Tech

encryption

The EU’s muddled approach to encryption

November 19, 2020 6:46 pm

Encryption uses calculations which are easy to perform one-way round but almost impossible to reverse

wine glasses

The ludicrousness of stemmed wine glasses

November 16, 2020 8:28 am

Why does this idiotic item persist?

fake news

What Trump can learn from Boris in fighting fake news

October 30, 2020 11:14 am

Britain sends a clear picture to foreign adversaries about the costs of their online influence campaigns

big tech

What’s the point of trying to break up Big Tech?

October 29, 2020 9:43 am

This battle will run for years and enrich armies of lawyers

wikipedia

There’s nothing neutral about Wikipedia

October 29, 2020 9:21 am

For lazy journalists, Wikipedia is the only thing they read when ‘researching’ an article. And why not?

hunter biden

Behind the social-media blackout of Biden family corruption

October 16, 2020 12:25 am

If a bombshell goes off in the forest and no one is allowed to talk about it, does it make a sound?

great barrington declaration

Why can’t we talk about the Great Barrington Declaration?

October 15, 2020 12:15 pm

The three scientists who created it aren’t outliers or cranks, but professors at Oxford, Harvard and Stanford

qanon

Liberals don’t need their own QAnon

October 14, 2020 4:27 pm

Resistance Twitter and the misinformation of the left

robber barons

Bring back robber barons

October 13, 2020 11:19 pm

Why can’t Amazon and Facebook do what Carnegie and Rockefeller did?

yelp

Yelp’s anti-racist social credit nightmare

October 12, 2020 12:54 pm

The company’s ‘Business Accused of Racist Behavior’ tag is straight out of the CCP playbook

cambridge analytica

The collapse of the Cambridge Analytica Brexit conspiracy theory

October 8, 2020 12:16 pm

There was always a whiff of desperation to the Cambridge Analytica obsession

big tech

House Republicans accuse Democrats of ignoring censorship in Big Tech report

October 6, 2020 5:50 pm

‘Democrats have rejected opportunities to explore concerns about bias’

tangled web

The coming stitch-up

October 4, 2020 10:59 am

The Tangled Web We Weave: Inside the Shadow System That Shapes the Internet by James Ball reviewed

bovard

Bovard: yes, big tech censorship affects election outcomes

October 1, 2020 8:53 am

‘A growing bipartisan consensus is emerging against the power of the Big Tech companies’

zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg’s quest for redemption

September 26, 2020 11:01 am

The new Facebook ‘Oversight Board’ is an attempt to prove that he is not above accountability and is responsive to criticism

invasion

Invasion of the Startup Backers

August 21, 2020 1:13 pm

Tech bros have declared NYC dead — now they’re coming for my Suburban Lifestyle Dream

silicon valley

Milwaukee is a victory for Silicon Valley’s shadow state

August 17, 2020 1:23 pm

Silicon Valley, like Wall Street, might talk left, but it makes sure to donate to both parties

facebook

Facebook is wrong to censor Donald Trump

August 6, 2020 11:52 am

‘Misinformation’ is defined so vaguely that it can be applied increasingly liberally to all manner of online content

trump

President Trump should bend — but not break — Big Tech

August 5, 2020 11:47 am

Going back to the media of 25 years ago would not go well for the President or for conservatives

tiktok

The media’s TikTok blindspot

August 3, 2020 2:08 pm

Almost no journalist will write about why the Chinese app is a national security threat

big tech

Why we can’t just break up Big Tech

July 31, 2020 10:33 am

Drawing the dividing lines is more difficult with software

big tech

Four main takeaways from the House’s Big Tech antitrust sideshow

July 30, 2020 5:55 pm

No one in Congress over the age of 50 should be sitting on a committee overseeing ‘Big Tech’

rohingya

Does Facebook hold the key to the Rohingya genocide?

July 26, 2020 11:23 am

The nature of the deadly crackdown in Burma has made obtaining evidence a difficult task

putin

Putin plans to make the West destroy itself

July 22, 2020 11:52 pm

Chaos and division is the real goal for Russia

hacked

Trick or treat: the pros and cons of being hacked

July 15, 2020 11:26 pm

The scammers showed me how generous my friends really are