Review of The End of Reality: How 4 Billionaires Are Selling a Fantasy Future of the Metaverse, Mars and Crypto (Public Affairs, 2023) by Jonathan Taplin A clique of billionaires is destroying info... »
I write this as a professional spammer. That’s right, I have been making a living for over two decades by gaming, tweaking, by-passing, using, abusing and cheating the systems. The systems that protec... »
The global pandemic has shown some extremes of rights and regulations protections. Amid the lockdowns we’ve seen privacy under sharpest attack, copyright abused, and questionable overreaches in civil ... »
The much lauded GDPR has failed to achieve its hyped expectations. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has led to loopholes, and interpretations moulded to suit the business practice. ... »
Measles is back in Europe. More than 8,000 cases were reported in 2018. Twenty-nine people died after catching the disease, which until recently was all but eradicated through childhood immunisation. ... »
Across the world people gathered last month to remember murdered journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancée. They gathered in Silicon Valley’s Palo Alto, in Europe’s capital cities and the length and bre... »
Clear evidence has been presented to the UK government that Facebook and Twitter have been used to spread fake news created by fake users. The effects are toxic – sometimes deadly. Meanwhile MEPs h... »
Last month marked 20 years since President Bill Clinton signed the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) into law which introduced “Safe Harbor” for Internet Service Providers. In combination with t... »
As Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin pose for the cameras at the Helsinki summit, the groundwork for their talks, at least on the NATO side, was laid by researchers at the nearby Center of Excellence on... »
Facebook’s excuses and promises are misleading: We do not need a security fix, but new rules for political micro-targeting “We have a responsibility to not just build tools, but to make sure those ... »