Sunday, July 22, 2018

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...

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,...

Jon Snow’s Real Beef With Facebook

From our special correspondent, Wessex Man: Cambridge Analytica’s activities have exposed the threat to democracy that Facebook’s omissions have facilitated. Zuckerberg owes us more than...

Why Would The Russians Bother To Troll Tumblr For Trump?

It would appear that the Russian election trolls are very much more silly than we've been giving them credit for. They expended actual effort...

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...

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,...

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...

A Local Firefox Command to Make Links Visible

For those who would like the new website to call out links to external articles (such as the news article that gave rise to...