Trump also relies heavily on social media, where he has shown himself to be malleable, repeatedly posting conspiracy theories, retweeting a fake Fox and Friends account he believed was real. Trump’s Twitter account is, in many ways, a national security risk. Over the past week, two accounts that had the ability to send Trump direct messages–those of former Fox News anchors Greta van Susteren and Eric Bolling, whom he follows–were both hacked by a group claiming to be a Turkish cyber army, leaving the Twitter-loving president vulnerable to false information. (No investigation of the hacking has taken place.) … [Read more...] about Could False Alerts and Fake News Start A Nuclear War?
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3. UsPaul Ford tells me (via email, natch). “If you tell me you hate email,” he asserts, “then you’re telling me you don’t have control over your own life. A lot of times you don’t; and no one has total control over every aspect of their life. But on some level it’s on us.” The solution to this problem isn’t one of design, technology, or even psychology, he says: it’s essentially philosophical, almost existential. How do you want to live? What matters? Where do you want to put your attention, day by day and moment by moment? And how does email support or degrade that? Call it the This is Water approach (to cite David Foster Wallace’s famously succinct how-to guide for living a meaningful life). It’s heavy and it may come with significant social consequences, but it works. Just ask Neil Stephenson. Or Mat Honan, for that matter. (I tried to schedule an interview with him for this article via phone, SMS, Twitter, and … [Read more...] about How Email Became The Most Reviled Communication Experience Ever