His Master had told him to call for help should a Wolf attack the flock, and the Villagers would drive it away. So now, though he had not seen anything that even looked like a Wolf, he ran toward the village shouting at the top of his voice, “Wolf! Wolf!” As he expected, the Villagers […]
Wall Street Journal reporter Rob Copeland has unearthed another Google data scraping scandal, this time your private health information. As usual, Google doesn’t want you to focus on how they use this data in the background for data profiling in ways that you don’t know is happening and that you were never asked to consent […]
As any journalist can tell you (probably off the record), Google’s press police hammers the message of the day very aggressively. We have a perfect example of those Googlely antics with their latest charm offensive on new data centers in Europe. Here’s the headline from The Street, which is very likely actual reporting on the story: […]
Big Tech’s lobbyists organize rallies for surveillance capitalists in the ancient capitals of Europe “pulling the wires which control the public mind.”
Google’s European charm offensive on “Article 13” has come to Canada in search of earned media. They got it last night on a previously-credible news show called The Agenda in the “Struggling Artists and Copyright Rules” episode. (For readers outside of Canada, the Agenda is one of the top news magazine television programs in Canada, […]
While we can appreciate Lyor’s old school view of his role in the Google Nation, no one should be persuaded that his approach will change anything as long as one of the largest corporations in commercial history is allowed to weaponize the DMCA safe harbor.
[Editor Charlie sez: Scott Cleland takes an excellent deep dive into the “leechonomics” of the safe harbors afforded to the special people who are members of the Internet Association and the Digital Media Association. This corporate welfare was most recently replicated in the punitive Music Modernization Act retroactive safe harbor bolstering profits from copyright infringement […]
In a curious turnaround, Quartz reports that George Soros in a speech at Davos identified the “monolithic power” of Google and Facebook as threats to democracy as we know it. Considering that Soros typically puts his vast wealth behind his view of the world, this could get interesting.
Facebook’s Monika Bickert, YouTube’s Juniper Downs and Twitter’s Carlos Monje will testify today at the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee to explain how their company’s profit from terror groups using their platforms. The hearing, Terrorism and Social Media: #IsBigTechDoingEnough? at 10 am ET today. As Ranking Member Senator Bill Nelson noted, the hearing is the first time […]
I figured it was time to dig into this phrase “net neutrality” and see what it’s all about. And sure enough, as I’ll explain below, this appears as just another typical Google scam where they systematically create mass hysteria that the little guy is going to somehow be hosed. I’m afraid to say, the public is being duped.