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What Do We Do with Big Tech Companies?

Not a day goes by without someone propounding another genius theory to finally bring an end to the pain point of what we are going to do with these platform businesses, large digital companies. They even take it to the extreme by suggesting that we do not even need social media, since the harm it does overrides any good it may be serving. In my last article, I have tried to touch upon the various…
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An Antitrust Dilemma: Should We Break Them Up / Open

We all heard of Senator Elizabeth Warren’s proposal as to how we should be dealing with the large digital companies: “Break up or break open!”  Running for president of the United States, Warren proposed using the antitrust laws to do just that. Her proposal must have…
21. Century Zeitgeist

A Short Summary of Zuck’s Interview with Harari : ‘’What the heck, I scored on my own net.’’

‘’Wait a second.. I think I scored on my own net…’’  I am pretty sure this is nothing but the thoughts of Zuck when hosting the Israeli academic Harari for the so called PR series of discussions on the future of technology and society that Facebook initiated as if Zuck cares about the potential disruptions of internet on humanity more than his monthly recurring ad revenue. No need for…
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Freedom of Speech vs. the Fate of Liberal Democracy

Discussions regarding the need to regulate social media platforms and their contents escalated with the horrific shooting in the city of Christchurch. It is not that many countries, spearheaded by the European Union have not already covered a great distance on the matter…
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Privacy Challenges of Disruptive Technologies

“In October (2018), Ann Cavoukian, the Director of Privacy for Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs smart neighborhood project in Toronto (an advanced smart city project) resigned after learning that not all data collected from residents would be de-identified at the source. In her resignation letter, Cavoukian likened the project to a “smart city of surveillance,” highlighting privacy concerns…
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21. Century Zeitgeist

Thinking About The “Alt-Tech”

Watching the Christchurch gunman Brenton Tarrant’s (28) headband camera’s online streaming video, 90’s kids would not find anything they have not seen before. If you’ve ever played a first-person shooter game such as Call of Duty or Battlefield, you will…
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Trust Square Restores Faith in Democracy

Trust Square has an address that everyone in Europe recognizes. It is located in the most high-end street in Zurich, Bahnhofstrasse. Central Bank is just across the street, the next door neighbor is a stylish Opera Gallery, and the gorgeous Alps views from the Zurich lake is…