Microsoft and ICE; Tech and Trump, Revisited; Lines and Responsibilities

Microsoft is facing both internal and external pushback for its contract with ICE in the light of the Trump administration decision to separate families at the border; it is time for tech executives to decide where the line is between rhetoric and action.

The Facebook Current

The Senate hearing about Facebook was a bigger deal than it might have seemed, both because it happened and because of what was said.

The Facebook Brand

The Facebook brand is, due to Facebook’s strategic choices, about not respecting privacy. That is why the Cambridge Analytica story is such a problem for the company.

Qualcomm, National Security, and Patents

The Trump administration blocked Broadcom’s acquisition of Qualcomm, and I think it was the right move. Understanding why means understanding Qualcomm and Broadcom’s plan for the company — and the problem with patents.