Today, June 15th 2017 is the end of roaming in the European Digital Single Market. A big step for the European Union, but telecom operators are not thrilled to see a big source of revenue go away. No ... »
As tools are developed and platforms like Facebook tighten-up content verification, the battle between Elves and activists fighting trolls, spammers and fakers for reach and take-down has barely begun... »
In 1999, a 20-second MP3-file purporting to be from Coldplay was uploaded to Napster by a young man in Stanmore, North London. He entitled the file “Spies (Nikolai Levy Remix)”. He let a few people do... »
The creative and cultural industries have a huge impact on the European economy, and are “one of the strategic industries we have in Europe,” explained European Commission official Antti Peltomäki at ... »
MEPs have approved rules for keeping humans firmly in charge of Artificial Intelligence (AI). They include ways to establish liability in law, for example where driverless cars cause accidents. They h... »
Earlier this week, Edward Snowden spoke to an enthusiastic audience at Stockholm’s Internet Days conference. Snowden, who appeared via video link, talked less about his own situation and more about wh... »
“Careless shepherd make excellent dinner for wolf” said American novelist Earl Derr Biggers. Born in 1884, for sure he knew nothing about digitalization but perhaps a lot about human nature. And that ... »
A “subsidy baby” is a company set up to benefit from government support more than making money from its customers The success of the internet skyscrapers Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple is often... »
BRUSSELS What do Turkey, Brexit and EU Copyright reform have in common? They are all current topics in EU policy, of course, and they were all covered at Monday’s Digital Life Design seminar in Brusse... »
“From Mary Shelley's Frankenstein's Monster to the classical myth of Pygmalion, through the story of Prague's Golem to the robot of Karel Čapek, who coined the word, people have fantasised about the p... »