Sunday, July 22, 2018

Sad Ignorance About The Value Of Facebook And Google

It's entirely true that Facebook and Google are worth large amounts of money. It's also true that some goodly portion of this comes from...

The European Union’s GDPR Data Rules Only Increase The Amount Of...

We are all, of course, looking forward to getting out of that acranian organisation, the European Union. The latest example of the uselessness of...

That Mainstream Media Isn’t Understanding Facebook

From our special correspondent, Wessex Man: The New York Times tells us: Debates over privacy have plagued Facebook for years. But the news that Cambridge Analytica,...

Nationalise Facebook To Get China’s Social Credit System

People who violate social norms should indeed be cut off from the bounty of civilisation that government provides us with, shouldn't they? We have,...

Scared of AI? You really shouldn’t be…

As a young teen I remember watching the Forbin project, not long after I'd seen Kubrick's 2001. Both films featured computers that had ideas...

Our Tech Regulation Problem – Monopolies With Network Effects Benefit Consumers

There are, of course, a number of different ways in which we can approach antitrust. One might be that any time anyone gains economic...

Mark Zuckerberg Talks To MEPs, Not Insignificant MPs – And Quite...

Members of the Westminster Parliament have been waxing indignant recently because Mark Zuckerberg - you know, the gazillionnaire who runs a global concern dealing...

Elon Musk’s Pravda And Why It Won’t Work

An alternative title to this could be my, how quickly the blogs became absorbed into the establishment. Elon Musk is getting tired of people doubting...

Why Facebook’s Latest Fake News Campaign Won’t Work In The Slightest

So Facebook has decided that it really should be doing something about fake news. They've even managed to get the underlying basic point correct...

MPs More Than A Day Late, Pound Short, On 4G Spectrum...

Well done to MPs here, well done indeed, for they're more than a day late. Which might actually be early for some significant portion...