J4YC33 (They/Them)
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Just showing that the overseer effect requires you to first have a heart and soul…


On a grand enough scale, you will always be right! :)



The problem with this is simple: Not taking down dangerous information is a dereliction of duty of care for information custodianship.

Why?

Confidentiality refers to the prevention of unauthorized, unwarranted, and unacceptable access to information. In this case, if you are hosting the information of an individual (PII, for instance) you have an obligation to protect that data both for yourself, and the individual that data represents. To publicly share PII like this is a violation of information ethics.

Integrity refers to the ability to protect data from unauthorized access. What most people forget, ignore, and blatantly argue against is that it also refers to the accuracy and “correctness” of the data. Data that is inaccurate, incorrect, or otherwise improper can not adequately be used for any sort of analytical work, and more importantly impacts the information flow in real time. Flawed data, allowed to continue propagating, prevents the flow of correct information with high integrity. The very publication and repetition of dis- and misinformation is a violation of integrity.

Availability refers to the appropriate and proper access to the data or information being protected. In these cases, data allowed to be accessible by others is not only a violation of confidentiality, but is a de facto violation of availability. The protection of availability is often at odds with, but always tied to, the confidentiality of the data. Without proper confidentiality protection, and without authorization restrictions to allow for appropriate access to the data or information, availability is out of balance.

Say what you will about things, but the flow of dis- and misinformation and everyone who allows for it to continue is by very definition a threat to both small-scale information security, and larger-scale information security.

The view that all viewpoints are valid and equal is demonstrably dangerous throughout history. German has a word for those who are willing to allow for an extreme group to rise, despite knowing better: Mitläufer. It’s commonly used, in German, to refer to anyone who hitches their wagon to an extremist horse and indirectly supports them. Note: not someone who actively supports them, but the kind of people who say “FREE SPEECH IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN ANYTHING ELSE!”

Edit for further clarity: I wanted to add that I am perturbed that archives were also destroyed. Keeping those, scrubbed of doxx’d data and information, would have allowed investigators the ability to find the people in charge of Kiwi Farms and get a clear view of who the individuals were. That is now lost, but at the expense of proper information custodianship. Admittedly, the task of cleaning that data for ethical storage would have been a nightmare to undertake.


Gowron was a PetaQ who chose personal glory over the honor of the empire.

Your memes are fire though, Take my upvote.


Not enough conversation in the world, in any space scientific or otherwise, talks enough about how efficiency is a measurement of scale in any given system.

A system can be efficient at large scale, and inefficient at small scale. This isn’t even only true of systems like “10,000 people ride inefficient train, so it saves 10,000 cars on the road, and the carbon cost of producing Teslas.” The SR-71 Blackbird can barely fly at speeds slow enough to take off. It CHEWS fuel on the runway. But at speed, it’s extremely efficient and one of the most capable objects we know of.

It might not do well if only 50 people ride it a day, but those old diesel train clunkers can move a lot of people.



Americans are actively afraid of the things they don’t understand.