The drama around Facebook and Zuckerberg’s congressional hearing was the most exciting show in town last week. But what got us into this mess in the first place? Sure, Facebook started as a frat boy p... »
After many twists and turns, the much-debated Geo-Blocking Regulation now comes into force. Does this mean the end of the debate on territories in the Digital Single Market? Of course not. Two years f... »
Techlash keeps snowballing. Only 16 months ago, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg dismissed Facebook’s influence on the US presidential election as a “pretty crazy idea”. He has apologized several times si... »
Spotify plans to become a publicly traded company. Its CEO Daniel Ek wrote a letter to investors talking about the plans. It talks about many things, but some have read parts of it as that Spotify wan... »
Our devices control us more than we control them. We have become slaves to technology. Instant gratification triggers our dopamine system keeping us hooked on social media. We touch our phones several... »
What if the problems around digital have been fixed before? If 2017 was the year of the Techlash, 2018 could be the year of the Techfix. The Techlash, when Silicon Valley started to ask if it had crea... »
Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world – Shelley Who rules the internet? Some would say it’s a tug-of-war between tech companies and governments. Programmers vs lawyers. But more pow... »
It was only a minute ago the internet was supposed to free us from all evils. Now more and more, we talk about the problems of the surveillance economy and power concentration online. Great, this is t... »
I tend to think of the EU Commission as a rock of sanity and patience in a crazy world (don’t laugh, we need something to hold on to!). I think that fits well with the COMM’s self-image too. This mean... »
This week, the European Commission made me read the Bible. Turns out perhaps they should have a look themselves. This is what I found: Around the time of Jesus Christ, Jews and Samaritans generally... »