‘Free speech’ is not the same as ‘everything goes’. So far, I’ve talked about the dark side of freedom of speech online: the conspiracy theories, the propaganda, the hate speech. Some say it’s the ... »
The perfect storm that hit the news. ‘I’m level 186 on Candy Crush.’ The room laughed at my joke, added at the end of a question I asked from the floor at a talked entitled ‘Can Google Save the New... »
Rules shape technology, just as much as technology shapes rules. The law may be a step behind cybercriminals who continuously update their technologies in order to stay out of reach. It’s fair that... »
One size does not fit all. D: The content industry needs to update its business models; that’s the way to fix piracy online. S: How should those business models be updated? D: Look at Spotify... »
Neutrality exists only in theory – and we’re better off like that. Any analysis of the impact of digital technology on our society starts with technology rather than society. It is built into the q... »
Digital Myths: #14 – The Internet does not bring democracy, but it’s a great sound bite for business. Democratization: on the one hand, it can be the process of making privilege more accessible, li... »
Digital Myths: #13 – If open is so great, why would anything ever be closed? ‘Open’ is like a magic wand in all things digital. Open source, open standard, open data, open access, open innovation, ... »
Digital Myths: #12 – Privacy is dead – get over it! This famous sentiment was expressed by Sun Microsystems executive Scott McNealy back in 1999. You choose which is worse: surveillance by governme... »
Digital Myths: #11 – If you’d rather not ask permission, you’re probably up to no good. Tech pundits love to talk about permission-less innovation, as if it’s the secret sauce that made the Inter... »
Digital Myths: #10 – What if the next Silicon Valley is not in California? Europe has failed to produce any competitive internet companies. If pressed, we could mention Skype or Spotify, but nothin... »