Two Facebook stories, one picture of Silicon Valley in a nutshell

Image: Welcome to late-stage Silicon Valley, with two clippings: 1. A Financial Times piece on Facebook announcing its dating feature, and 2. A Motherboard piece on facebook firing an employee who allegedly used his data access to stalk women.

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Welcome to late-stage Silicon Valley, folks, where Facebook’s announcement that they’re adding dating features and the revelation that they had to fire someone for using their inside access to Facebook profiles to stalk women come less than 24 hours apart.

Perhaps it’s time to have some kind of Hippocratic Oath for data or a computer/data science equivalent of a Pugwash (a series of conferences for scientists and engineers to bring their expertise, insight, and reason to threats brought about by the weaponization of science and technology).

While I’m on the topic, here’s some additional reading:

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