Thursday, January 19, 2017

@christoperj:

I don't care what your political leaning might be -- but just because you disagree with a news report, does not in fact make it fake.

What makes a news article fake is if it pulled out of one's butt and/or doesn't rely on authentic validatable sources.

Stuff like. . .
"Was it caught on video?"
"Was it something the subject of the article personally wrote?"
(etc)
. . .Both would be examples of stuff which would be validatable.

Word of mouth
Opinion and theories being passed as truth
Stuff which is contradicted by sound judgment and/or cannot be validated -- are by definition, unreliable sources

And yes, there is a difference between something posted a tabloid, a crap meme, or political leaning blog -- than an actual news source.

There's plenty of fake political crap out there on both sides of the spectrum that's purely designed to inflame and incite. And it's up to the news consumer to be responsible enough to examine and authenticate rather than just accepting at face value.

But just claiming something is fake because it's contrary to a political stance or opinion only serves to undermine whatever argument you're trying to make.

Echo chambers are bad. Educated electorate is good.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

@securityguy23:

Now starting year 20, day 1 of the information security career. . .

Saturday, January 14, 2017

@christoperj:

I often wonder how much better the world would be if people would spend their free time trying to find out all the legitimate information there is to know about whatever seems to have them bothered -- instead of just simply reacting on facebook with the meme of the moment at face value and/or venting out of snark, anger, immaturity, or distraction or whatever only because they politically disagree with whatever the conversation might be.

I bet that would be a nice place.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

@securityguy23:

Now a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Advisory Board for CIPT Exam Development. . .

@christoperj:

"And we'll take a cup o' kindness yet..."