There’s something very Brexit about the current hacks vs. hackers divide separating European journalists from digital activists over the EU’s policy on copyright freedoms online – a dispute that comes to a head with a European Parliament vote on September 12. … More Rumble in Strasbourg: Hacks vs. Hackers in EU copyright law row
The Internet has reacted with outrage – critical & supportive – to an anonymous essay circulated internally by one of Google’s thousands of technologists, in which he criticises the corporate giant’s steps to bring gender equality to its workspace. … More Free speech, free enterprise and gender equality at Google
Google’s carefully considered decision to bar Egyptian and Libyan YouTube viewers from accessing Innocence of Muslims changed its line on resisting responsibility for content, and changed the terms and conditions under which the world uses its service, perhaps forever. If ever asked, I strongly advise service providers such as ISPs, website hosts, search engines, email … More Google: Taking responsibility, or choosing their battles?