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THANK SILICON VALLEY DOGMAS FOR ICOs

Because of the dogma-prone attitude of the Valley, and US in general – with its “lean startup”, the picture-perfect 4 minutes “stand up pitch”, the “Valley-style slide deck nothing else” – tons of great talents and startups have been shunned … Continue reading

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AI, HUMANS AND BLACK BOXES

Collective human institutions and wisely educated humans have been proven historically to find ways to sufficiently keep on check their “black box” sides, their “drunken, stung, monkey mind”: Institutions have constitutions, when well done; while single humans has conscience, when … Continue reading

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CYBERSICUREZZA, M5S, AUTONOMIA DELLA LOMBARDIA E PROSSIME ELEZIONI ITALIANE

Se l’M5S non risolve con estrema urgenza la “pessima gestione della cybersicurezza” interna del M5S – come concordò Beppe Grillo nel post dello scorso 16 agosto – il Movimento sarà impossibilitato ad opporsi alla scellerata implementazione del voto elettronico in … Continue reading

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M5S e cybersicurezza: non si vede ancora alcuna svolta

Alla recente kermesse a Trieste ““DAL V-DAY A ROUSSEAU – DIECI ANNI DI PARTECIPAZIONE” si è scelto di identificare il Movimento con Rousseau, mettendolo prominentemente nel titolo ed anche come ad ogni singolo speaker. Identificare il Movimento con la specifica … Continue reading

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PERCHÉ ANCHE IN ITALIA IL TEMA DELLA CYBERSECURITY DETERMINERÀ LE PROSSIME ELEZIONI

(Questo post era originalmente un mero commento a un post del Blog di Grillo del 15 agosto 2017 a firma Associazione Rousseau. Lo scrissi sul cellulare di ritorno in auto da ritiro buddista in Toscana. Beppe Grillo lo ha ri-postatato il 16 agosto … Continue reading

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Comment on the new ENISA Report Threat Landscape

ENISA Threat Landscape 2016 report: cyber-threats becoming top priority https://www.enisa.europa.eu/news/enisa-news/enisa-threat-landscape-2016-report-cyber-threats-becoming-top-priority/ If IT security boils down to that of the weakest “link”, then what is the sense arbitrarily limiting the scope of the annual EU ENISA Cyber Threat Reports by exclude … Continue reading

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Even Google starts admitting AI great risks and hinting at the right direction

The CEO of Google DeepMind is worried that tech giants won’t work together at the time of the intelligence explosion http://www.businessinsider.com/google-deepmind-demis-hassabis-worries-ai-superintelligence-coordination-2017-2?IR=T Absolute must read for those that think AI Superintelligence explosion may be just science fiction or decades away. Even … Continue reading

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Sono lo SPID e il software libero sufficienti per una partecipazione deliberativa elettronica comunale in larga scala?!

Con la conquista di 2 grandi città, il Movimento Cinquestelle ha finalmente l’occasione e le risorse per realizzare la promessa democrazia diretta, online e non, in larga scala. Il programma prevede un forte consolidamente e estenzione degli istituti di partecipazione … Continue reading

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Comune di Roma leader mondiale nella democrazia elettronica digitale?!

UPDATE May 20th 2016: una versione estesa ed aggiornata di questo post la trovi qui. Con le elezioni comunali di Roma del 2016 è per la prima volta possibile che il Movimento Cinque Stelle possa controllare ed amministrare un grande comune … Continue reading

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Welcome to Linear City 2.0, a social and human urban redevelopment concept

For my master thesis in Public Policy and Regional Planning at Rutgers University in 2000, I defined in fine detail an ethical vision I had in 1998 that convinced me to pursue that Master in that school: the technical, political and … Continue reading

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Some comments on the Preamble of the Italian Internet “Bill of Rights”

Last July 2015, the Italian parliament approved, through a motion, an Italian Internet “Bill of Rights”. We greatly admire and support the motives of the drafters, many of which are friends, but we believe it necessary to highlight some serious shortcomings to … Continue reading

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Richard Hawking on the great risks of the “default” scenarios for the future of AI

Richard Hawking, the great physicist, sees in the future of humanity like no one else. He sees our greatest risks related to the future of self-improving AI machines: (1) Human exinction, if AI machines can be controlled at all. He said … Continue reading

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Is meaningful trustworthiness a requirement of Free Software “computing freedom”?

In this youtube video excerpt (minute 8.33-15.55) from Panel 2 of the Free and Safe in Cyberspace conference, that I organized 2 weeks ago, in which Richard Stallman and myself debate about IT trustworthiness and free software. The entire panel video is also … Continue reading

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How could the US government incentivize IT service providers to voluntarily and adequately provide compliance to lawful access?!

More news on Obama’s search for legislative or regulatory solution to lawful access to digital systems. For some time now, the US government has been ever more often stating that there will not be a mandatory technical requirements to enable remote state lawful access, … Continue reading

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A Proposed Solution to Wikimedia funding problem …

… without introducing any undemocratic bias: Introduce contextual ads made exclusively of product/service comparisons made by  democratically-controlled consumer organizations. In Italy for example there is Altroconsumo org with 100s of thousands of members which regularly produces extensive comparative reports. In … Continue reading

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