Many years ago at the Gothenburg book show, I was on stage with a representative from Wikipedia (technically the Wikimedia Foundation, which owns Wikipedia). Oh, and before I write anything else, let ... »
Social media platforms are under fire on freedom of speech after they banned President Trump: Twitter, Facebook, Youtube… in fact an impressive number of internet services have followed suit Every Soc... »
Netopia has reported on how bad guys abuse domain names for Covid-scams. Not saying Oxford university reads Netopia, but it has come to very similar conclusions as the report we quoted. Here is a fres... »
One of the oldest jokes about the internet is “On the internet nobody knows you’re a dog”, by cartoonist Peter Steiner, first published in the New Yorker magazine in 1993. While the opposite is also t... »
Nobody has explained Section 230 of the US Communications Decency Act better than Wired Magazine’s editor in chief Nick Thompson the other day in a tweet: Why does section 230 allow tech companies ... »
Online advertising – the business model that made Big Tech’s fortune – is under attack. Legislators and regulators on various levels take stabs at the incumbent platforms, with competition or privacy ... »
What if someone were to make a scale 3D-model of your city, in virtual reality? What if they were to invite certain people to interact with that model, adding a layer of perception that is only availa... »
Familiar patterns play out in the Southern hemisphere. After the copyright fight in South Africa, Australia is next in line – this time about news. The digital struggles of the newspapers are well-kno... »
No, that’s not a movie with unusually lame superheroes. Bear with me. I wrote recently about the copyright reform in South Africa. It led me to find out more, it was astonishing and oddly connected to... »
South African copyright law faces reform, albeit with some delay as president Ramaphosa has sent two bills back to the National Assembly for reconsideration. There are many sides to this reform, one c... »