Why Shouldn’t Facebook, Social Networks, Allow People To Post Slurring Nancy Pelosi Videos?

We're really getting to see what this claim about fake news on social media is all about. The definition of fake here is stuff that the people complaining don't want you to see. Sure, this video of Nancy Pelosi slurring...

This Isn’t Driverless Cars, It’s Networked Cars, Reducing Congestion

Exactly the technology that is being considered is fairly important when we discuss the results of experimentation about new technologies. For example, I think driverless cars are going to be just great. But that doesn't mean that this particular...

Dear Tom Watson – What’s Wrong With Us Selling Our Data To Amazon?

Tom Watson is whingeing about how Amazon is investing in Deliveroo. This is not - not solely of course - just because he likes to see his name in the papers. Even a politician needs to have some sorta...

Why End To End Encryption? WhatsApp’s Vulnerability To Israeli Spyware, That’s Why

As we know governments around the place have been very unhappy with WhatsApp and others - Telegram say - using end to end encryption. For this means that not only can't the bad guys gain access to our data...

Is Ezra Klein Insane? Facebook Is A Problem Of Capitalism Apparently

There are silly ideas, left wing ideas and then some so insane that only the truly gaga can possibly believe. Like this one from Ezra Klein - Facebook is a problem of capitalism. Or perhaps of free market competition...

Binance And The Bitcoin Heist Problem

Once again we've a story about a cryptocurrency exchange losing a decent enough amount of money to hackers. This time it's Binance who say they've lost some $41 million worth of Bitcoin to hackers. The criminals were able to...

Shutting Social Media Increases, Not Decreases, Disinformation Spread

Not that we should consider this much of a surprise. If social media is shut down then this increases, not decreases, the swirl of rumour and counter rumour that is disinformation. If people can't talk to each other en...

Yes, You’re Right, The New European Copyright Laws Are Idiocy

Spain tried to get search engines to pay newspapers for snippets and links. Google News simply closed their Spanish operation. So, given that the stupidity is now pan-European what so we think the effects will be? News aggregators and...

Huawei, Intelligence Backdoors and Encryption

Jeremy Hunt may well be right here. But he's more right than he might be comfortable thinking about: Huawei is legally-obliged to co-operate with Chinese intelligence services, Jeremy Hunt warns Chinese law may well say that. We'll run with the idea...

Bitfinex, iFinex And Tether – $850 Million Isn’t Lost, Our Defence Is It’s Confiscated

We've long pointed out that cryptocurrency allows us to see every monetary and banking scam ever invented run past us at warp speed. Everyone's learning the same old lessons that is. The latest has led Bitcoin to fall 5%...

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The Legacy Media As Factcheckers And Determinants Of The Truth

All that shouting about how Facebook - and other social media - really must start expunging untruths from their system. Just anyone saying anything...