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... »
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. ... »
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... »
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... »
During his nine-month travel through the New World, French aristocrat Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-59) analyzed not just prisons but also the fabric of American life. Impressed by an apparently vital a... »
In 1980 futurist Alvin Toffler predicted that consumers and producers would merge into prosumers. He might be proven right by the sharing economy. Start-ups are forming a peer-to-peer economy using... »
What gets measured gets done is a popular principle in business management, first articulated by Austrian-American author/management consultant Peter F. Drucker. In the era of big data, the idea is ap... »
Culture influence as a two-way street The hacker scene in Europe and the United States share a common history. Hacker spaces – these spaces where people interested in technology meet to hack things... »