Berto Jongman: Social Media OSINT Largely Worthless — Russian Trolls Confuse US Butts in Seats w/o a Clue

Russia’s Troll Army Is Making Life Harder for US Spies

US Spies Find Open Source Investigations Worthless, Blame ‘Russian Trolls’

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Aug 20

Jean Lievens: Rob Kitchin on Data-Driven Urbanism — Not So Smart, Serving Special Interests

Categories: Cloud,Data,IO Impotency
Jean Lievens

Jean Lievens

Data-Driven, Networked Urbanism by Rob Kitchin offers a a useful overview of the various critiques of smart cities.

Abstract:

For as long as data have been generated about cities various kinds of data-informed urbanism have been occurring. In this paper, I argue that a new era is presently unfolding wherein data-informed urbanism is increasingly being complemented and replaced by data-driven, networked urbanism. . . . HOWEVER, whilst data-driven, networked urbanism provides a set of solutions for urban problems, it does so within limitations and in the service of particular interests.

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Aug 18

Yoda: Public vs. Private Clouds – Amazon’s Andy Jassy (Public) vs. Red Hat’s Jim Whitehurst (Private)

Got Crowd? BE the Force!

Got Crowd? BE the Force!

Red Hat’s CEO is dead wrong about the cloud

A dustup ensues after Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst asserts that the public cloud is ‘obscenely expensive.’ Guess who’s pushing back?

EXTRACTS

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Jun 5

Jean Lievens: European Open Science Cloud

Jean Lievens

Jean Lievens

Towards the European Open Science Cloud

CERN has recently published a paper which outlines the establishment of the European Open Science Cloud that will enable digital science by introducing IT as a Service to the public research sector in Europe.

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May 11