Technology

18 January 2022

Ra! Ra! RasPutin

To save democracy and competition, governments around the world are relying on regulations focusing on moderation as a means of controlling the narrative on social media.

Unfortunately, those plans are starting to backfire.

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Social

21 December 2021

‘Twas the night before Christmas 2021

‘Twas the night before Christmas 2021

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Blog

13 September 2021

Hook Up Who’s Who?

Dating Apps already collect comprehensive and sensitive personally identifiable data (PII). Your name, address, birthday, photos, city, phone number, and email are all part of your online dating profile.

I understand the need to ensure that people you meet on dating sites are real, however, what does Tinder validating someone’s driver’s license actually accomplish?

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Social

31 August 2021

No Fans for You!

OnlyFans was founded in 2016 as an online social network allowing ‘digital creatives’ to build an audience and monetize directly with their ‘Fans’. In theory this was a wonderful idea that I have supported for years. In practice however, OnlyFans has grown to 120 million subscribers by hosting – almost exclusively – ‘pay-for-play’ pornography.

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News

12 August 2021

The Decentralists – Hot Topix: Regulation Rigamarole

Bill C-10 has faced criticism for granting a large amount of power to the CRTC, who are unelected regulators and receive very little guidance from Parliament or the government.

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Social

29 July 2021

The Decentralists – Hot Topix: Under the Influence

On this episode we talk about Identity and Influence online.

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Social

22 June 2021

CanCon Comes to Social Media: Did the Canadian Government Just Make a Colossal Mistake?

Today, the Government of Canada amended the Broadcasting Act to account for the rise in Internet video and digital media, with a special focus on streaming services like Netflix. Referred to as Bill C-10, this revision seeks to compel streaming platforms to follow the same regulatory obligations as cable TV providers.

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