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Raphael Faeh
Attended Goldsmiths College
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Totally digging this: Breakbot & Irfane - Bedtime Stories
Irfane on Soundcloud : https://soundcloud.com/irfane Hello girls & boys, here's our new baby : "bedtime stories - sounds for a sweaty summer"... the idea behind this mix was to share some of the best tracks we've discovered in the past few months. as you can imagine, we weren't able to limit ourselves to new discoveries and ended up putting some old favorites into the stew. summer is always a very special moment for us as our music seems to be th...
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Awesome.
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Welcome to 2013.
 
Personal Shadow Outsourcing
For years I've heard apocryphal stories of knowledge workers in Silicon Valley who had permission to work at home, but in fact outsourced their work to cheap Chinese or Indian labor. The digital worker would work only a few hours per day overseeing his help, and goof off the rest. The Asian workers under him were delighted with a real job that paid well for them -- but only a fraction of what the CA guy got. And the CA guy's boss was delighted with the great work he was getting. It was an ingenious racket! Win, win, win for 3 sides; everybody happy. But all this shadow outsourcing was only rumors as far as I could tell.

Now comes some hard evidence from a Verizon security team that at least one person was really pulling off this sweet scam. From this article: http://securityblog.verizonbusiness.com/2013/01/14/case-study-pro-active-log-review-might-be-a-good-idea/

"As it turns out, Bob had simply outsourced his own job to a Chinese consulting firm. Bob spent less that one fifth of his six-figure salary for a Chinese firm to do his job for him. Authentication was no problem, he physically FedExed his RSA token to China so that the third-party contractor could log-in under his credentials during the workday. It would appear that he was working an average 9 to 5 work day. Investigators checked his web browsing history, and that told the whole story.

A typical ‘work day’ for Bob looked like this:

9:00 a.m. – Arrive and surf Reddit for a couple of hours. Watch cat videos

11:30 a.m. – Take lunch

1:00 p.m. – Ebay time.

2:00 – ish p.m Facebook updates – LinkedIn

4:30 p.m. – End of day update e-mail to management.

5:00 p.m. – Go home

Evidence even suggested he had the same scam going across multiple companies in the area. All told, it looked like he earned several hundred thousand dollars a year, and only had to pay the Chinese consulting firm about fifty grand annually. The best part? Investigators had the opportunity to read through his performance reviews while working alongside HR. For the last several years in a row he received excellent remarks. His code was clean, well written, and submitted in a timely fashion. Quarter after quarter, his performance review noted him as the best developer in the building."

Tip to +Wayne Radinsky 
With the New Year having arrived, it's difficult not to reflect back on last year's caseload. While the large-scale data breaches make the headlines and are widely discussed among security professiona...
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A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds. Microsoft wants your ideas for their new video advert and pays 400 Euros if you're good.
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Follow me on Twitter if you're into techno-natures, bio-mechanical creatures, socio-ecological design and video: https://twitter.com/hedonoikos
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"You are informing on your friends so that a cadre of socially clueless dudes can get rich selling the output of broken algorithms to marketers, in the form of human lives sliced up in such a way as to make it easier to run database queries."
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indeed.
 
Clay Shirky has become the best media theorist since Marshall McLuhan. Here he dissects GitHub as a model for democratic management. It's a remarkable TED talk, full of passing insights.

http://www.ted.com/talks/clay_shirky_how_the_internet_will_one_day_transform_government.html
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Create your own: http://hyperlapse.tllabs.io/
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Apparently, even #banging is now social.
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Make a video for Barilllllla and win EUR 3'000:
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Earned media value. Fiddlin' about with Gephi. 
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  • Goldsmiths College
    MA Design & Environment, 2009 - 2010
  • Academy of Art and Design Basel FHNW
    BA Post-industrial Design, 2006 - 2009
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