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October 9, 2020

This week the US Congress released their long anticipated report on competition in the digital marketplace. It is the result of an extensive investigation into the digital monopolies, and foreshadows a potentially significant shift in antitrust law, which could radically alter and reconfigure our digital world.

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TikTok and the economics of attention

October 7, 2020

TikTok continues to have a transformative effect on our culture and the media industry. The latest great example of this, is the story of Nathan Apodaca a/k/a 420doggface208 and his lip sync of Fleetwood Mac’s Dreams.

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The Facebook Government in waiting?

October 2, 2020

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The Facebook Government in waiting?
What sort of coup could take over a networked state?

Jesse Hirsh
Oct 2

If Facebook is a shadow government, what happens when the governance of Facebook is targeted by an external group? If Facebook is an example of an emerging “networked state” then how might such a state be vulnerable to an equivalent coup d’état?

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Future Tools: Zorin OS

September 30, 2020

I’m often asked by people who want to try using a Linux operating system for the first time, which distribution would be best for a beginner. Up until this point, I’d generally recommend Ubuntu, as it is relatively easy to use, but also offers the depth and learning curve to keep them active for some time.

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Big Mother and the Surveillance State

September 29, 2020

The problem with the Orwellian concept of Big Brother as the embodiment of centralized state based surveillance is that it’s too simple. It makes it easy to misunderstand the nuance and complexities of the surveillance state that we currently reside in.

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Data sprawl, privacy, and cybersecurity

September 25, 2020

There’s irony in the correlation that the less our bodies move the more our data sprawls. Our bias towards the material world creates a blind spot that hides the extent to which we travel extensively in the digital.

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Contributors

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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. 

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Jesse Hirsh

Futurist, researcher and public speaker, Jesse Hirsh has been active in technology and commenting on it across the media for 25 years. His premium newsletter service operates from Metaviews.ca.

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Charles Hugh Smith

Charles Hugh Smith is the author of numerous books and writes from OfTwoMinds.com.