The EU is enacting a new privacy directive as of today: the GDPR (short for General Data Protection Regulation).
Given the recent revelations about Facebook and the continuous stream of hacks we see in the media, this is a good thing. The question is, though: is it effective?
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Everybody’s talking about Bitcoin. As an IT person, I’ve been hearing about it for years, but the rest of the world is increasingly in an uproar. So, let’s combine some technical and economic knowledge and see what it’s all about.
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Western Democracy. The universally lauded, ultimate way to set up a Good™ society. I recently had an argument about what a democracy really means, and I’ve since realized that ‘democracy’ as a term has become as loaded as the term ‘nazi’.
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Nearly all scientists agree that climate change is happening. And really, just take a whiff of air coming out of your car exhaust and you know that can’t be good for the world. Why do people still deny the facts? And is there a way around that?
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After the US elections, and with the Dutch elections coming up, I’ve been looking into what different forms of government actually exist. There wasn’t really a handy overview… until now!
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