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AramZS. Ad Tech Engineering Director. WordPress Dev. Tech for journalism. Prev Fullstack, strategy, econ/game Journo. Ex-altac. Tweets not representing employer

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I just bought a new Windows laptop and holy fuck setting it up is like "we gave root access to our advertising partners, u cool with that?"
Retweeted by Aram Zucker-ScharffWe are hiring a graphics reporter! For this position in particular we are looking for someone who can take on ambit… https://t.co/wrr0tXRqBe
Retweeted by Aram Zucker-ScharffThis is a giant company pretending to be generous, hoping people still believe $2M is a big number. https://t.co/V9jDNiJjQ9
Retweeted by Aram Zucker-ScharffI'm very excited to finally be able to share what I've been working on! https://t.co/MS2kax75HT
Retweeted by Aram Zucker-ScharffNEW: In audio at a closed door event at in June 2016, Mike Bloomberg said his presidential campaign platform would… https://t.co/v5N3MP74Et
Retweeted by Aram Zucker-ScharffIf you can’t articulate what you do (what you work on – not what your title means) to a person outside your field i… https://t.co/hwr57zE4MI
Retweeted by Aram Zucker-Scharff @hondanhon Vee Arr NewsssssssEvery one of us lives in a body that is going to fail. Sometimes it happens suddenly, catastrophically. Do you want… https://t.co/FO8jAidgXo
Retweeted by Aram Zucker-Scharff1. With the coronavirus killing thousands and threatening to tank the global economy, I feel like more people shoul… https://t.co/8mY52rt9tU
Retweeted by Aram Zucker-ScharffHeadlines are decisions! https://t.co/GXvajLUJ3N
Retweeted by Aram Zucker-Scharff$2m from academic research on misinfo / polarization https://t.co/OvzfzyyILF
Retweeted by Aram Zucker-ScharffI spent the last few months reporting this story about the lives of foreign workers who, because of their visa stat… https://t.co/FWbxDPIUFm
Retweeted by Aram Zucker-Scharff @noahchestnut Theoretically the idea behind @glitch and I do find their tools really helpful to introduce even newbies to the process.There is a crisis of confidence in American journalism. Culture wars are dividing the nation. Seemingly unending wa… https://t.co/8qtqOlJ8k4
Retweeted by Aram Zucker-Scharff @dylanmatt @jbenton I liked Current TV!One of the hills I will absolutely die on is that headlines are themselves an atomic unit of media consumption. We… https://t.co/C91ZlPmF53
Retweeted by Aram Zucker-Scharff(I’m not going to support any attempts to shame people for not reading past the headline. My perspective on this is… https://t.co/BkQliCtKJM
Retweeted by Aram Zucker-ScharffToday’s outcome in Harvey Weinstein’s New York trial is the result of the decisions of multiple women to come forwa… https://t.co/8mjQVLGCMw
Retweeted by Aram Zucker-ScharffWhy am I not surprised the Climate Denying Teen also appears to be a racist? :/ https://t.co/vVRtTisRFA @dmarti @swodinsky @robleathern Yuuuup https://t.co/Zr8ArBTdj2Over the weekend, I staged this little stunt. After a slightly tense Q&A session at #misinfocon, the… https://t.co/vS8i3nEIQW
Retweeted by Aram Zucker-ScharffNot what a free country does https://t.co/ZbLkZsrbrS
Retweeted by Aram Zucker-ScharffNEW: In a tense all-hands meeting, Cenk Uygur urged staff at The Young Turks not to form a union, arguing the progr… https://t.co/WZCN9ABklr
Retweeted by Aram Zucker-Scharfftwo claims: - the most obvious way to help an engineering team launch the right features fast is by fixing process… https://t.co/rjXVvgJ4Cx
Retweeted by Aram Zucker-ScharffMaybe the worst part of my so-far textbook pregnancy has been navigating healthcare. I currently have $700+ in outs… https://t.co/CzAw8qUvGt
Retweeted by Aram Zucker-ScharffFurther coverage of our ongoing studies on privacy and operation of smartspeakers with ​​@DanielJDubois @proffnes o… https://t.co/BnCG9DSdvv
Retweeted by Aram Zucker-ScharffI've uploaded a new piece - co-written with Olav Velthuis - to the Platform Labor site: https://t.co/FfjDDLwrCU We… https://t.co/AwCVIzT2pX
Retweeted by Aram Zucker-ScharffThis is a post inspired by a thread I started earlier this week: Journalism Schools, relevance vs. cost by @filloux https://t.co/zzkMFfAGsj
Retweeted by Aram Zucker-ScharffThis is part 1 of a series for this election season: a step-by-step on how to upload different projections to… https://t.co/bH9RwEyRNw
Retweeted by Aram Zucker-ScharffOne of the things that struck me when I went to apply to college was how much I DIDNT know about the process. I had… https://t.co/vWdVDJSG8g
Retweeted by Aram Zucker-Scharff @swodinsky @robleathern i'm sure that a marketplace full of user ids created by randomly pinging bluetooth signals… https://t.co/UHoCFqfqJwLet's remember that Steve Jobs was an awful human being whose principal legacy was inspiring a generation of young… https://t.co/Maal3Bhzt4
Retweeted by Aram Zucker-Scharff @hypirlink There's a whole weird community of Z-list conservative internet celebs that maintain on selling weird pi… https://t.co/QHCbkEPkva @ReadupDotCom Yup, sorta the point! :/ @hypirlink "My regrets..." Or, alternatively, she's going to grow up to join that Gun Girl as a perpetual conserv… https://t.co/5mEdUZ6wde @swodinsky They opened the black box and *surprise* it was full of bats. >.<...ffs https://t.co/nfuPl7fCZSThe Boomers are out to kill us all, is what I'm getting here. https://t.co/I1nDQW0ZYFwuuuuuuuuuuuuuttf?! https://t.co/7fa90qBq0x @swodinsky Yeah, plus new management prob getting a hold on the ego issues, firing a lot of their engineers, and ne… https://t.co/8p7CTdrdVN @swodinsky I assume it has been the time for Uber to get over their own egos more than anything else. I would bet s… https://t.co/eEM33WJpVvOne more reason to never use Uber!Basically, billboards start knowing exactly who you are and what you're doing across the city instead of guessing a… https://t.co/jaZEkxKkLnA lot of OOH tech use Bluetooth beacons & similar tech to assume information about people near them, but if you use… https://t.co/dttU3mXZaILet's come together to tax tech giants, say G20 officials eyeing $100 bln boost | Article [AMP] | Reuters https://t.co/RSmym9TtkS
Retweeted by Aram Zucker-Scharff“It has always been obvious that if everyone agreed to use language in the way that it is normally used, which is t… https://t.co/4wUX7uuIwZ
Retweeted by Aram Zucker-ScharffThis is fascinating. I’ve been thinking about writing about the history of these. Looks like I’m about to get an ex… https://t.co/mjcq5I4pSt
Retweeted by Aram Zucker-ScharffOh no, this is a pretty scary data join that they could be performing here. https://t.co/FUnQpMZgSO @acfou @slpng_giants @nandoodles @brooklynmarie @safe_brands @newsalliance @DCNorg @consciousadnet @Chronotopehttps://t.co/gxPLTX5KqV
Retweeted by Aram Zucker-ScharffFacial recognition is so easy it can be explained in big font banners. The privacy policy in much smaller font on t… https://t.co/cZKcp780La
Retweeted by Aram Zucker-ScharffMy most firmly held lukewarm take is that predicting election outcomes is not a very important journalism task. Pol… https://t.co/JZkEKRd90y
Retweeted by Aram Zucker-Scharff @slpng_giants @nandoodles @brooklynmarie @safe_brands @newsalliance @DCNorg @consciousadnet @Chronotope @dmartihttps://t.co/0N2KUQjl31
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2/24
2020
Good question. In some communities and markets, the answer may be yes and others less so. Usage is still strongly m… https://t.co/spPKEH0HaD
Retweeted by Aram Zucker-ScharffIt is SO much fun to watch cartoonists metabolize digital experience. Here, in a new Jimmy Olsen comic, Steve Liebe… https://t.co/pWAsHAxNdN
Retweeted by Aram Zucker-ScharffThis is Actually Very Interesting https://t.co/2fw97km54S
Retweeted by Aram Zucker-ScharffI thought the “how will we pay for it?” Question was over when a libterarian think tank proved Medicare For All was… https://t.co/xvyQ7WwsfK
Retweeted by Aram Zucker-ScharffMmmm, nice Sankey in the @WSJ this morning. https://t.co/6YDFpLKUxM
Retweeted by Aram Zucker-ScharffNot enough people know that The Daily Caller (purveyor of climate change denial & racism) is a @factchecknet fact-c… https://t.co/AAW5IXf0Ep
Retweeted by Aram Zucker-ScharffWe’ve reached the ‘discussing The Wire’ stage of political analysis - that’s what happens when Gen X are allowed on TV
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2/23
2020
As of yesterday: https://t.co/7z9nwAR7ug I’m over halfway thru my 100 days projects: * take a positive photo * p… https://t.co/exRYklCtsw
Retweeted by Aram Zucker-ScharffNewsonomics: On the fast rise of the "daily replacement" Memphian. One fascinating question: How would Gannett -- w… https://t.co/UeLyt6dgZd
Retweeted by Aram Zucker-ScharffTucker Carlson: *spreads climate change denial on his Fox News show* Also Tucker Carlson: Owner of a @factchecknethttps://t.co/badWEcatSp
Retweeted by Aram Zucker-ScharffSo how'd that happen? Well, it turns out we can tell EXACTLY how that happened. Because the answer is... STACK OVERFLOW
Retweeted by Aram Zucker-ScharffRent is too damn high in California and now college students are on strike: "It’s just unlivable. People are living… https://t.co/KsmV2vaPmC
Retweeted by Aram Zucker-ScharffMcRaven, who oversaw the 2011 Navy SEAL raid in Pakistan that killed Osama bin Laden, writes in Opinions that Ameri… https://t.co/G81ITzA0jG
Retweeted by Aram Zucker-ScharffLol come tf on. https://t.co/aNw1L1erdz @jyasskin We have an explainer and an issue tracker! Real spec (or possibly PR against HTML, and maybe Fetch) hopef… https://t.co/HG9wDqDE9Q
Retweeted by Aram Zucker-ScharffThe Edge team is landing the Storage Access API in Chromium which means we’ll get it in Edge and Brave. Hopefully a… https://t.co/nQ5b96qOPH
Retweeted by Aram Zucker-ScharffI am incredibly proud of @nyguild members’ determination to ensure media workers are protected against harassment a… https://t.co/LlNAASdG2m
Retweeted by Aram Zucker-ScharffLook, it's time you make (another) blog or website — and here are some easy ways to do it. With projects from… https://t.co/mUaoDqMGOw
Retweeted by Aram Zucker-Scharffgetting hired by bloomberg and just fucking around is praxis https://t.co/E5Ur3rksCs
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2/22
2020
LOL they remade Call of the Wild with CGI nature and animals? This is like a whole season of Bojack Horseman in its… https://t.co/NpB5Dcmq62
Retweeted by Aram Zucker-Scharffwhenever an app i use daily changes it’s icon it fucks me up for at least a month googlemaps did something and has… https://t.co/G3W8lgLy4M
Retweeted by Aram Zucker-ScharffI discovered something utterly horrifying about the new Harrison Ford movie and I feel compelled to share it all wi… https://t.co/uHcBtAni0A
Retweeted by Aram Zucker-ScharffThe Product Management New York meetup is hosting the Innovating at a 101-Year-Old Company by Forbes Dir Product De… https://t.co/jJ9uAcMw5t
Retweeted by Aram Zucker-Scharff#UPDATE Wells Fargo admitted it collected millions in fees and interest, harmed the credit ratings of certain custo… https://t.co/R20Dck2bMm
Retweeted by Aram Zucker-ScharffGonna dip into this well-worn old friend this weekend. Hoping for soft landings for the Men’s Journal staff laid of… https://t.co/qjQZfJKO8E
Retweeted by Aram Zucker-ScharffI add that last part to note that we were building new products and hiring/relocating people in the weeks before Th… https://t.co/Ldp92uCjAt
Retweeted by Aram Zucker-ScharffNew from @JBoorstin: Facebook is considering ways to disclose when a paid campaign staffer posts. (This comes after… https://t.co/C3VFB9BzX5
Retweeted by Aram Zucker-ScharffHi, it's ad-supported video acquisition Friday. How may I help you? https://t.co/GKIo6rJUeX via @WSJ
Retweeted by Aram Zucker-ScharffIf you work at Google, please take a moment in your day today to donate to a political candidate or campaign you be… https://t.co/YdTQwnEo4W
Retweeted by Aram Zucker-ScharffAyyyyyyyyyyyyy https://t.co/ZNkdOcgmIa
Retweeted by Aram Zucker-ScharffThis may be the most high-profile portrayal of Markdown, ever. Makes sense, as Apple’s Mac App Store distributes ma… https://t.co/Hkbs2Gly2W
Retweeted by Aram Zucker-ScharffGreat @protocol piece about the lengths tech folks go to in order to protect their wealth. https://t.co/FzKsbfwb5I
Retweeted by Aram Zucker-ScharffEspecially because both Safari and Firefox have stated that they will oppose cross-site individual ID tracking and… https://t.co/vDgWYX0bNrthe idea that content can fall somewhere between porn and not-porn is something that ive never even considered, but… https://t.co/vlkpOLqQJ0
Retweeted by Aram Zucker-ScharffJournalists will continue to be collection targets, with experiences differentiated only by the laws/morals/ethics… https://t.co/fE5DsUZGVE
Retweeted by Aram Zucker-ScharffI did a bit for the FT’s Due Diligence newsletter on the strange leak of the T-Mobile/Sprint decision before it hit… https://t.co/KxkzXiC9nz
Retweeted by Aram Zucker-ScharffWith that in mind, I'd prefer people to look at this less as a problem in need of a defensive solution, and instead… https://t.co/CoWiZssa7RI think generally, we should be avoiding individually user-trackable cross-site ids on ethical grounds alone. But e… https://t.co/2754PKUPBWDo we even need resolvable-to-single-person-cross-site-ids is a real question we should be asking, because we prob… https://t.co/SKgAxTxBFVThere's a real question here which is: how much time and effort do we spend trying to re-create 3p cross-site user… https://t.co/ATcx4RTwhtWe're entering a world where trying to create a cross-site tracking regime that consistently ids users in a 'useful… https://t.co/Arzda16KU9(Just a personal example: I got a new phone and it ships with VPNs and a feature that randomizes the MAC address ev… https://t.co/03ARVEl3lbApple led the way here, but they're not the only ones marketing devices in part on privacy features, which means it… https://t.co/oU8oslkzU4Ad Tech people can argue if users care or don't care about 'privacy', but marketing shops are clearly interested in… https://t.co/cVPVZjlmD5But I think the idea that users are going to keep some sort of single trackable ad ID is toast, not just b/c 3p cha… https://t.co/UFui67Ad6wNot like that's a reason to keep 3p cookies, it's just one more surface out of user control, realistically the user… https://t.co/iR5SiYlhJeThe irony of removing third party cookies is that most of the new proposed ID systems from the ad tech side of the… https://t.co/RanUE3jrNq
2/21
2020

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