AI may help against the filter bubble… according to Finnish/Italian scientists

Social Media Algorithm Pops Filter Bubbles By Presenting Diverging Ideas | Digital Trends … :

Developed as a collaboration between researchers from Aalto University in Helsinki, Finland and University of Rome Tor Vergata in Italy, the algorithm is designed to make sure that social media users are presented with views that don’t necessarily conform with their own, as a way of helping to “solve” the increasingly polarized nature of discussions around controversial topics.

… and here’s a similar browser plugin: Be More Accepting of Others – EscapeYourBubble … :
Escape Your Bubble

  1. Tell us who you’d like to understand better.
    You could be a Democrat looking to better understand and accept Republicans or vice-versa.

  2. We’ll insert curated, positive posts in your Facebook feed.
    These posts will highlight the positive aspects of those you wish to understand and be more accepting of.

  3. You’ll learn to understand and accept thy fellow countrymen.
    As you learn more about those different from you, you’ll come to understand their positive qualities. It’s akin to “brainwashing for good”.

Iridium – the safer way of browsing privately

I am very sure you are great in breaking things? Iridium Browser, a project of +OSBA ev  and many supporters, needs help in testing, QA – and even developers. I have been a user for many years, and I can recommend this Google-Free-Chrome.

Iridium Browser | A browser securing your privacy. That’s it. … :

A BROWSER SECURING YOUR PRIVACY. THAT’S IT.” 

“Iridium Browser is based on the Chromium code base. All modifications enhance the privacy of the user and make sure that the latest and best secure technologies are used. Automatic transmission of partial queries, keywords and metrics to central services is prevented and only occurs with the approval of the user. In addition, all our builds are reproducible and modifications are auditable, setting the project ahead of other secure browser providers.

Hacking the aquarium’s thermometer to enter the Casino…

Reality update: Casino Gets Hacked Through Its Internet-Connected Fish Tank Thermometer … :

Nicole Eagan, the CEO of cybersecurity company Darktrace, told attendees at an event in London on Thursday how cybercriminals hacked an unnamed casino through its Internet-connected thermometer in an aquarium in the lobby of the casino. According to what Eagan claimed, the hackers exploited a vulnerability in the thermostat to get a foothold in the network. Once there, they managed to access the high-roller database of gamblers and “then pulled it back across the network, out the thermostat, and up to the cloud.”

Reposting, because important: How the internet big 4 control our emotions and why they should be broken up

I know I have already posted this before, but this is important: Scott Galloway: How Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google manipulate our emotions | TED Talk … :

The combined market capitalization of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google is now equivalent to the GDP of India. How did these four companies come to infiltrate our lives so completely? In a spectacular rant, Scott Galloway shares insights and eye-opening stats about their dominance and motivation — and what happens when a society prizes shareholder value over everything else.

Teotwaki – The Higgs Bubble Way

Meet the Higgs Bubble That Will Destroy the Universe. Maybe … :

According to a recent paper, published on March 12 in the journal Physical Review D, the final moment for the universe will be triggered by a bizarre consequence of subatomic  physics called an instanton.
This instanton will create a tiny bubble that will expand at the speed of light, swallowing everything in its path. It’s only a matter of time. [Top 10 Ways to Destroy Earth]
“At some point you will create one of these bubbles,” study lead author Anders Andreassen, a physicist at Harvard University, told Live Science. “It will be very unpleasant.
” By “unpleasant,” he means the end to all life — and, indeed, chemistry — as we know it.

How to deal with a difficult manager or an incompetent boss…

We all now this never happens, but it’s good to be prepared.
The Muse explains how to deal with a difficult boss: 10 Brilliant Tips for Dealing With a Difficult Boss -The Muse

In an ideal world, we would all have fantastic managers—bosses who helped us succeed, who made us feel valued, and who were just all-around great people. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. But, whether the person you work for is a micromanager, has anger management problems, shows favortism toward one person, or just isn’t very competent, you still have to make the best of the situation and get your job done. To help out, we’ve gathered the best advice from around the web for dealing with a bad boss. Try one or more of these tips to find some common ground with your boss—or at least stay sane until you find a new gig.

And Workitdaily has a good read about 5 Ways To Deal With An Incompetent Boss | CAREEREALISM … :

While it can be frustrating to have an incompetent boss, an incompetent boss can seriously damage or derail your career. If they do have a serious lack of knowledge, we know that they can do nothing to grow you as an employee which means any growth will be yours to make happen. Let’s look at the potential damage they can inflict and what you can do to minimize or avoid.