Tag Archives: Julian Assange


Distributed work and data security: can the crowd keep a secret?

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… dumb enough to spill your secrets here. Unsurprisingly, you don’t see much that would interest Julian Assange in Mechanical Turk requests.

Most service providers are more hands on. Editing and translation platform Serv.io, guarantees that: “All Servio workers sign an agreement that prohibits them from using information for any purpose other than carrying out their Servio tasks.” Even more hardcore, crowdsourced transcription company CastingWords operate a strict …

Tags: Amazon Mechanical Turk CastingWords crowd Crowdflower crowdsourcing distributed work Julian Assange microtask microwork Scott McNealy Sun Microsystems Wikileaks

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Watching Big Brother

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… summer of Wikileaks, the whistle-blowing internet site, and its weird, white-haired front man Julian Assange.

Thanks to Wikileaks, I now know that even if I am dying of thirst in a heat wave, I am better off avoiding Helsinki’s ATMs to draw cash for a drink. When I am kept awake at night by the heat and ATM fraud, I can put myself to sleep reading 92,000 secret documents it has published relating to the war in Afghanistan.

Opening the flood gates

But even all the attention …

Tags: Barack Obama COINS crowdsourcing government data Julian Assange Public.Resource.Org Wikileaks Wolfram Alpha

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