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Facebook, Twitter Bots & Cambridge Analytica

Have you liked over 150 things on facebook? Uh oh… you’ve probably been compromised:

“These Facebook profiles – especially people’s “likes” – could be correlated across millions of others to produce uncannily accurate results. Michal Kosinski, the centre’s lead scientist, found that with knowledge of 150 likes, their model could predict someone’s personality better than their spouse. With 300, it understood you better than yourself. “Computers see us in a more robust way than we see ourselves,” says Kosinski.”

So what? Well the director of Cambridge University’s Psychometric Centre, Professor Jonathan Rust thinks:

““… With this, a computer can actually do psychology, it can predict and potentially control human behaviour. It’s what the scientologists try to do but much more powerful. It’s how you brainwash someone. It’s incredibly dangerous.”

‘All very dystopian, but sounds unlikely, how would you even sue that information’ I hear you say. Umm maybe not:

“Sam Woolley of the Oxford Internet Institute’s computational propaganda institute tells me that one third of all traffic on Twitter before the EU referendum was automated “bots” – accounts that are programmed to look like people, to act like people, and to change the conversation, to make topics trend. And they were all for Leave. Before the US election, they were five-to-one in favour of Trump – many of them Russian. Last week they have been in action in the Stoke byelection – Russian bots, organised by who? – attacking Paul Nuttall.”

I’m not defending Paul Nuttall, the dudes an idiot, merely pointing out how this system is being used to skew social media in dark directions. If you don’t agree with me I’m going to assume you’re already brainwashed. lol.

Gleaned from the article: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/feb/26/robert-mercer-breitbart-war-on-media-steve-bannon-donald-trump-nigel-farage

Live on MixLR: DJ Code Red / Shaolin Drunken Monk

Session on yo….

http://mixlr.com/shaolin-drunken-monk

Shaolin Drunken Monk is on Mixlr

Live on MixLR

Literally right now…

http://mixlr.com/shaolin-drunken-monk

DJ Lekski & DJ Code Red are up in the spot assisting with the musical providings playing hip hop maybe a spot of reggae and a bunch of Drum & Bass

D Styles on YouTube

New vid of D Styles doing his stuff just popped up on YouTube…

Dirt Don’t Hurt Festival July 2017

Dust off your 2017 calendars…

 

 

More vinyl treats up on eBay

Posted some more records for sale on eBay over the last couple of days, still got plenty more to post up there as well.

This lot is mainly Hip Hop / Rock n Roll / 1960’s Pop / 1980’stuff, mostly 7″s but with a few 12″ chucked in too..

 

Click here to see the list

Latest Kennet Radio show up on Mixcloud

Latest show is now up on Mixcloud, just in case you missed it first time around.

Spiral Representation of Global Temperature Change

A spiral representation of global temperatures from 1850-2016 provided by Climate Lab Book.

BBQ & Tunes – The Cock Inn – 2nd July

TheCockInn-020779You can find me in The Cock Inn, Shaw next Saturday night, busting out the tunes from 8pm.