Just read that EU may planning regulating Algorithms...

What the fuck? WHAT THE FUCK?

They want that programmers make their Algorithms public accessible for transparency and say what algorithms are allowed to do, because people are scared of them?!



  • 23
    They obviously don't even know what an algorithm is
  • 15
    as if they'd understand those algorithms. also hurts a lot of companies.
  • 6
    I sense some real bullshit right there. It's too fucking ridiculous to be true
  • 4
    @dontPanic I don't know if you understand German, I hope it isn't true...
  • 3
    @SteffTek Google translate gave me this. Is this somewhat accurate?
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    Algorithms are like Chemicals, you want to know what is inside of the product you are using. We are going to have Algorithm Classification Framework just like the E number is for food additives:

    A141 - Linked List

    A240 - Hashmap

    A333 - Binary Tree

    A422 - Quick Sort

    100 MB of this product is made out of 1000 GB of Algorithms! May contain traces of blockchain.
  • 3
    @dontPanic the last sentence (regulating) is correct. Thats the point
  • 4
    @SteffTek as I said, bloody ridiculous. I hope those fucktards won't pull this off
  • 3
    @dontPanic jup... But as we know: it's the EU
  • 2
    @dontPanic is more correct than I expected
  • 2
    @ClySuva interesting idea 👍
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    @ClySuva So... is my program gluten-free if it does not contain any spaghetti code, right?
  • 10
    Ha. Good luck. Wait until they learn about neural nets “ummmm... some data goes in, then it uses some standard maths stuff and for some reason it does this magical stuff... idk, nobody really knows how”
  • 11
    "Bubble sort is banned in the E.U., please use only Quicksort"
  • 8
    @cafecortado "Quicksort is banned by the EU, please fall back to Bogo-Sort".
  • 4
    @systemctl "Sort Algorithms are banned in the EU, please consider giving up your dream job"
  • 3
    Oh EU I always liked your cynical, dark humor.

    Just shows how politicians are not just out of touch with the people, also the technology they use and depend upon.
  • 10
    Calm your tits. Its only about content delivery/popularity algorithms in social networks. The reasoning is to get spreading of fake news and propagandistic material with the intent to manipulate politics, elections etc under control. And its not even something tangible, they are just thinking aloud.
  • 3
    This is what happens when you hand the internet over to the EU. Thanks Obama.
  • 3
    what the fuck? what about intellectual property?
  • 2
    An npm module for this coming in
    3.. 2.. 1....
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    @varundey LOL
    npm install give-my-shit-away-for-free
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    Hmm, at least the idea to make the code of every public programme, or at minimum the algorithms used for mass data analytics (like Facebook and Google do) public doesn't sound that bad to me.
    Security would benefit and we would exactly know what happens to our data.
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    @SteffTek It is. What’s the source?
  • 4
    Well... Someone still remembering the crypto wars 1.0, when strong crypto was not allowed to leave US borders? I remember some story, I think from CCC that they 'smuggled' the whole PGP source code as a book and then retyped it in in the EU, because that was not explicitly forbidden.
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    @bcye t-online, i'll send the link tomorrow
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    The April release by the EU in Brussels doesn't constitute this, it's just poor phrasing. They're saying in the context of online platforms and social networks, algorithms must be used to protect against disinformation and these algorithms must be privacy compliant and there has to be an organization or academia willing to vouch for this. In other words, platforms need to actively, sufficiently and transparently stop fake news. It's part of the new "Code of Practice" they're trying to set out.

    From the EU Press Release:
    - Provide trusted fact-checking organisations and academia with privacy-compliant access to platform data (notably via application programming interfaces) to enable them to better analyse and monitor disinformation dynamics, and better understand the functioning of algorithms
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