As Usual, World Economic Forum Gets Robots And AI Wrong Over...

The World Economic Forum is that gathering of the Great and the Good that takes place at Davos each year. One good explanation for...

The Coming Glories Of The Decentralised Web

There's a rather breathless movement among the tech types who think about such things as the internet - the rest of us just use...

Naked Self-Interest And The Idea Of Higher VAT For Online, Amazon,...

The latest suggestion for dealing with the decline of retail is one of such naked self-interest that those proposing it should be ashamed of...

WhatsApp Turns Down India’s Demand For Message Traceability – Rightly So

It's clearly true that untraceable messages create problems for law enforcement and even the suppression of incitement to violence. However, the ability to send...

Google’s Response To The EU’s Android And Search Case

Hal Varian has made some cogent points about digital economics. Not wholly certain that all of the following is quite so obviously true but...

Why Facebook’s Latest Fake News Campaign Won’t Work In The Slightest

So Facebook has decided that it really should be doing something about fake news. They've even managed to get the underlying basic point correct...

The Nobel Laureate On Tech Company Monopoly And Regulation

It won't have escaped your attention that rather large numbers of people are calling for the regulation of the tech companies. The Amazon, Google,...

Elon Musk’s Pravda And Why It Won’t Work

An alternative title to this could be my, how quickly the blogs became absorbed into the establishment. Elon Musk is getting tired of people doubting...

The European Union’s GDPR Data Rules Only Increase The Amount Of...

We are all, of course, looking forward to getting out of that acranian organisation, the European Union. The latest example of the uselessness of...

Mark Zuckerberg Talks To MEPs, Not Insignificant MPs – And Quite...

Members of the Westminster Parliament have been waxing indignant recently because Mark Zuckerberg - you know, the gazillionnaire who runs a global concern dealing...