Data Factories

Facebook and Google and other advertising businesses are data factories, and regulation will be most effective if it lets users look inside

Open, Closed, and Privacy

Just as encryption is only viable on closed systems, so it is that increased privacy regulations will only entrench walled gardens. That should affect thinking on regulation.

Why Facebook Shouldn’t Be Allowed to Buy tbh

Facebook is acquiring tbh, another burgeoning social network; regulators erred in allowing the Instagram and WhatsApp acquisitions, but there is no better place to start enforcing the law than now.

BuzzFeed Reorganizes, WhatsApp Eases Privacy Rules

BuzzFeed reorganizes and thus reemphasizes their new business model. Unfortunately, it’s a business model that doesn’t necessarily need news. Then, WhatsApp predictably eases their privacy policy, their CEO’s previous declarations notwithstanding.