Selling the Surveillance State

October 15, 2020

As North Americans we often suffer from an insular outlook onto the world. We wrongly regard our position as the centre, and everything else as the periphery.
While there are a range of reasons as to why this is foolish and self-damaging, it is in the realm of technology that it can be particularly revealing.


Future Tools: OBS Studio

October 15, 2020

The pandemic has changed our relationship with media. Although this shift has been subtle, and obviously overshadowed by everything else going on. Yet we shouldn’t take for granted how our consumption of media content has dramatically expanded, and our expectations of media have evolved tremendously.


Can the digital divide be bridged?

October 14, 2020

For as long as people have been talking about (the potential of) the Internet, we’ve been anticipating and lamenting the digital divide. Like a moving target, the digital divide simultaneously appears surmountable while also inevitable. The rapid rate of technological change creates early adopters and thereby people who struggle to keep up.


Why We’re Doomed: Our Delusional Faith in Incremental Change

October 13, 2020

Better not to risk any radical evolution that might fail, and so failure is thus assured. When times are good, modest reforms are all that’s needed to maintain the ship’s course. By “good times,” I mean eras of rising prosperity which generate bigger budgets, profits, tax revenues, paychecks, etc., eras characterized by high levels of stability and predictability.


#AxisOfEasy 167: Google Delists, Then Relists The Great Barrington Declaration

October 13, 2020

Robinhood accounts hacked and looted, support AWOL,
Microsoft and US Cybercommand both attack trickbot,
German giant Software AG’s internal network offline in ransomware attack and more in AofE #167


Our Simulacrum Economy

October 12, 2020

In the hyper-real casino, everyone has access to the terrors of losing, but only a few know the joys of the rigged games that guarantee a few big winners by design.




Mark E. Jeftovic

Mark is the co-founder of easyDNS and the editor-in-chief of #AxisOfEasy. He is the author of Managing Mission Critical Domains & DNS (Packt UK, 2018) and Unassailable: Protect Yourself from Deplatform Attacks & Cancel Culture. 


Jesse Hirsh

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