrypt - Let's Encrypt - Free SSL/TLS Certificates
Today we’d like to explain what it costs to run Let’s Encrypt. We’re doing this because we strive to be a transparent organization, we want people to have some…
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september 2016
My Son, The Prince Of Fashion
Fashion Shows My Son, the Prince of Fashion I took my son to Paris Fashion Week, and all I got was a profound understanding of who he is, what he wants to do…
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september 2016
Isolation Segments in CloudFoundry
Isolation Segments in Cloud Foundry Glossary: Isolation Segment - a group of Cloud Foundry resources (compute, network, logging) to which applications can be…
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september 2016
Why the silencing of KrebsOnSecurity opens a troubling chapter for the Net
Enlarge David Brandt For the better part of a day, KrebsOnSecurity , arguably the world's most intrepid source of security news, has been silenced, presumably…
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september 2016
Americans’ Attitudes About Privacy, Security and Surveillance
The cascade of reports following the June 2013 government surveillance revelations by NSA contractor Edward Snowden have brought new attention to debates about…
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september 2016
The Next 
Safety Net
Purchase Article Purchase Audio As advanced economies become more automated and digitized, almost all workers will be affected, but some more than others. Those…
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september 2016
Use TensorFlow and BNNS to Add Machine Learning to your Mac or iOS App | Big Nerd Ranch
With the release of macOS 10.12 and iOS 10, Apple has given users everywhere access to its Basic Neural Network Subroutines (BNNS, which we at Big Nerd Ranch…
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september 2016
Cloud Foundry’s Service Broker API Role in Kubernetes and Open Source Platforms - The New Stack
Chip Childers Chip Childers is Vice President of Technology for the Cloud Foundry Foundation. Before coming to the Foundation, Chip was vice president of…
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september 2016
The Internet’s Own Instigator
(Photo: Elon University/flickr , CC BY 2.0. Illustration: Backchannel) On August 8, Carl Malamud wakes up early. He usually does. Most days, from the moment his…
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september 2016
Making IT work: harnessing the power of health information technology to improve care in England - GOV.UK
Executive summary In order for the National Health Service ( NHS ) to continue to provide a high level of healthcare at an affordable cost, it simply must…
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september 2016
Legendary physicist Freeman Dyson talks about math, nuclear rockets, and astounding things about the universe
version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"? Freeman Dyson. Bryan Bedder/Stringer/Getty Images Mathematician and physicist Freeman Dyson has had a career as varied as it has…
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september 2016
Using the Three Horizons Framework for Innovation
We so often struggle to articulate our innovation activity and then can’t project our plans into the future in consistent and coherent ways. If this rings true…
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september 2016
Nextdoor Breaks a Sacred Design Rule to End Racial Profiling
Nextdoor, your friendly neighborhood social network, was having a racism problem. Last year, Fusion traced it to the platform’s Crime and Safety section, where…
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september 2016
‘We’re the Only Plane in the Sky’
Eric Draper/George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum Nearly every American above a certain age remembers precisely where they were on September 11, 2001.…
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september 2016
Building resilience in Spokes
What is Spokes? Before we get into the topic at hand—building resilience—we have anew name to announce: DGit is now Spokes. Earlier this year, we announced…
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september 2016
An Italian rapper, a 'hangman's noose' and a $250m lawsuit: the chaotic race to build Elon Musk's hyperloop
Friday 2 September 2016 In 2013, irked by the $68 billion (£51 billion) cost of California’s high-speed rail project, Elon Musk proposed an alternative. He…
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september 2016
Innovation, cities, and the optimistic case for economic growth in the digital age – Sidewalk Talk
Innovation, cities, and the optimistic case for economic growth in the digital age Techno-optimists take it on the chin pretty hard from Northwestern economist…
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august 2016
Accountability in agile
What happens when agile teams go wrong? How is it that in long running agile programs, time and time again, I see teams that don’t build software that meets the…
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august 2016
Embracing Change or Bracing for Change - Emily Webber
I was recently invited to talk at the Turing Festival on the Product / People day. Here is that talk that I gave: Firstly it’s worth me explaining why the title…
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august 2016
GitHub · Where software is built
About This document is an updated version of the original design documentsby Spencer Kimball from early 2014. Overview Cockroach is a distributed key:value…
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august 2016
The rise and fall of the Gopher protocol
It was mid-March 1992, and Mark McCahill had never been to San Diego before. Back home in Minneapolis, the skies had been dumping snow for six months, and would…
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august 2016
[1608.03960] A Conflict-Free Replicated JSON Datatype
Cornell University Library We gratefully acknowledge support from the Simons Foundation and member institutions arXiv.org > cs > arXiv:1608.03960 Full-text…
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august 2016
Microservices: Real Architectural Patterns
A dissection of our favorite folk architecture Introduction I’m fascinated by the lore and mystery behind microservices. As a concept, microservices feels like…
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august 2016
Leaving Conservatism Behind | Dissent Magazine
Leaving Conservatism Behind Matthew Sitman Summer 2016 The abandoned International Boiler Works, East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania (Nicholas A. Tonelli) “You see…
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august 2016
How this Vietnamese refugee became Uber's CTO
By the time Thuan Pham was just 12 years old, he had already had several brushes with death. While escaping Vietnam with his mother and younger brother in 1979,…
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august 2016
How Russia Dominates Your Twitter Feed to Promote Lies (And, Trump, Too)
“Ladies and Gentlemen, We have a situation in #Turkey #Incirlik” the cry went out on Twitter last Saturday night, as news spread of the Turkish forces…
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august 2016
An Ode To The Oyster Card
Always touch in and always touch out, When using your contactless card. Except on a bus, where you only touch in, Remember: it isn’t that hard. Always touch in…
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august 2016
Young Latinos of the Obama White House: Witnesses, Participants in History
WASHINGTON D.C — At first glance, the young Latinos gathered for a group photo on a winding driveway seem like typical millennials. Awaiting direction from a…
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august 2016
DWP scraps business transformation role as commentators call for digital stability | PublicTechnology.net
Whitehall has been urged not to lose sight of digital - Photo credit: Fotolia Instead, some of Cunnington’s responsibilities will transfer to Mayank Prakash,…
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august 2016
4. Turkers in this canvassing: young, well-educated and frequent users
For academics who are unable to conduct large, representative surveys of the American public because of cost, Mechanical Turk offers an alternative. However,…
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july 2016
Would you risk running a VPN in the United Arab Emirates?
Iain Thomson of The Register writes : A royal edict from the president of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) may have effectively made it illegal for anyone in the…
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july 2016
Neural networks are inadvertently learning our language’s hidden gender biases
Back in 2013, a handful of researchers at Google set loose a neural network on a corpus of three million words taken from Google News texts. The neural net’s…
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july 2016
To Build Great Products, Build This Strong, Scalable System First
Alex Le and Kavin Stewart have a fairly unusual “how we met” story. Today, the two are oddly (but aptly) co-VPs of Product at Reddit . But when they first…
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july 2016
The first 100 days as a digital and technology leader
The first 100 days as a CIO, technology or digital leader can make or break you. You have to learn fast, immerse yourself in the business and go out to speak to…
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july 2016
To Go Digital, Leaders Have to Change Some Core Beliefs
Despite a great deal of lip service to digital transformation, the effect of all these great words on most companies is this: not much. Digital transformation…
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july 2016
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