Mark Zuckerberg caused a row last week about, because in an interview about censorship and fake news, he said he does not wish to remove holocaust-deniers from Facebook. It’s almost funny that the man who gave rise to the biggest social platform in the world, isn’t very socially versatile himself. Funny, if the issue at hand wasn’t so important.
Over the past few weeks, US President Trump — and by extension the US — has shown a truly ugly side of itself. So, what does the future bring? Let’s do some crystal ball gazing.
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?
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.
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’.